5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Mature-sounding 7th album,
By A Customer
This review is from: Scarlet's Walk (Audio CD)
Compared to the last few albums, the sound of Scarlet's Walk is more conventional, the production less self-consciously strange. A long album, on first play it has a particular mood, but with each listen the tracks begin to separate and take on their own identities.
I find this album takes less 'work' to listen to than previous offerings - whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on what you like. It's a fairly easy listen, but there's enough humour (Amber Waves), interesting arrangements (Mrs Jesus) and time changes (Carbon) to keep your ears on their toes. Rather than striving to challenge conventions, it seems that Ms Amos' aim was to put together a collection of very strong songs . These will get inside your brain and keep you humming, though the closing 'Gold Dust' is completely silencing.