50 Words For Snow Capitalizing, perhaps, on her currency among young alt-pop sirens like Florence Welch, Bush ­follows up May's Director's Cut with a boldly stripped-down set that distills… 50 Words For Snow Capitalizing, perhaps, on her currency among young alt-pop sirens like Florence Welch, Bush ­follows up May's Director's Cut with a boldly stripped-down set that distills… 2011-11-21 Kate Bush Pop Anti-
Music Review

50 Words for Snow (2011)

SIREN SONG Bush puts out a dreamy stripped-down set
Image credit: John Carder Bush
SIREN SONG Bush puts out a dreamy stripped-down set
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 21, 2011; Lead Performance: Kate Bush; Genre: Pop; Production: Anti-

Capitalizing, perhaps, on her currency among young alt-pop sirens like Florence Welch, Bush ­follows up May's Director's Cut with a boldly stripped-down set that distills her off-kilter ­aesthetic to its purest essence: Think tolling piano chords, swooping vocals, and loads of dreamy poetry about horses and porcelain dolls. It's all ­gorgeous — even the 13-minute ''Misty'' — but 50 Words for Snow peaks with a stunning Elton John duet on which the pair play time-traveling lovers. A-

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Originally posted Nov 16, 2011 Published in issue #1182 Nov 25, 2011 Order article reprints