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Music Review: Kate Bush - Aerial

Kate Bush 2005 Photo by Trevor Leighton National Portrait Gallery
Artistic genius, or howling, lost-on-the-moor madwoman? Kate Bush has always defied description—and divided audiences along the way. As British author John Mendelssohn put it, when Bush “came out of of nowhere in 1978 with her jaw-droppingly eccentric debut single ‘Wuthering Heights,’ screeching like a banshee, flapping her arms as though trying to take wing, pulling alarming faces, people either adored or loathed her.” But absence has benefitted Bush. Since dropping out of the music world to raise a family, a massive cult has grown up around the reclusive, publicity-shy singer. There are now Kate Bush fashions and fan conventions, while the truly obsessive celebrate her birthday as “Katemas...
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Björk - Vulnicura

Björk is a pop artist who makes distinctly unpopular music, in Top 40 terms—but remains endlessly fascinating. The Icelandic innovator’s eighth studio album documents her marital breakup and is full of shifting strings, buzzing synths and emotional outpourings, peaking with Björk’s triumphant roar of “I am not hurt” on the woozy “Mouth Mantra.”
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