From Bjork to Madonna and everything in between
Andrew Trendell
13:08 17th September 2015

On this week in 1985, Kate Bush released the seminal Hounds Of Love - one of the greatest albums of all time, and one that would set the template for what could be accomplished with pop in its most ambitious form. 

Bush burst onto the scene in a blaze of glory back in 1978, with her acclaimed debut album, The Kick Inside, released when she was just 19-years-old. Once she reached the ripe old age of 21, she decided to take a 35-year break from touring. 

It's not the conventional career trajectory for a musician - but then, there's very little conventional about Kate Bush. Over the past forty years, her distinctive sound, her blend of art and pop, and her unflinching aesthetic have influenced generations of brilliant musicians. Here's just 15 of the people she most inspired. (Though we can only hope none of them are so inspired they take 35 years off touring.)