First 34 Kate Bush Singles vs first 34 Bjork singles.

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  1. Lucille

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    Inspired by Kylie vs Madge, let's celebrate two kooky chanteuses diminishing returns. Both peaked around album 3/4 and have been infuriating us ever since. I appreciate the final 7 are going to be hard work, but bizzarely, accoridng to Wikipedia, they've both had the same amount of singles, so let's do it girls!!!

    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet :D
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love :disco:
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing
    vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet :D
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill
    vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love :disco:
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry - PASS
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders - PASS
    Rocket Man vs Innocence - PASS
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust - PASS
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura - PASS
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song - PASS
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus - PASS
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon - PASS
    Wild Man vs The Gate - PASS
     
  3. Lucille

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    I dearly hope the pass on The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry was due to their equal greatness rather than unfamiliarity?
     
  4. Ag

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    I am familiar with neither alas.
     
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    LISTENING NOW
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet :D
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love :disco:
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura PASS
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song PASS
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus PASS
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate

    My Sophie's Choices being

    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Breathing vs Violently Happy
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
     
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    Awaiting an UPDATE.
     
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    They're both great so the choice ultimately comes down to JOY or PAIN.
     
  9. Lucille

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    The best bit of Big Sky is where Kate tells the choir to 'Tell it sisters', but the choir is composed of her entirely.

    Bonus round: Does Kate have any black friends?
     
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    I was only able to get Pagan Poetry in before the TV went back on. It was definitely Bjork. It had been a while since I heard Bjork material for the first time and it was as exciting and bizarre as I anticipated. As I may yet to hear The Big Sky, Bjork wins by default.
     
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    I googled this and all I found was:

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Lucille

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    Is that Kate going as the CRUSADES for halloween?
     
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    I think you’ll find the Eat The Music video was just home footage of Kate having some GOOD FRIENDS around
     
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    The video for Pagan Poetry is quite wonderful, am I mistaken, or is the footage of her having sex actually real???
     
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    OMG, how I have not seen this before???
     
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    It is QUITE SOMETHING

     
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    Imagine how DIZZY she would have been afterward
     
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    My favourite part is the end where the fat woman really struggle to get down onto the floor and pretend to die.
     
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    There's something quite sweet and endearing and English about Kate Bush, insomuch as how extraordinary her songs are, but her videos always look like community centre am-dram productions.
     
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    Imagine being so overweight even DEATH is too much effort.
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad - this was brutal
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love :disco:
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate

    24-9 to Kate

    Love Björk to death, one of my favourite artists of all time etc. etc., but Kate is in another stratosphere
     
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    She's friendly with Lenny Henry and also the fabulous Joan Armatrading. I'm sure she knows others, maybe.
     
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    I know the shots of piercings were a stand-in, but I wouldn't be surprised if the sex was real (and of course those wonderful chebs-out shots of her which instantly make it one of the best videos ever :disco:)
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes
    vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Time Sensuality
    Breathing
    vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers
    vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill
    vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel)
    vs Cocoon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare
    Independence
    Moments of Pleasure
    vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain
    vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate

    Bjork really did fall off a cliff and some of Kate's post-Hounds work is suspiciously bland, innit?

    Anyway 19 to Kate, 15 to Bjork. (edit to add totals)
     
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    Just re-watching it now, forgot that the video opens with a CUM SHOT.
     
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    I had NO IDEA that Bjork got her TITS OUT.
     
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    Fully nude (with strawberry laces emerging from her nipples) in the video for Cocoon, too :o
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of breasts, but I imagine Kate's are just as pillowy and soft.
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing
    vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again
    vs It's oh so Quiet
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill
    vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love :disco:
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV
    vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate


    Kate by far then. Had this been Tori vs Kate it would have been a lot more difficult I imagine (for me at least.)
     
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    Wuthering Heights vs Human Behavior
    The Man with the Child in his Eyes vs Venus as a Boy
    Hammer Horror vs Play Dead
    Wow vs Big Tim Sensuality
    Breathing vs Violently Happy
    Babooshka vs Army of Me
    Army Dreamers vs Isobel
    December will be Magic Again vs It's oh so Quiet
    Sat in your Lap vs Hyperballad
    The Dreaming vs Possibly Maybe
    There goes a Tenner vs I Miss You
    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga
    Ne t'enfuis Pas vs Bachelorette
    Night of the Swallow vs Hunter
    Running up that Hill vs Alarm Call
    Cloudbusting vs All is Full of Love
    Hounds of Love vs Hidden Place
    The Big Sky vs Pagan Poetry
    Don't Give Up (with Peter Gabriel) vs Coccon
    Experiment IV vs It's in our Hands
    The Sensual World vs Who is It
    This Woman's Work vs Triumph of a Heart
    Love and Anger vs Earth Intruders
    Rocket Man vs Innocence
    Rubberband Girl vs Declare Independance
    Moments of Pleasure vs Wanderlust
    The Red Shoes vs The Dull Flame of Desire
    Eat the Music vs Nattura
    The Man I Love vs The Comet Song
    And so is Love vs Crystalline
    King of the Mountain vs Cosmogony
    Lyra vs Virus
    Deeper Understanding vs Moon
    Wild Man vs The Gate

    26-8 Kate. I actually don't think she's a queen of diminishing returns at all. I love all her post The Red Shoes material to varying degrees.

    Bjork on the other hand... just RETIRE.
     
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    Suspended in Gaffa vs Joga was probably the toughest, but Suspended... is lyrically one of my favourite Kate songs.



    I won't open boxes that I am told not to
    I'm not a Pandora
    I'm much more like that girl in the mirror
    Between you and me
    She don't stand a chance of getting anywhere at all
    And I want it all...
     
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    This video (and song) is obviously QUITE LUDICROUS, but I do think Kate was at her most arrestingly beautiful around the The Sensual World/ The Red Shoes eras.

    I keep meaning to get this one as a framed poster for my flat.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah despite it being a RIDICULOUS VIDEO (and all the better for it), I did note she looked great there.
     
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    Y'see, I found that a potentially tough tie but Joga might be my single favourite Bjork song. She's so open and straightforward on that song and the play on the dual meaning of emergency is exquisite.
     
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    Me either, I very much take issue with that statement in the OP. Aerial is obviously perfection and while I can't say I go back to Director's Cut all that much (still great though), I blast 50 Words For Snow all year round

    While crossing the LHAKPA-LA!!!
     
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    I never really got into The Red Shoes and I can see why she went back to some of the tracks from that and The Sensual World because the production is pretty flat in places. But I'll certainly stick up for 50 Words For Snow.
     
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    I would really defend a lot of the production choices in Directors Cut, and I think there's a lot to the fan theory that it was basically her laying the groundwork for the subsequent live show, given how many cuts from it she ended up performing.

    I think I actually prefer the new versions of The Sensual World, Top of the City and (controversially) Deeper Understanding these days.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I'm saying, I can see why she went back to that material and reworked some tracks from the original releases.
     

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