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Kate Bush — Aerial
Album: Aerial
Avg rating:
5.8

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Total ratings: 171









Released: 2005
Length: 7:02
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 musicgirl101 wrote:
Love the song (i love all her songs) but the laughing is just weird.

 

 i like it, she sounds great
don't you get it, she's laughing at what the bird is saying
i give it a 7
Love it, and love the other songs on the album too, I dont see them as filler songs..
 VinylPusher wrote:
Sorry Kate, this is a clear-cut case of taking one's-self far too seriously. I have visions of the creativity process for this track... "Let's, let's , I know... happiness, lauging and and, and BIRDS, we must have BIRDS. Tweeting. Twittering. Tweeting. Birds and then I sing a bit, with the birds, or the birds sing with me, and it will be GREAT and everyone will LOVE me". If Madonna and Kate Bush were to make physical contact, somthing quite possibly quantum might happen.
 
Shudder. The horror, the horror...{#Stop}

I've got this album, and IMO it's worth having but it would have been better edited to just one CD of top-notch songs, rather than padded out to two CDs with indifferent and bad songs. It's a bit like putting water in malt whiskey - it dilutes the quality and leaves the taster missing out on the true experience of the undiluted goodness.

And for sure, there is one execrable song, The Artist, featuring Rolf Harris, which should never have seen the light of day. Appalling, even before Harris was convicted for kiddy-fiddling. With luck, future pressings of Aerial will be censored of that earache of a song on account of Harris being as popular as Rudolph Hess these days...
 Bumped, because I agree with him

dmax wrote:
I took a long drive and listened to this whole "album" finally. Honestly, I was just about in tears. Unfortunately, the single songs on the album aren't sufficient alone - especially one like this. If you snatched one song off Another Green World, it would similarly be easy to say, "What's the fuss?" And, like Another Green World, this isn't the album you put on in the back for casual listening.

The album is a meditation on contentment. The songs progress through the day, and the Aerial on the roof is her, facing the day and expressing her joy. That's a fairly complex thing to emote, especially in a simple rock song, and she takes her sweet time getting there.

Brilliant. Now that I've had a chance to listen to the album closer, this second album is as good as I'd hoped.
 


Love the song (i love all her songs) but the laughing is just weird.
This album is an absolute masterpeice! Worth the very long wait!
I love the birds, the laughter, the weird bits, everything that people dislikes. The problem is the poor melody and the boring, monotonous and simply bad unending guitar solo. Not one of the best in Aerial (though it's better put in context). And why are all records by Kate getting airplay except the best of them all?
This is a great song, people, but you're hearing it out of context! It's the last song of a "concept", which is the entire second disc. The guitarist is Danny McIntosh, her partner, father of her son, and guitarist on the entire album. If you listen to the entire disk in the order in which is was intended, this is the glorious crescendo, the day breaking after the long, romantic night, communion with the birds and the sun....it literally sent shivers up my spine when I first heard it.
Platypus wrote:
if my head didn't already hurt so badly from bashing it against the wall, i would try to locate that little emoticon of the guy bashing his head against the wall. argh. /just don't "get it"
I don't get it either, Platy. And I sincerely try to do so every time BillG plays her. :confused:
if my head didn't already hurt so badly from bashing it against the wall, i would try to locate that little emoticon of the guy bashing his head against the wall. argh. /just don't "get it"
Sorry Kate, this is a clear-cut case of taking one's-self far too seriously. I have visions of the creativity process for this track... "Let's, let's , I know... happiness, lauging and and, and BIRDS, we must have BIRDS. Tweeting. Twittering. Tweeting. Birds and then I sing a bit, with the birds, or the birds sing with me, and it will be GREAT and everyone will LOVE me". If Madonna and Kate Bush were to make physical contact, somthing quite possibly quantum might happen.
This blows! :puke:
OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD OH MY GOD KATE IS BACK!!!! Im so freaking happy theres a new Kate album!! Who cares about them birds for crissakes? It's a DOUBLE album! And I can hear David Gilmour playing in this track!! Have I died and gone to heaven or what
WOW! I've been a Kate Bush fan for decades. In particular, I've always appreciated her 'pushing-the-boundaries' approach to music, combined with a voice to match the tunes. I love this new song, and am heading to the iTunes store right now. Thanks, Bill (Two days later): Well, iTunes doesn't have it yet, so I had to go down to the local record shop and buy the CD. I agree with what others have said below: I don't think one can adequately rate this song without having listened to the whole album. What a beautiful and moving piece of art Kate has created. I appreciate her more and more all the time.
Don't like the laughing, but do like the guitar on this track...anyone know who's on the axe?
Painful! Gratuitous laughter is far more insulting than gratuitous sex!
The bird chirping and Kate laughing like she is high on drugs is really really annoying! :naughty: Bad Kate :beat:
Well...either she or the bird does a good job keeping up, at least that. 8.
Bocephus wrote:
I have to agree that she overdoes the special effects, but if you've heard the whole album it makes much more sense.
Unfortunately, hearing this song does not entice me to purchase the entire album.
A whole lotta fake laughing goin' on. Ir. It. Tate. Ing.
Cool birds man. Are we in the Tiki room??
She's a mad woman, I tells yer!
pilate wrote:
Take out the laugh track and this might be an ok song.
I have to agree that she overdoes the special effects, but if you've heard the whole album it makes much more sense.
thissongisboring
Take out the laugh track and this might be an ok song.
poor birds...they came out so nicely...
Very disappointing.
I took a long drive and listened to this whole "album" finally. Honestly, I was just about it tears. Unfortunately, the single songs on the album aren't sufficient alone - especially one like this. If you snatched one song off Another Green World, it would similarly be easy to say, "What's the fuss?" And, like Another Green World, this isn't the album you put on in the back for casual listening. The album is a meditation on contentment. The songs progress through the day, and the Aerial on the roof is her, facing the day and expressing her joy. That's a fairly complex thing to emote, especially in a simple rock song, and she takes her sweet time getting there. Brilliant. Now that I've had a chance to listen to the album closer, this second album is as good as I'd hoped.
Ick
You GO Kate! Let it out! :roflol: :eek: :roflol: :think:
The only thing worse than birds and laughing in a song is forced-laughter and fake (sounding at least) birds in a song. This made me go to the trouble to log in just to change to Kink FM for the remainder of this "song", and whine. Yes, I admit it, I am whining. Feel free to hate me for it. :fight:
I know I'm getting this CD for Christmas, so please keep my fix coming until then RP! :pray:
Same here - I have a soft spot for ole' Kate, but all that cackling and tweeting made me reach for the mute button.
birds and laughter, ????? next one with crying and toads please
Kagin wrote:
I LOVE Kate Bush -- but this song....
I think I know what you're talking about. Sheesh.
I don't dig the laughing. Maybe if it was just 10 seconds...
I LOVE Kate Bush -- but this song....
I've heard this song more than 4 times during the last 2 weeks...no please...too many birds for me...
Anyways...the CD booklet implies that this waveform-like thing on the cover is the "soundwave of blackbird song". Looks about right. For a blackbird, that is, in the dead of night.
Thanks God, she's back! She was my dream-girl during my youth! Thanks RP for introducing some shapes of the new album. I have just ordered it! Bye!
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
So I am not the only one on the planet who has laughed with the birds. She can't be that bad :think: Actually, I like everything I've heard from this new album so far and I was never a KB fan.
I just bought this album and I think it's definately one that requires multiple listens to evaluate. First time I heard it I was kind of like--OK--but the more I listen to it I feel like it draws me in. You definately have to be in the right kind of mood to listen though. And I think it helps to listen to this album as a whole rather than song by song. More of a concept album.
sbosque wrote:
her first album was a masterpiece but I hate everything she's done since, anybody else in that case?
So I am not the only one on the planet who has laughed with the birds. She can't be that bad :think: Actually, I like everything I've heard from this new album so far and I was never a KB fan.
:yawn: :sleep:
her first album was a masterpiece but I hate everything she's done since, anybody else in that case?
Its time for this song to end
Not my favorite tune from the album, but it's pretty damn good. It's not quick-fix, short-attention-span tunage. Let it build, like it's doing now... Then re-grade it.
A bird in the Bush?
A bird in hand is better than a bird in a Kate Bush song.
did i miss something... is this kate bush radio now? the giggling has got to stop.
that bird just about gave me a heart attack
well, I'm excited about this album...not sure about this song yet. EDIT: ok, the birds are freaking my cat out
Finally! I've waited a long time for a new album!