23 Aug 2010, 12:01 by dochdasmesser
12 Jun 2009, 01:13 by warren33Widely considered her most realised work, Hounds of Love is Kate Bush's fifth record and was her first breakthrough into the American Top 40. A cursory listen to various musical media outlets would seem to support my thought that "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" is Kate Bush's best-known song in the United States. In any case, while The Dreaming remains my personal favourite album, Hounds of Love is a very, very close second.
The album is actually divided into two parts via the tried and true method of placing two distinct themes in song groupings on either side of the record (in the case of the CD, the theme changes with track six). Side A is named after the album whole, while side B is entitled "The Ninth Wave" (after a Tennyson poem). "The Ninth Wave" is a loose telling of a woman spending a night lost at sea, not knowing if she will live to see morning. Two guesses as to which side contains the accessible "pop" songs and the album's four singles...
24 Dec 2008, 16:50 by MachineOfaDreamFavorites of 2008
As usual, a brief journal about my very favorite music from the past year. These are not necessarily new songs released this year.
1. Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon - This song is astounding in its musicianship and complexity, but above that, it's also great to listen to. I can't get bored of this one because it's just so damn versatile. It has a bit of everything. My only complaint is that the lyrics are too abstract, but despite that it's easily one of the best songs I've ever heard.
2. Kate Bush - The Morning Fog - Okay, I've loved this song for a few years now, but that hasn't faded at all - I may even love it more than ever. It's just so intensely happy and busy. It's the sweetest song ever, and makes me enjoy being alive.
3. Nicole Atkins - The Way It Is - The song that got me into Nicole Atkins and sent me on a yearlong binge on her album and EPs. This song is just so intense and gets better as you listen to it. You have to make through to the end every time you hear it. …
12 Jul 2008, 21:31 by Confessions87Right, here it is. I don't know why I keep making these silly, pointless lists of my fifty favourite songs by my favourite artists, because I'm in agony really trying to compile the goddamn list and thinking to myself, "Ooh! Should that song be higher than that song, or lower than that one? But then Song X is her defining song so surely it should be higher?!" ETC.
This list was very difficult to compile, because Kate's music is of such a high standard throughout her entire career. Personally, my favourite decade of her music, if I had to pick, would be the 1980s, and I'm sure many would agree. We got the first signs of real artistic genius materialising with Never for Ever, then the stunning The Dreaming, the obvious masterpiece Hounds of Love and the beautiful The Sensual World rounding out the decade in '89.
Here's my list...
50. Rocket's Tail
48. Pull Out the Pin
47. Mrs. Bartolozzi
46. Them Heavy People
45. Love and Anger
44. Under the Ivy
43. Get Out of My House
19 Apr 2007, 00:31 by MachineOfaDreamThis idea was taken from some other journals. It's a good idea because it helps people who like my taste to further identify with me (or not) and it brings back memories to think about how I got to where I am with my favorite artists.
"Post the top ten bands/artists on your profile, the first song you heard of theirs, the song that made you fall in love, and your current favorite."
Artist: Kate Bush
First song: This Woman's Work - Virginia played this for me because people told me she was similar to Tori Amos. I enjoyed the intensity of it.
Fell in love: The Morning Fog - This is a hard pick because I fell in love with Kate in stages. Stage one was when I couldn't stop playing this track.
Current favorite: Wuthering Heights - I am referring to the remake for The Whole Story. The song is intoxicating and right now I'm particularly digging it again. I always thought it to be too repetitive to be Kate's best, but it does happen to be one of the best vocals there is.
25 Jun 2006, 18:44 by momosupermoI think I did this wrong because I actually thought about it rather than taking random tracks. I really wanna see the movie now...!
Opening credits: Owari no Kisetsu
Waking Up: The Morning Fog
Falling in Love: Lovelight or Open Your Heart
Fight scene: 20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman's Song)
Breaking up: Ask
Getting back together: Through the Fire
Secret Love: Don't Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
Life's okay: Heroes
Mental breakdown: Breaking Glass
Driving Flashback: Burning Bridges
Partying: Got Me Like Oh
Happy dance: Tibetan Dance
Long night alone: Winner Takes It All
Final Battle: Maganona
Death scene: Soz Bitti
Ending credit: Iceblink Luck
9 Apr 2006, 20:45 by MachineOfaDreamNow that I finally have a new top track, I thought it'd be fun to just make an entry concerning my thoughts on my most played tracks and the history of them.
Ashes to Ashes was my first ever top track, immediately jumping out to a lead and staying there for months. It's just a really unique track on a very passionate album, Scary Monsters... and Super Creeps, which is one of my favorite albums. (and won't tag as plain old "Scary Monsters" which it should!) I'd say that this album is like "fine wine" in terms of how it grew on me. I never thought of "Ashes To Ashes" as a track worth repeat plays when I first got into David Bowie, but all the little nuances became intoxicating once I was in the right mood.
Lust eventually shot into #1 with Bliss taking over #2 and it would remain that way for quite some time. They were the first tracks I sampled by Tori Amos and that first night I heard them I played them each about twenty times. …