Tori Amos strikes me as an artist who doesn’t have a “bad” album. I know the idea of something being good or bad is subjective, but I want to point that out before I continue with this post. I’ve listened to 7 of her 15 albums and that’s the general opinion I’ve formed. In both her music and lyrics Tori Amos is a fantastic artist.
I got into a few albums (mostly her first two) more than the others. This isn’t to say the other albums are bad, quite the opposite. Tori Amos’s discography is fascinating, and I wish I had more time (more than a month) to get into her work. Although I listened to all the albums I set out to (and enjoyed them) the first two albums are sticking with me (for now). When I get into an artist I tend to get hyper-focused on a small selection of their work at first. This project (where I’m listening to several albums in a short period of time), is a very different approach than I’m used to. When I’m done with this project I’ll likely go back and revisit Tori Amos’s work. There was a year of my life where I pretty much only listened to Kate Bush’s music. I could easily do a year listening to Tori Amos’s music.
I’ve often repeated that I don’t want to hold myself to have the same experience with each artist or to even write the same things. This month instead of forcing myself to write I decided to do a podcast. But instead of writing about every album or song from each album, my podcast episode is about two songs (each) from her first two albums. Again the other albums aren’t bad, but for now, I’ve been more into these first two albums. The four songs I talk about in the podcast are “Happy Phantom” and “Little Earthquakes” both from the album Little Earthquakes and “Bells For Her” and “Yes, Anastasia” from Under The Pink. You can listen to the podcast episode here. The episode is about 38 minutes long.
Have you listened to Tori Amos? Any Tori Amos albums I missed that I should check out?
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