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To think Kate Bush is rubbish?

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iK8 Tue 26-Aug-14 17:57:25

Shrieking, arm flapping and mincing.

What am I missing? I'm sure she's a lovely woman but good lawd I cannot see the appeal.

rainbowinmyroom Tue 26-Aug-14 17:58:17

I find her music incredibly depressing. Life is depressing enough as it is.

JennyOnTheBlocks Tue 26-Aug-14 17:58:48

she's astoundinginly beautiful to look at

Bambambini Tue 26-Aug-14 17:59:52

YABUtterlyU. One of the best artist/songwriters to come out of the UK. I'd ask you to step outside but don't think that Kate would approve!

velourvoyageur Tue 26-Aug-14 18:00:10

How many of her songs do you know though? Just WH? Have you just listened to it a couple of times?

She does make complicated music which isn't that accessible, you have to give her time, but she is fantastic. The best.

She doesn't mince! Unless she's playing a part.

Nusalembongan Tue 26-Aug-14 18:00:19

I loved her music 30 odd years ago, not followed her as she (and I) got older though. Wuthering Heights and Running up that Hill are amazing songs and yes she's very strikingly beautiful. Tonight should be interesting!

JenningsRoad Tue 26-Aug-14 18:00:30

Didn't her recent concerts sell out in, like, seconds?

Someone must like her.

KneesoftheBee Tue 26-Aug-14 18:00:39

YABU. She is a very talented artist.

squoosh Tue 26-Aug-14 18:01:30

You are entitled to your opinion.

But you're wrong.

I love and adore Kate's music. Don't find it one bit depressing. Ronan Keating, Scouting for Girls, Toploader - relentlessly upbeat 'feelgood' crap, that's depressing to me.

fishdishwish Tue 26-Aug-14 18:02:06

YABU, and it sounds like you've only ever heard her early stuff, or seen Faith Brown or Pamela Stephenson impersonating her!

MsRinky Tue 26-Aug-14 18:02:07

Aw, did you not get a ticket? I'd be gutted too. Never mind, you tell yourself she's rubbish if it makes you feel better.

iK8 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:02:54

Playing a part grin Oh good grief! <weeps>

Are they different then these songs? Because they all just sound screechy to me.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 26-Aug-14 18:03:01

Clearly you've never listened to a radio head album grin
Thats depressing

JennyOnTheBlocks Tue 26-Aug-14 18:03:02

<flaps tickets in wafty kate bushesque arms>


i'm beyond excited

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 26-Aug-14 18:04:36

grin I've just started a thread saying how I'd forgotten how fabulous she sounds.

Oh well, each to their own and all that!

iK8 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:05:18

See, nothing you've said is persuading me. I honestly do not get the hype. It's all over news and everything.

There's plenty of music I don't like but I can appreciate why others might but with Kate? I dunno.

alsmutko Tue 26-Aug-14 18:05:45

There's no accounting for taste.
My dd loves Beyonce. Now there's an artiste who's over-rated IMHO.

pictish Tue 26-Aug-14 18:06:03


KneesoftheBee Tue 26-Aug-14 18:06:29

As with many truly gifted songwriters, some of her best work has not been released as singles as they do not appeal to the mass market.

squoosh Tue 26-Aug-14 18:06:34

But if you don't like her music why would you want to be persuaded otherwise? confused

I'm quite happy disliking reams and reams of bands and musicians.

squoosh Tue 26-Aug-14 18:07:51

I'm having a little listen to The Ramones at the moment, thinking how sad it is they're all gone. Expect lots of people think they're rubbish.

Pancakeflipper Tue 26-Aug-14 18:08:36

Yeah she's utterly rubbish... don't anyone go to her concert... just hand your tickets to me right now please...

Jennyontheblock - I hope she sings Wow. I want a full account.

This woman's work is so sad. Beautiful lyrics. There's deffo a wonderful place in music for brilliant clever talented Kate.

iK8 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:08:41

Blimey this thread might be the most contentious one I've ever started on MN confused grin

OldFarticus Tue 26-Aug-14 18:09:19

I love her. Much imitated (yes, looking at you, Tori Amos!) but never bettered IMHO.

Jackie0 Tue 26-Aug-14 18:09:35

Her lyrics are pure poetry smile

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