"Babooshka" is about a woman who disguises herself as another woman to see if her husband will cheat, I think. I realize Kate had bizarre and interesting lyrical conceits, but I'm just not a lyrics person and am more interested in her bizarre and interesting musical conceits.
At first, NFE didn't seem better than her first two. It was like the sixth or seven listen where it came together for me.
Reviews I found were: AMG, George, Wikipedia entry, a couple fugly reviews linked to FROM the Wikipedia entry, and Amazon. Weird.
Oh also, Kate has put out a couple of albums since Aerial--I remember the press that album got in 2005, but don't remember ANYTHING about the stuff she's done since then--I only found out about the existence of her post-Aerial albums like a week ago. Does her recluse status have anything to do with that? She did come out of hibernation to give a teeny tiny thumbs up over the Stranger Things thing...uh, thing thing...uh...dealie bob.
Kelly Macdonald probably has more screen time in T2 Trainspotting than Anna Karenina. Emily Watson shows up for maybe one scene, too.