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on 6 October 2006
Now anyone who's ever had the pleasure of listening to Tori Amos falls in love with her deeply personal writing style although sometimes hard to comprehend she is a legend in her own right."Boys For Pele" is her 3rd album released in January 1996 and started massive Torimania,even though shes never been a massive single seller her albums do extremely well and this isn't an exception.

Most of the time her albums come as a sonic novel and often pick up where older songs left off.

1.(Beauty Queen) Horses - starts off with the horses from "Winter" taking us to go find demons it's a very dark song and the start of it is just chilling.The delicatecy starts to grow harsher and deeper then going back to something soft and gentle making it seem like it has a split personality (we all know Tori refers to all her songs has her 'girls')

great opener 10/10

2.Blood Roses - A very strong indication of hurt and pain, It's a song refering to Tori's own rape once you know what the song is about it can be hard to listen to it the line that is very disturbing is "he likes killing you after you're dead" she basically saying hes praying off the humilation and how scared she is good song but very disturbing 10/10

3.Father Lucifer - When i was younger and the album was just release a family member loved this and this was one of the songs i loved to listen to,the piano is wonderful.The song isn't about Tori's father (has he is a minister) but while taken drugs she had hullicinations of drinking tea with the Devil it has a humourous tone and is just fantastic 10/10

4.Professional Widow - The original of the UK #1 club version,I gotta say i do enjoy the club version but this version is so suprior.As i got older i realised this song is about many things sexual appitite,sexuality and it's just about not being controlled by men and taken the feminist route and standing up for what she believes in 10/10

5.Mr.Zebra - One of Torifans most beloved song it's just totally nuts! and also Tori at her most playful dealing with hidden sides of women people don't usually see and the she offers people "Ratatouille Strychnine" to poison them it's a funny song 10/10

6.Marianne - Is another sad song dealing with the suicide of a friend Tori knew years before of the same name.This is probably one of Tori's most straightforward songs in terms of subject matter,as shes just saying how Marianne was a good girl she'd never kill herself but we later find out it was a drug overdose.Tori sounds very good on this song in some instances it sounds like her voice breaks up 'coz of how sad the song is one of my favourites and the strings in the middle of the song are just fantastic 10/10

7.Caught A Lite Sneeze - Probably my favourite song from Boys For Pele.The meaning of this song is about guys thinking they has such an impact on your life while you was with them and it turns out they wasn't they played a very "Lite" position in your life and wanting to do anything to keep a relationship going, knowing that it's over, knowing that it's slipping through the hands very good song and the video is effin' fantastic this was also the first single 10/10

8.Muhammad My Friend - This is a good song but not the greatest i get the feeling she is singing about the muslim prophet Muhammad.Like alot of her songs she lightly flirts with religion.Also she name drops someone called Gladys who i found out she was singing about Gladys Knight,there is a slight jazz feel to this song towards the end it is a good song but not a favourite 8/10

9.Hey Jupiter (The Dakota Version)- The original is great and very intimate but this version is better and one of my all time favourite Tori songs.The song really is about the pain of separation when you start to realise that you have no-one to talk to when your down abeit friends of a partner easily relatable 10/10

10.Way Down - This song is so short but it's so gracious i find it very beautiful (always have),this is when you know a relationship has definately ended and you enter the grieving process and thats how you feel 'Down' 10/10

11.Little Amsterdam - I never really got this song and honestly hardly listened to it,but recently i've found the beauty of this song, a very angry song almost borderline psychotic.The way this song is produced is just some of the best from this album.In a nutshell it's a song about having the feeling to kill 10/10

12.Talula (Tornado Mix)- This version was featured of the Twister soundtrack.A good song about feeling free from all the stuff you've had to put up with.This is a great song especially when performed live isn't the best song nor my favourite but i like it 8/10

13.Not The Red Baron - Not The Red Baron is the moment of compassion for all the men on the album its almost like shes saying sorry i've never really liked this song much it just doesn't stand out like the rest of them do 6/10

14.Agent Orange - I love the intro to this song like alot of her "mini" songs it's a good one a song about possibly making light of a heavy situation and almost like hiding from anything deep or emotional cool song 10/10

15.Doughnut Song - This was originally a b-side and to be honest it should of stayed that way it's probably my least favourite Tori song it just doesn't seem to go anywhere the only thing i did like about it was the jangly HA HA guitar used 6/10

16.In The Springtime Of His Voodoo - When the album was re-released in 97 after the success of the PW remix this song was left off and alot of fans where annoyed by this luckily i was able to track down the original version.I enjoy this very much it was released as a club single but no video one of Tori's finest moments 10/10

17.Putting The Damage On - Another sad song which is one of my favourites i actually can play this on keyboard!(can't sing though lol).The song really speaks for itself about feeling sorry for yourself when your feeling good you find a way to make yourself sad again i love this song 10/10

18.Twinkle - The closer is intimate and classy,it's like a reprieve still has alot of anger and hurt but can move on its hard but shes "gonna twinkle" 10/10

Top 5

1.Caught A Lite Sneeze

2.Hey Jupiter

3.Marianne

4.Putting The Damage On

5.Way Down

She is one of the most beloved women or rock history and this album is just a glimpse of the sheer genius she really is.
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