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One of my more favorite Tracks off of the New Dirty Projectors Album.
Number 8 is: Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow.
When one thinks of having 50 words for snow, one thinks back to the old wive’s tale. It is said that eskimos have 50 words for snow, according to the tale. From this short saying came Kate Bush’s newest album.
Kate, a song writer unknown to me, began to be subtly mentioned on Pitchfork and NPR Music. I payed no heed to the notes about this new great record. I just looked at the cover picture and thought: “Oh that looks melodramatic.” I wrote it off in my head. I gave no thought to it until it got played. Hearing the first song, Snowflake, I quickly realized the immense talent she had for songwriting. Listening to the rest of the album I was entertained, and immensely pleased at the work. She reminds me of a Proto-Joanna Newsom, who plays piano instead of Harp.
The slow, thoughtful songs drip with so much soul compared to other artists, in my opinion (most notably Bon Iver), that she deserves this spot on the List.