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    An absolute masterpiece from start to finish.

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    I love this album so much.

    Listened again last night for the first time in many months, and completely reconnected with it. I think "Mrs. Bartolozzi" and "A Coral Room" are two of the most beautiful songs of her career, and the entirety of A Sky of Honey is magnificent, although I reserve extra special love for "Prologue" and "Sunset."

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    See, this is also an album I can call a masterpiece. Unfortunately I just never want to listen to it.

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    How come?

    I had a bit of an Aerial fest last month. I think it's up there with Kate's best.

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    It's really weird. I loved it when it first came out. After about a month I stopped listening to it and since then I've only ever listened to it once again. I agree that Coral Room is amazing and I appreciate Washing Machine and am fond of several others but I just get sooo bored when I try to listen to it from start to finish.

    And yet, despite all that I really do think it's a masterpiece. Except that I hate Rolf Harris being on it.

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    I was a bit like that, I had an Aerial binge in 2005 and 2006 and then have listened intermittently since but when I do listen, I really listen. I think it's gorgeous. It takes time though, it's pretty subtle. As Kate herself might say, "don't give up"!

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    It's the most boring masterpiece I've ever listened to for sure.

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    See, that's just trolling. Keep the conversation the other thread and stop trying to drag it in here.

    Thanks.

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    It's typical, ebby. For fairness.

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    How is it trolling?? Menju says he'd like to hear all about the likes AND dislikes. I think it's an amazing album but for some odd reason I never listen to it. I'm just saying that I can still view it as a masterpiece despite my lack of interest in it at the present time. It was no reflection on your posts in the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePerson View Post
    How is it trolling?? Menju says he'd like to hear all about the likes AND dislikes. I think it's an amazing album but for some odd reason I never listen to it. I'm just saying that I can still view it as a masterpiece despite my lack of interest in it at the present time. It was no reflection on your posts in the other thread.
    Bollocks.

    I will ban you from this sub forum if you intend on trolling it.

    You're intentionally trolling with posts like this. If you want to continue that other conversation, do it in the other thread.

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    Ebby man, two posts above mine Joey talks about the album being a masterpiece!!! I was reacting to that and agreeing that it IS one! Jeesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePerson View Post
    Ebby man, two posts above mine Joey talks about the album being a masterpiece!!! I was reacting to that and agreeing that it IS one! Jeesh.
    Kate Bush doesn't believe you, and she's trying to channel her inner dunce to have some kind of understand of your mindset.


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    I love disc 2, no exceptions. Well, I usually skip Prelude, and sometimes Architect's Dream (pretty, but doesn't go anywhere)... but I don't dislike anything on it.

    Disc 1 is not very exciting. King of the Mountain might be my favorite, for it's immediacy and catchy single-ness and above all the lyric "in the snow with Rosebud". Elvis references bring it down a notch, but I love the story she sketches out here about the twilight of an artists' career - isolation, idiosyncrasy... couldn't be singing about herself, could she? NAW!

    I really want to love How To Be Invisible, because the lyrics are great, but the music so, sooo dry and sterile. It's neither dynamic nor atmospheric, it's just there.

    Joanni has the best Kate Bush moment on the whole album - when I first played A Sea of Honey, I was so disappointed by this artist I didn't recognize anymore. Until Joanni's coda came in with Kate doing her "buzzing bee" imitation. I think I jumped out of my chair and said "OMG this is Kate Bush!!!".

    Mrs. Bartolozzi would be truly heartbreaking, but the "warshing machine" bits are just too silly. It's an interesting song, but will never be a favorite.

    It took me forever to like A Coral Room - and I do now. In fact, I love it. Sometimes I will actually rewind and fast forward to my favorite lyrics in the song, which I don't think I've ever done before. They are just that powerful to me.

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    I adore A Coral Room; it's achingly beautiful and definitely my favourite track from the album. From the stark piano intro it builds so well towards those final verses .

    Sunset is probably my second favourite and I love the guitar on it.

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