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Abnormally Attracted to Sin

Tori Amos

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iTunes Editors’ Notes

Here as always vocalist/pianist/songwriter Tori Amos presents her singular creative voice with impressive attention to lyrical narrative. The lead off single, “Welcome to England,” presents a nervous-sounding instrumental backing and electronic beats on the verse and resolution in the form of a comforting, synth pad-laden chorus. “Not Dying Today” has a clean, classic rock shuffle sound as realized by a full band, while those craving some solo Amos will enjoy “Mary Jane,” her piano-and-voice tale of a mother and her coming-of-age son. All instruments come together in a shimmering chamber-type gathering for “Flavor” — ghostly guitar, sparse piano, and pensive bass, anchored by Amos’ searching voice. “Fire to Your Plain” has both a swagger and a syncopation that her fans have come to love, while “Ophelia” highlights her elegant piano work and gift for self-accompaniment. 

Customer Reviews

Lost in translation

Tori's A.A.T.S seems to be left overs from the last album American Doll Posse. She needs to have some one like M.I.A or Karin Dreijer Andersson to produce for her. She is still working with these tired "provocative" themes still bent on de-basing the christian religion. [ find a new nemesis, or make peace with the old one] We need to see progression, and enlightenment from Tori. Here, she seems to have lost us, and lost herself, while running her ship into the ground. Tori could have been as revolutionary as the Beetles, but she is stiffeled by her staid production elements and pretentious out look on life. It would be cool to see an whole new optimism in Tori, she can bring it, but she's playing it safe here. Some meaningful thoughts, but her music seems to have lost it's edge, no longer the razor sharp idiosyncratic prodigy she portrayed in her most powerful work : Boys For Pele, a perfect epic piece signaling the transition from the old world 20th century to the new 21st millenium new age. This latest, with it's Muddy production, slow pacing, and tired visuals, her genius is buried under there some where. I'd like to see her return to a more clean avant garde sound and experiment with more baroque style and futurism, that is her best sound scape. Too "adult contemporary" not enough edge.

This Album Is A Bomb. Not THE Bomb. A Bomb.

Like everyone else, I'll preface this with a heartfelt "I love Tori" through and through. But unlike everyone else, I haven't lost my mind. Because she usually sets the bar so high, I expect a lot from her as an artist. Clearly she knows what her cash cow is - religeon, feminism, dualities etc. Same old same old that appears on every album... if you slap a head-y enough concept on it to confuse people and say your songs come to you from the ether then you have a get-of-jail free card. Then the cow gradutes to being a horse... and she beats it to death. It's so strange how people misinterpet Tori - they'll pan her first album Y Kant Tori Read but nobody says a word for her cheesy Kathy Lee Gifford attempted songs like 'Ribbons Undone' or 'Cars & Guitars' from The Beekeeper, which coincidentally, was her first commercial flop since. Then Tori made quite a splash with American Doll Posse, an impressive album...but by then it was too late. She whittled her fanbase down to the die-hards so it didn't get a lot of air play (which is saying something for the woman continually ignored in the industry despite all her platinum records). But Abnormally Attracted To Sin - is very much like it's unpoetic title. Random, and making use of leftovers that thankfully did not find a home on American Doll Posse. The problem with this album besides being unmemorable... the track 'Welcome To England' is being promoted as a single and it's one of the dullest songs she's written. She stuck with her trademark "basic Tori" approach to a song (it really could be any song from her catalogue if you hear just a clip) - And the catchy tunes, are just too lengthy for promotion (Give, Curtain Call, the title track even). Tori comes dangerously close to ripping off Joni Mitchell's song 'For The Roses' on 'Lady In Blue' during it's end riff. Of course the first part of that song sounds eerily similar to 'Mother Revolution'. '500 miles' is catchy but in a cheesy way. 'Starling' had all the makings of perfection until a horrible b section came sweeping in. 'Maybe California' catchy song, hokey lyrics. Honestly the best track on here is 'Fire To Your Plain'. Sadly, the visuallettes ruin the concept and do not make a clean break from American Doll Posse and she's not being honest with her fans about her lack of ideas with this album. Call it like it is Tori... a sequal to ADP. I'm a huge fan of length - Tori always gives more than enough to last you until the next release but I can see what most articles mean about it being too long... let's clarify, it just meanders and it's easy to zone out or ignore most of the songs. Like re-reading a line in the book before you realize you're not paying attention anymore. Had she cut the dead weight of 'Police Me', 'Mary Jane' (not funny, not cute, not 'Happy Phantom' so why try?) '500 Miles', 'Fast Horse' - She probably would have gone platinum again. It's so disspointing to see how her contemporaries have moved on while she's still singing about the boys, the girls, he said, she said, ice creams, dresses, horses, "I know you know"'s.... It's getting old Tori. Please just do the long anticipated solo album of original works on the piano with the occasional band (not every track). Could Matt Chamberlain's drums be anymore similar to The Beekeeper's by the way?

Listen to the CD 3 times over the course of a week

Here's what I'd like to contribute: I personally love the fact that when I buy a Tori Amos product I get my money's worth in terms of the number of songs on the disc, in terms of thematic material (which inspires me think and question certain issues), and in terms of her musicality. I am also a composer, pianist, and conductor, so I think a lot of times what I see from music fans is that they want to keep an artist in a box, wishing they would produce new CDs that are "similar to" a previous album of their favorite hits. But in reality, artists grow and change just like everyone else. However, sometimes music fans still want the music of yesterday. To those sorts of Tori fans I would say, put on an old Tori CD and enjoy it. I find that she writes about her own life. Yes, that includes dealing with religion and Christianity and real life issues from her perspective. It's funny, for those who were negative about this CD, don't you think it's to Tori's credit that you at least either downloaded a track (or tracks) or bought the CD in the first place? There was something that drew you to her music again, even if it was solely to give her music another chance. And if you only listened to 30 second sound clips and then wrote a review then you have no basis for being a critic because you've not heard the songs in their entirety. I tip my hat to Tori. It's not easy to please everyone, and thank God she doesn't have to! Try this: listen to this CD 3 times in its entirety over the course of the next week or two. Sit with it and try to listen completely without interruption and you might discover some fantastic things hidden within! Our society is so focused on "instant" everything. We hear a CD once and hate it or love it. Because I am a pianist, there are times I spend months or years with a song before I begin to understand it. I've found that the relevance of a song is sometimes is based upon my own life experiences. The artist/composer wrote the song and shared it with the world, but my own life experiences helped give the song meaning to me personally. The same may be true for each of you too. If a song isn't speaking to you maybe it's just not reasonating with you at this time in your life. Later on it might. So don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

Biography

Born: August 22, 1963 in Newton, NC

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos) was one of several female singer/songwriters who combined the stark, lyrical attack of alternative rock with a distinctly '70s musical approach, creating music that fell between the orchestrated meditations of Kate Bush and the stripped-down poetics of Joni Mitchell. In addition, she revived the singer/songwriter traditions of the '70s while re-establishing the piano as a rock & roll instrument. With her 1992 album Little...
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