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she's back...with a sting in her tail
on 16 January 2016
sleeps with butterflies
martha's foolish ginger
the power of orange knickers
cars and guitars
when the beekeeper, tori's 9th album bulldozed its way into the uk top 20, i was elated. being a fan i was overjoyed at her commercial success. not that this matters to ms amos, but i was pleased that more people out there would discover her music...
although all or tori's albums are great pieces of work, for me the beekeeper is her best album since little earthquakes. at 19 songs long, you will be forgiven for thinking its going to be a drawn out affair, like boys for pele seemed, but the album flies by in style. 'parasol' is a great opener, followed by the r 'n' b tinged 'sweet the sting'. then comes the awesome duet with damien rice on the strangely titled 'the power of orange knickers'...a song that sounds like its going to be appaling, but instead gets into your head and stays there.
'cars and guitars' is another highlight, as tori uses metaphors from ahem..cars and guitars..to talk about sexually intimacy. my favourite tracks are 'sleeps with butterflies' and 'martha's foolish ginger' both of which showcase tori's remarkable vocal ability, on beautiful and poignant songs, which while still being true to her integrity, are accessible radio friendly love songs.
this album is strong enough to keep the fans happy, and to introduce new fans to an artist thats always been about the music