Jan 20, 2020
Even though we said last week that our resolution was to keep our episodes to around an hour, it turns out we’re big fat liars. We’ve busted that promise. We didn’t even last one episode.
However, this week we’re talking about Kate Bush frankly, we just don’t think it’s possible to do her oeuvre justice in less than an hour. So there.
After the roaring success of our Deftones episode (seriously - it was perhaps one of our most popular ever), Weaver is hoping to go two for two this week, as we give him another crack at choosing an album. He chose Aerial, Kate Bush’s eighth album. Released in 2005, it was her first release in 12 years. It was also a double album which (we may be wrong here) make it our first double album that’s been under consideration for our discography.
A highly anticipated return for this much loved, somewhat mysterious artist, it comes complete with the usual Kate Bush quirkiness, albeit dialled down significantly. Mostly, it comes across as an artist who has settled into a comfortable middle age. Risk are taken, although they’re perhaps smaller than what they were some 20 years before.
She’s released a lot of important, iconic, highly praised work, meaning that Aerial is a prime candidate for our discography. Does it deserve a place in it? You know what to do.