Tori Amos - American Doll Posse CD £2.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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America's idiosyncratic queen of grown-up pop follows up 2005's 'The Beekeeper' with an album that is being hailed as a return to the dark, harrowing feel of her early 90s work. Performed by a "posse" of five unique characters, all played by Amos and representing different facets of her personality, the album's subject matter flits from the outspokenly political to the deeply personal. Produced by Amos herself and recorded at Martian Engineering in Cornwall, it includes the single 'Big Wheel'.
Yo George
Big Wheel
Bouncing Off Clouds
Teenage Hustling
Digital Ghost
You Can Bring Your Dog
Mr Bad Man
Fat Slut
Girl Disappearing
Secret Spell
Devils And Gods
Body And Soul
Father's Son
Programmable Soda
Code Red
Roosterspur Bridge
Beauty Of Speed
Almost Rosey
Velvet Revolution
Dark Side Of The Sun
Posse Bonus
Smokey Joe
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Sweet I never got round to getting her last album, have some heat :-)
I love Tori Amos, especially her early stuff ("Little Earthquakes" has never been surpassed though, IMHO), but this album did feel like an exercise in quantity rather than quality to me. True, there are some great tracks on there, but there's also an equal amount of what I would shockingly call "filler".

If this was a 12-15 track album of the better cuts, then it would have been one of her best efforts yet. As it is, I'm glad I waited quite a while and snapped it up when CD WOW had it on offer last year (with a voucher, I think I got it for 1.99 pounds if I remember collectly).

I'm wondering if the demise of the CD single - where Tori dumped a lot of her prolific output to in the past (with mixed results - some great stuff, some not so good) - has resulted in "nowhere else to go" for the reams and reams of material she seems to produce every time an album is forthcoming. Sadly, rather than staying in the vaults for an "unreleased" collection later on, the weaker efforts now get the full glare of a place on her albums and the overall quality suffers as a result.

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