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This review is from: American Doll Posse (Audio CD)
Personally, I find "American Doll Posse" to be a vast improvement on "The Beekeeper" which I thought was dire. This is a much more diverse offering, still containing songs which are reminiscent of older, more popular material such as "Father's Son" and "Code Red". I love the concept and think Tori is great for still managing to come up with such great ideas.
However, something which has hindered the last few albums happens once again. This album is simply too long. 23 tracks is an exhausting listening, especially when there are at least 5 that could be cut. In my opinion there is just no need for "Roosterspur Bridge", "Digital Ghost", "Beauty Of Speed", "Almost Rosey" and "Dragon". Other than this though, this album is great and I find myself coming back to a lot more than some of the other albums.
I feel a bit sorry for Tori, everyone just seems to want "Little Earthquakes" mk.2 but what's the point in that? She's moved on. Obviously this is no "From The Choirgirl Hotel" or "To Venus And Back" but it's certainly a step in the right direction and contains some of Tori's best material in my opinion: "Big Wheel", "Teenage Hustling", "Body And Soul", "Smokey Joe", "You Can Bring Your Dog" - all amazing. Also love the short songs, "Fat Slut", "Programmable Soda" etc.
Anyone who was put off for life with the abysmal "The Beekeeper", you should really try this. Although the packaging and booklet is lovely for this special edition, the DVD is rubbish. Unless you're a Tori collector, you may as well get the regular edition.
Overall, another brilliant Tori album, only slightly (very slightly) let down by the length. Recommend it!
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Initial post: 22 Dec 2012 19:17:04 GMT
Kaan Sensoy says:
Hey, I'm shocked that I'm almost totally agreeing with your music list. Polly, Garbage, The Cardigans, Tori are right on! While I think Vespertine is Björk's best ever. I'm especially shocked about Is This Desire? because that's a really special album for me and Polly herself (she said that it's her best effort.) Keep up on reviews and lists, I'll be reading. :)
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