The Top 50 Albums of 2011

It is that time of year where you can’t escape from the countdown lists. You can view ours at the top of the page under the heading of ‘The Top 50 Albums of 2011’. View albums from Bjork, Foster The People, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, P.J Harvey and many more (45 to be exact). What do you think of the list? Where are your favourite albums placed? Have we missed any?

You can also download a playlist for Spotify: Top 50 Albums of 2011

Kate Bush ’50 Words For Snow’ Album Review

Kate Bush releases her second album of the year: ’50 Words for Snow’ and it is a blend of cold and delicate melodies which might not be her most accessible work but it is the most focussed. The seasonal album has an overlying theme of snow and winter but search within this and you will find songs packed with innocence and distance mixed with life and love. This is something Bush does outstandingly well, taking a concept which would seem absurd but turns it into something rather beautiful, as in the case of ‘Misty’ the romance of a snowman. The instrumentation and matured vocals blends effortlessly with the underlying theme to create a very rich album which keeps rewarding the listener. This is a fantastic, intense album that reiterates just how talented Bush is.

Listen To Kate Bush’s New Single

Hear the new Kate Bush single ‘Wild Man’ below, it is taken from her new album ’50 Words for Snow’ which is released in November.It sounds pretty darn good to me, what do you guys think?

Breaking News: Kate Bush Album Update!

A few details of Kate Bush’s new album have been released today. The album titled ‘50 Words for Snow’ will hit shelves on 21st November. There will be seven songs to feature on the album but the running time will be 65 minutes; and each song will be set against the background of constant falling snow. The track listing has also been released and is as follows:

‘Lake Tahoe’
‘Snowed In At Wheeler Street’
’50 Words For Snow’
‘Among Angels’

This album is the second release on Bush’s Fish People Records and the exciting news is that album can now be pre-ordered online through iTunes and HMV.

Looks like Christmas will come early this year.

Kate Bush To Release New Album!

Big news for Kate Bush fans, it looks like the artist is to release another new album this year. According to EMI the album is set to be released in November. It was 2005 when we last had an original recording and Bush has reflected on this: “It’s very frustrating the albums take as long as they do. I wish there weren’t such big gaps between them”, but I would rather they take as long as they do and produce some really excellent music than a rushed album. Can’t wait for November now.