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Tori Amos


Crossover Prog

3.78 | 49 ratings

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4 stars The Queen is Dead?

No, I'm not stating Morrissey and the Smiths for the sake of it, it's true. Well, she's not completely flatline and this time, Deutsh Gramophon, defebrillo pads in hands, is shouting 'CLEAR!' over this record.

To me, this record is the best in a long time, a change of pace, a breath of fresh air in her claustrophobic world. She is joined by her daughter on many tracks, and surprisingly, I'm not bothered at all by it. Nastashya Hawksley is bringing a new dimension to the story, playing characters and singing the best she can , not trying to copy mommy (which is quite okay).

The orchestration behind falls a bit short in grandeur, the whole music is somewhat put in the back row because Mrs. Amos' voice is, again, up and front. And it's one of my few negative comments on this record, the music could've been a tad higher in volume. A bit more crazy moments would've been nice. A shame since American Dull..pardon Doll Posse was filled with arrogance and rawness.

I think that what brings me to this record is the homogenic blend of her piano skills and the feel of a simple orchestration behind. We don't experience that often in prog rock, and even less often in general rock. So if you don't have an anti-guitar album, this one is thick and juicy piece of vegan chamber rock.

The whole thing feels lushious green and charcoal grey, it's a great match!

Menswear | 4/5 |


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