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Wise beyond her years,
This review is from: When the Pawn... (Audio CD)
Combining an alluringly smoky voice with sparky lyrics that hit their target every time, Fiona Apple has plenty of evident talent, and _When the Pawn_ showcases it brilliantly. Backed by musical arrangements ranging from smooth to catchy to quirky, Apple gives us here a collection of songs filled with dry, self-deprecating wit, spot-on observations and a striking emotional honesty. There's a precisely-worded insight into human weaknesses that's reminiscent of a less self-conscious (and self-consciously political) Ani Difranco. And in 'Limp' she provides the best Angry Young Woman song ever, both stirring and bitingly funny. Fabulous.