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I'm so sorry Tori, I want to love it but it just does nothing for me . . .
on 31 January 2013
Like many of the reviewers, I used to be a huge Tori Amos fan. I still am of some of the earlier albums' but this sadly failed to live up to the strong premise of channelling different characters through the lyrics and melodies.
'Bouncing Off Clouds' is one of my all time favourite Tori Songs, and ' Big Wheel' has an amazing strength to it. But 2 songs can't carry the weight of the other 21 ont he album which after 5 or 6 listens I'm still left feeling 'so what?'. That truly saddens me, and if Tori ever for whatever reason read this review I'd apologise but I have to be honest. there are no other stand out songs on this album. The tunes and melodies that rift through her early work are missing. What Tori needs is the ability to edit her work, but it's not here. 4 of the songs are short numbers, but still, that leaves 19 songs, of which after 'Bouncing . . ' it just felt a bit of a tuneless mess.
In summary, I beg you to please download 'Bouncing . .' and 'Big Wheel'. The others, have a listen on Amazon or I-Tunes prior to making an album purchase. If you are thinking of getting into Tori Amos, this is not the album to start with.