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Tori Amos


Crossover Prog

3.43 | 65 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars Boys For Pele while receiving wide acclaim has many Amos followers divided especially as it was a major shift from her second album " Under The Pink". It is though a bold work with some excellent songs although the albums major drawback is that it is too long. This was endemic of many albums around that era when it was the norm for some artists to have circa 80 minutes of studio material for each release. A lot can be said in this reviewers opinion, for albums being at a more accessible length of around 45-55 minutes. So as the album disappates somewhat from an attentative point of view there are some remarkebale songs worth mentioning. The opener " Horses" is exquisite, Amos's lyrics sharing abandon and a sense of freedom. " Blood Roses" is an intensley personal song takinga stab at the opposite sex. " Father Lucifer" perhaps showing Amos at her most angry about parts of her upbringing. All the while great keyboards and vocals highlighted by intricate and perplexing time signatures. " Caught A Lite Sneeze" has Tori Amos at her finest, emotionally and musically. Another great song is " Hey Jupiter".

Overall a thoroughly good album. A great CD package and booklet with some unusually controversial photo's of Tori too. Other than it being too long, Boys For Pele comes highly recommended. Four stars.

Chris S | 4/5 |


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