I took most of this from an email I wrote to a friend, don't really feel like saying the same thing over again.
One of Tori Amos
' biggest appeals was the fact that she was quirky, and wrote amazing lyrics and played one hell of a piano. But now, she has lost her fucking mind! This multiple personalities singing their own individual tracks thing, I'm not sure how down I am with it. I am only half way through the new album and so far I only like 3 tracks. Not love, just like. Given my history as a huge fanatic of hers, this makes me completely sad. What the hell happened to her? And why the hell does it have so much electric guitar? She's totally smothered her piano. So so sad!
The ones that I like: Yo George, Big Wheel, Girl Disappearing...
Tracks like "Fat Slut" don't even deserve to be on the album. It's nice that she's not really worried about censoring herself, but the song sounds like PJ Harvey
being choked with a phone cord. And I like Pj harvey.
Well, we just got to the track "Body and Soul" and that's interesting. I am sure after a few listens I might not skip over it.
Ok, so I don't think this has the potential to be one that is saved after multiple listens. It's going to be one I re-burn onto a cd with the ones I like and skip over the others when I listen on the computer. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
She doesn't even credit herself on most of the songs, she gives teh alternate identities the credit on the liners. At least she admits she was the one playing the piano.
Wow.. one I actually like more than just thinking it's ok. "Father's Son".
Ok, I'll quit bitching now and finish listening to it on my own. And well, Tori needs to sit in the corner and reflect on what she did wrong! Looks liek we have another Y Kant Tori Read on our hands!
For the sake of my sanity I hope the new Bjork
album is good!