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1.0 out of 5 stars
Kate's low point, April 22 2004
Let me start off by saying that Kate is among my favorite female artists and has released some of the most daring and expressive material throughout her career. Sadly this doesn't have any. It seems like she's trying become more commercially accessable while still remaining Kate ("The Sensual World" was more daring). The songs are uninspired and the collaberations fall flat ("Why Should I Love You?" springs to mind). The only interesting track is "White Stripey Lie" where she plays a rather twisted guitar solo (pretty good for a pianist).
Kate is at her best when she takes risks and challenges her audience (I'm talking "The Dreaming" and "The Hounds Of Love"). The only challenge to "The Red Shoes" is how long it takes you to hit the eject button.
If this CD was released by someone like... Oh... Pat Benetar, it would be considered an artistic triumph. But as it is we don't expect much of her. We do have a right to expect more of Kate Bush... Much more.