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  • Anonymous
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    #384532

    If you’re tired of her or were never into her to begin with, I understand.  She was a huge staple in my life for a very, very, very long time and, though she’s had more mishaps than I can count, I love her dearly.  

    Anyway, this bitch is on fire from what I’m seeing of the new live shows. She’s a perennial Grammy nominee but will never win that award or any other industry award, for that matter.  All one can hope for is that she’s looked at and given the quiet respect she deserves.  

    Bask in her light, bitches!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arElnPjTR5A

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^Mentioning that you’re referring to Tori Amos might’ve been helpful for people bothering to look at this randomly mysterious thread. 

    I like Amos… I’ve always wished the best for her. She’s consistently underrated.  

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    ^Mentioning that you’re referring to Tori Amos might’ve been helpful for people bothering to look at this randomly mysterious thread. 

    I like Amos… I’ve always wished the best for her. She’s consistently underrated.  

    I was trying to be mysterious, lol  

    Do you have any favorite songs or albums?

    Favorite song from my favorite album (of hers and quite possibly anyone’s):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJKvJAmAa_k 

     

    For those of you interested in checking out this album, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure to find the original version which has been marred by remixes and missing tracks throughout the years in various formats from various vendors.

    Original Tracklisting:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_for_Pele

    All songs written and composed by Amos. 

    No. Title Length  
    1. “Beauty Queen/Horses”   6:07
    2. “Blood Roses”   3:56
    3. “Father Lucifer”   3:43
    4. Professional Widow”   4:31
    5. “Mr Zebra”   1:07
    6. “Marianne”   4:07
    7. Caught a Lite Sneeze”   4:24
    8. “Muhammad My Friend”   3:48
    9. Hey Jupiter”   5:07
    10. “Way Down”   1:13
    11. “Little Amsterdam”   4:29
    12. Talula”   4:08
    13. “Not the Red Baron”   3:49
    14. “Agent Orange”   1:26
    15. “Doughnut Song”   4:19
    16. “In the Springtime of His Voodoo”   5:32
    17. Putting the Damage On”   5:08
    18. “Twinkle”   3:12

     

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    blueprint
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    Yeah. Was this supposed to be a guessing game?

    Anyway, To Venus and Back is actually the only album of hers I really like. There are a couple of great tracks here and there, but I never really got her previous records, especially Boys for Pele, and didn’t care much for her later albums. I like her very much nonetheless, she’s an artist through and through, and a very passionate performer.

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    Emmyfan
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    I do like the remixes of Professional Widow and Jackie’s Strength.

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    Yeah. Was this supposed to be a guessing game?

    Anyway, To Venus and Back is actually the only album of hers I really like. There are a couple of great tracks here and there, but I never really got her previous records, especially Boys for Pele, and didn’t care much for her later albums. I like her very much nonetheless, she’s an artist through and through, and a very passionate performer.

    Don’t be such a crank! 

    I love To Venus and Back, though it’s far from her best work.  Favorite song on there is probably “Datura” followed by “Spring Haze”.

    Tori’s best albums are Little Earthquakes, Under the PInk and the timeless Boys for Pele, which many who aren’t willing or haven’t had to “go deep” don’t understand.  I say give it another spin.         

     

    I do like the remixes of Professional Widow and Jackie’s Strength.

    Not to fond of either remix, though I do love this one.  Check it out, esp. @ 2 minutes and 20 seconds for something quite cinematic:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=277dXKh-smY

        

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    uncreativename
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    Tori Amos is one of my favorite artists…and it’s really hard for me to pick my favorite album of hers. The only album I don’t own is “Night of Hunters”. So I’ll rank the albums I do own:

    1. “From the Choirgirl Hotel”
    2. “Boys for Pele”
    3. “Strange Little Girls”
    4. “Little Earthquakes”
    5. “Under the Pink”
    6. “To Venus and Back”
    7. “The Beekeeper”
    8. “American Doll Posse”
    9. “Scarlet’s Walk”
    10. “Abnormally Attracted to Sin”

    I didn’t include “Gold Dust” or “Midwinters Graces” in my rankings cause they’re quite different beasts from her other works; but I do enjoy both.                        

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    Tori Amos is one of my favorite artists…and it’s really hard for me to pick my favorite album of hers. The only album I don’t own is “Night of Hunters”. So I’ll rank the albums I do own:

    1. “From the Choirgirl Hotel”
    2. “Boys for Pele”
    3. “Strange Little Girls”
    4. “Little Earthquakes”
    5. “Under the Pink”
    6. “To Venus and Back”
    7. “The Beekeeper”
    8. “American Doll Posse”
    9. “Scarlet’s Walk”
    10. “Abnormally Attracted to Sin”

    I didn’t include “Gold Dust” or “Midwinters Graces” in my rankings cause they’re quite different beasts from her other works; but I do enjoy both.                        

    Do we have another ‘phile on board?  

    I actually LOVE Night of Hunters, save for the overblown concept.  I also love the instrumental version, Sin Palabras (maybe even moreso than the album).  I got Gold Dust as well and, though her voice and playing are at their prime, the album offers very little surprises and reinterps.

    I was shocked, however, by the effervescence of this recent private concert she did for NPR with a Quartet.  Talk about reinterpretations! STUNNING.

    NPR Concert (Live from – Le – Poisson Rouge ): http://www.npr.org/event/music/161764543/npr-music-presents-tori-amos-in-concert

    MP3’s of concert courtesy brettmusicguy: http://www.mediafire.com/?1anooobaefc9i3k

    P.S. Have you ever heard this improv of hers?  I’ve always wanted an official recording, though she included a few bits of it in Night of Hunters.

    http://youtu.be/_3WcKgqJ43U

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    I’m am (was?) a HUGE Tori Amos fan, but Boys For Pele is not my favorite by a long shot. There are some great moments, and I’ll take it over much of what she’s put out in the last decade, but it’s too long and over-indulgent. This is how I would rank her albums (this is from memory – I would need to listen to the bottom four again since they’re not my favorites and rarely listen to them):

    Little Earthquakes (4.5/5)
    Under the Pink (4/5)
    From the Choirgirl Hotel (4/5)

    Boys for Pele (3.5/5)
    To Venus and Back (3.5/5)
    Abnormally Attracted to Sin (3.5/5)

    Scarlet’s Walk (3/5)
    American Doll Posse (3/5)

    The Beekeeper (2.5/5)

    (Had to revise this list. After re-listening, AATS was a big comeback creatively in my opinion. Step up from the previous three albums. I also forgot about the last album, which I need to listen to again and will add later.)

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    Icky
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    underrated? She’s one of the most acclaimed artists of the last few decades. “From the Choirgirl Hotel” is, imo, is her only thoroughly great album. I still listened to that one quite a bit. Little Earthquakes, Boys for Pele and Under the Pink have some tracks but are all inconsistent. I was a pretty substaintial fan until I got into the original Tori, Kate Bush.

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    Tae04
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    Tori should have at least 1 Grammy but sadly it’ll never happen.  I got to see her live about 3 years ago for her Abnormally Attracted to Sin Tour.  I really haven’t paid much attention to Golddust since its all old songs.  Did not enjoy Night of Hunters besides Seven Sisters and Star Whisperer.  BeeKeeper would be the bottom of the barrell.

    My Top Three Albums: 1. Scarlett’s Walk, 2. From The Choirgirl Hotel, 3. Boys For Pele/To Venus and Back
    Favorite Songs: Precious Things, Bliss, I Can’t See New York, Lust, Iieee, Zero Point, Waitress (Live), Marianne, Give, Lady In Blue, Black Dove (January)

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    underrated? She’s one of the most acclaimed artists of the last few decades. “From the Choirgirl Hotel” is, imo, is her only thoroughly great album. I still listened to that one quite a bit. Little Earthquakes, Boys for Pele and Under the Pink have some tracks but are all inconsistent. I was a pretty substaintial fan until I got into the original Tori, Kate Bush.

    How can you say that about Pele?  That album is sheer brilliance and gave birth to things like Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple and, hell, maybe even Gaga (we’ll see once she releases that all-acoustic/piano album she’s destined to release).

    Also, I LOVE Kate Bush, but Tori is equally brilliant if not more so (in the musician department; Kate is very good with buttons and bits and bobs in the studio; Tori is better at actually playing an instrument: her elemental piano. I know Kate plays too, but Tori plays better ).  OT: What’s your favorite Kate album?  Mine is The Dreaming followed by Hounds of Love and Aerial.

     

    Nonetheless, don’t mess with Goddess…

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    underrated? She’s one of the most acclaimed artists of the last few decades. “From the Choirgirl Hotel” is, imo, is her only thoroughly great album. I still listened to that one quite a bit. Little Earthquakes, Boys for Pele and Under the Pink have some tracks but are all inconsistent. I was a pretty substaintial fan until I got into the original Tori, Kate Bush.

    Choirgirl is one of my favorite Tori albums, but I think you need to revisit her first two albums. There’s not one filler song on Little Earthquakes. And most importantly, it works as a WHOLE. Even if I’m not a huge fan of a song like “Leather,” it absolutely makes sense in the context of the whole album.

    I also have to disagree about Kate Bush. I discovered her after Tori, like you, but while I can hear the influence, Tori does things that Kate could never, ever do (and vice versa, I guess), but could Kate ever pull off something like “Me and a Gun” or “Spark”? Hell no. They’re totally different artists and it’s silly to compare them. What Tori could learn from Kate, though, is to go away for a while. Woman puts out too many damn albums.

    [quote=”Eeeekk”]underrated? She’s one of the most
    acclaimed artists of the last few decades. “From the Choirgirl Hotel”
    is, imo, is her only thoroughly great album. I still listened to that
    one quite a bit. Little Earthquakes, Boys for Pele and Under the Pink
    have some tracks but are all inconsistent. I was a pretty substaintial
    fan until I got into the original Tori, Kate Bush.

    How can you say that about Pele?  That
    album is sheer brilliance and gave birth to things like Amanda Palmer,
    Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple and, hell, maybe even Gaga (we’ll see once
    she releases that all-acoustic/piano album she’s destined to release).[/quote]

    Honey, you’re giving Tori (and specifically Pele) way too much credit. Yes, Regina Spektor is obviously influenced by Tori, but how in the world did Pele give “birth” to Fiona Apple, etc.? Fiona was already on her way to putting out her album when Pele came out. Not to mention, I don’t hear/see the influence at all. Again, can we please stop comparing women for superficial reasons? Tori gave birth to Fiona because she plays piano?

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    Tori’s best albums are Little Earthquakes, Under the PInk and the timeless Boys for Pele, which many who aren’t willing or haven’t had to “go deep” don’t understand.  I say give it another spin.

    Believe me I gave it a lot of spins because I wanted to like it. But to me it’s just not capturing enough for its extensive length, and many tracks could have been left off. This is just my opinion, Caught a Lite Sneeze is a fantastic track though.

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