Why must we compare her to Tori Amos, Alanis Morisette, et cetera? Fiona Apple is an individual in her own right and this album isn't like anything else I've heard. It's angsty, but somehow less desolate than "Tidal". Hope resonates from her voice more than it did in her previous album and I like it. Special stars for "Limp", "Fast As U Can", "Get Gone" and "The Way Things Are". I also love the lyrics on "On the Bound". An excellent compilation of songs (there isn't a bad egg to be seen here)!