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Studio Sessions

Kate Bush discusses her new album, Director's Cut, on today's World Cafe.

August 19, 2011 The singular U.K. pop star discusses her new album, Director's Cut, in an in-depth interview.

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November 16, 2005 A stunning live recording from Wilco; Live music from Nebraska's Bright Eyes; Tribal art pop by ...

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News

Kate Bush in 1978. Although the success she enjoyed in the U.K. didn't translate stateside, her influence is palpable on both sides of the pond.

August 16, 2011 Although she never had a major U.S. hit, her influence is palpable on both sides of the pond.

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November 30, 2005 It's the first album in more than a decade from one of popular music's truly distinct voices.

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Theo Bleckmann.

March 13, 2012 On Theo Bleckmann, or, one idiosyncratic, border-crossing singer reinterprets another.

In the video for her song, "Lake Tahoe," Kate Bush uses shadow puppetry to tell a dreamlike story of a dog and its owner.

January 24, 2012 The singer's video for "Lake Tahoe" shines with a quiet, stark elegance.

PJ Harvey's Let England Shake tops John Schaefer's list of the year's best albums.

December 21, 2011 Some of the most memorable recordings of 2011 were not just great songs. They were about something.

Barton Hollow, by the Nashville duo The Civil Wars, was released in February, but took a long road to Ann Powers' list of albums of the year.

December 7, 2011 Albums by The Civil Wars, Kate Bush and others that moved one critic through a year in transit.

Bush describes 50 Words for Snow as seven songs "set against a backdrop of falling snow."

November 13, 2011 England's elusive empress of art rock spirits the listener away into her distinctive hyperreality.

British singer Kate Bush acts out the title to her new album, Director's Cut.

May 12, 2011 Hear the reclusive British perfectionist's first album in six years until its U.S. release.

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  • Album: Aerial
  • Artist: Kate Bush
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2005
 

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