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Deus Ex Machina
01-03-2012, 09:14 AM
So, a friend of mine has been shitting herself over Tori Amos for years, and it has always irritated me to no end. But, I finally checked out some of her early works over the holiday (Choirgirl and Little Earthquakes) . . . and holy shit is she awesome. I guess I had to grow up a little to really appreciate it.

Now I've got another artist with a deep catalog to slog through. Good times. If you're into Trent's spooky piano tunes, you really really should give this woman a listen if you've not already. I daresay her style is, at least partially, the origin of some of those spooky piano tunes.

RocketScience
01-03-2012, 09:19 AM
I love Tori. Little Earthquakes is for me the quintessential fall/winter autumn. Every year I come back to that and have it on repeat.

And might I suggest her song Past the Mission, featuring a certain Trent on vocals?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFM4PC2bbUQ

Also, here's Muhammad my Friend with Maynard from Tool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64LnAIC9RWo

frankie teardrop
01-03-2012, 10:14 AM
i loved her for a while in my youth- the more wild abandon records (earthquakes--->venus, with boys for pele being my favorite of the lot). since then though, she's taken a turn to the adult contemporary side of things, a move which turned me off to her right away. i hardly ever listen to those first five records anymore, but they still hold up when it happens.

Elke
01-03-2012, 12:29 PM
I adore her. Some of her most recent work has really disappointed me, but her latest (the semi-symphonic Night of Hunters) was terrifically on the mark again.

My favourite album has to be Boys For Pele though. It came out around a time when I was fascinated by ideas regarding femininity, and the picture of her breastfeeding that piglet combined with the glorious original album version of Professional Widow still stand out to me as decisive moments in my formative years.

But all in all, most of what she's done is brilliant.

jaimie
01-03-2012, 02:17 PM
In my opinion everything after Strange Little Girls has been dreadful (with very few exceptions). That said, everything up to that point is strong enough for me to see at least 2 shows every time she has toured for nearly 15 years. I haven't been BLOWN AWAY by her live show since 2001 but for some reason I keep coming back.

She will likely always be my favorite artist in that I found her music at a pivotal point in my life and I have met some of my very closest friends through her music. If for some reason you haven't checked out Boys For Pele yet do so ASAP. It is by far my favorite record of all time.

Elke
01-03-2012, 03:23 PM
I loved the last show I saw, in Antwerp, with the strings. That was incredibly impressive.

jaimie
01-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Yeah I know a lot of people really enjoyed this last tour and I genuinely wish I'd enjoyed it as much as everyone else did. :( I saw the Oakland show which was in the top 3 worst Tori shows I have ever seen then came home and decided at the last minute to do the last LA show. Supposedly that second LA show was the "best of the tour" according to many but something just didn't click for me. It was definitely a GOOD show but one of my BIG complaints this tour was some of the quartet arrangements felt too rushed for me. Father Lucifer in particular was just waaaay too fast for my taste. I will say I was ELATED to hear Ode To The Banana King after waiting all these years for it!

Charmingly Miserable
11-30-2013, 10:54 PM
Tori announces her next album, Unrepentant Geraldines, to debut in the spring of 2014.

I have been a huge fan of Tori but for the last couple years, I've been out of her. I mean, I was one of those crazy fans, collecting all kinds of Tori shit and I even have 3 Tori related tattoos. Nowadays, I think she is more concerned with her aesthetic than the music. I mean, I think that Scarlet's Walk was the last great Tori album. I still want to like her but I'm not too excited about the upcoming album.

TheyCallMeDrug
11-30-2013, 11:17 PM
Tori announces her next album, Unrepentant Geraldines, to debut in the spring of 2014.

I have been a huge fan of Tori but for the last couple years, I've been out of her. I mean, I was one of those crazy fans, collecting all kinds of Tori shit and I even have 3 Tori related tattoos. Nowadays, I think she is more concerned with her aesthetic than the music. I mean, I think that Scarlet's Walk was the last great Tori album. I still want to like her but I'm not too excited about the upcoming album.

shame thats what she turned into but i have to agree.

i remember crying myself to sleep nightly with a healthy rotation of under the pink, boys for pele, and from the choirgirl. it's just a disappointment for fans exactly like yourself. you've literally indebted your body to this woman and now she all froufrou at best. :/

Final Destiny
12-01-2013, 12:20 AM
Is this going to be another orchestral/classical album? If so, count me out. Tori is an incredible musician, and I've loved her albums up through Midwinter Graces, but I really cannot get on board with this shift in style she's been doing since 2011.

EDIT: Oops, should've googled before I said stupid shit. I'm interested in this album, now that it's being specifically noted as a return to pre-Night of Hunters style music.

Charmingly Miserable
12-01-2013, 01:17 AM
^That's ok. I'm really hoping that she gets back into the music versus all the crazy stuff she has done lately.

RhettButler
03-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Love Tori, seeing her 8/15.

New song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW-fugPMXd8

Charmingly Miserable
03-27-2014, 09:15 PM
I used to be a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Tori fan (3 Tori tattoos, a milk crate full of Tori collectables, etc). But I think she has gone down hill the past few years. I don't know what to make of this song. However, I'm glad she has ditched the glam persona (i.e. the wigs, makeup and fashion). Personally, I think her singing about religious myths, etc is getting a little tiring for me. I don't know. Maybe I need to listen to it again.

allegro
03-27-2014, 10:10 PM
Little Earthquakes is one of my favorite albums of any artist, but she spun off into some weird lyrics weirdness that I couldn't interpret after that. I get a few things here and there but mostly not. I love the cohesive theme of Earthquakes, it's brilliant. I still listen to it, it never gets old. I don't know why that album resonates so much for me, but it does. The rest requires a Tori Amos Decoder Ring that I do not possess.

RhettButler
03-28-2014, 07:34 AM
I used to be a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Tori fan (3 Tori tattoos, a milk crate full of Tori collectables, etc). But I think she has gone down hill the past few years. I don't know what to make of this song. However, I'm glad she has ditched the glam persona (i.e. the wigs, makeup and fashion). Personally, I think her singing about religious myths, etc is getting a little tiring for me. I don't know. Maybe I need to listen to it again.

Do you have pics of those tattoos posted? I'd like to see them.

I think that Tori's first four albums (not including Y Kant Tori Read) are the best, with Under the Pink being my favorite. Her post 90s work is more hit-or-miss, but I liked most of it. One problem, IMO, is that her later-day albums have too many songs on them. Just because you can fit 80 minutes of music on a CD doesn't mean you should put 80 minutes of music on it.

Still, I really liked American Doll Posse and Abnormally Attracted to Sin. I enjoyed Night of Hunters, although I prefer her more alt. pop sounding albums over the classically inspired material. I don't really remember Scarlet's Walk and I HATED The Beekeeper. That was a low-point, IMO, although she came back strong with the follow-up, American Doll Posse.

I really enjoyed the new song and am looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

I've seen her six times and am going to the Boston show this summer. She's always amazing in concert.

Charmingly Miserable
03-29-2014, 04:40 PM
Still, I really liked American Doll Posse and Abnormally Attracted to Sin. I enjoyed Night of Hunters, although I prefer her more alt. pop sounding albums over the classically inspired material. I don't really remember Scarlet's Walk and I HATED The Beekeeper. That was a low-point, IMO, although she came back strong with the follow-up, American Doll Posse.


Scarlet's Walk was the last great album that she made.

Trouble's Lament is kinda catchy. It's the best lead single that I've heard of hers lately.

RhettButler
03-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Scarlet's Walk was the last great album that she made.

Trouble's Lament is kinda catchy. It's the best lead single that I've heard of hers lately.

I'll have to give SW another listen. I liked the extra songs from that album that was released as a bonus disc on her Live DVD.

Charmingly Miserable
03-30-2014, 12:44 PM
Ok, I really, really like Trouble's Lament. Maybe this is the song to get me back into Tori again.

theimage13
03-31-2014, 06:58 AM
Not digging the new single. I'll definitely give it more chances and see if it grows on me, but unlike many other of her songs that had me from the very first go, this one just isn't really catching me that way.

Random Tori trivia from my life: on one tour I did, the song Crucify was the first track on the CD that was stuck in the player at FOH. Every day, for four months, I used that song when I had to walk the arena floor to verify that everything in the PA system was firing properly. Most the crew hated me for it, but I never got tired of hearing that song. And it sounds damn good on full size touring rig.

Sarah K
03-31-2014, 08:25 AM
I can't remember ever listening to her. I wouldn't be able to pick out one of her songs. But I should give it a try.

I know a girl who is obsessed with her. But she is one of those women who turns literally ANY topic into a rant about feminism. So I just assumed this would be a lot of vagina power stuff or something.

allegro
03-31-2014, 03:57 PM
I can't remember ever listening to her. I wouldn't be able to pick out one of her songs. But I should give it a try.

I know a girl who is obsessed with her. But she is one of those women who turns literally ANY topic into a rant about feminism. So I just assumed this would be a lot of vagina power stuff or something.

Give "Little Earthquakes" (album) a shot. It has an overall (female) coming- of-age theme. Really awesome stuff.

RhettButler
04-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Scarlet's Walk was the last great album that she made.



I'm listening to Scarlet's Walk now and think it's excellent. I forgot just how good it is. I still don't think that I'll ever warm up to The BeeKeeper though.

Tori's albums ranked:
http://www.metroweekly.com/soundwaves/2013/08/tori-amos-turns-50---her-albums-ranked-from-worst-to-first.html

Charmingly Miserable
04-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Hmmmmmm, I don't know if I agree with the ranking of her albums. However, for me, its a toss up between SW and Boys for Pele. I just can't get enough of the Doughnut Song.

RhettButler
04-09-2014, 05:29 AM
Hmmmmmm, I don't know if I agree with the ranking of her albums. However, for me, its a toss up between SW and Boys for Pele. I just can't get enough of the Doughnut Song.

Great song.

I really enjoyed reading that article. It wasn't how most people would rank her albums. I was expecting to see her first four albums in the top four, with her later-day albums at the bottom. I may not agree with the ranking, but the article was thoughtful and well written.

The clips on this video sound great:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nsw9lY7O1k#t=11

Charmingly Miserable
04-09-2014, 10:19 PM
Tash makes an appearance on the album which I'm not looking forward to.

RhettButler
04-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Tash makes an appearance on the album which I'm not looking forward to.

I actually really liked her singing with her mom on Night of Hunters. I thought it worked rather nicely.

Ryan
04-10-2014, 05:51 AM
So, a friend of mine has been shitting herself over Tori Amos for years, and it has always irritated me to no end.

I just read that and lol'ed.

RhettButler
04-28-2014, 10:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNiZ17sV79g#t=12

From a soundcheck.

Findus
04-30-2014, 02:14 AM
Heard this on the radio a couple of weeks ago:

http://youtu.be/h9yPMLQIAVo

Charmingly Miserable
05-01-2014, 11:48 PM
I gotta hand it to RhettButler for getting me back into Tori again.

Having said that, her rendition of '97 Bonnie & Clyde has to be the most chilling and frightening cover ever. One of my favorites.

RhettButler
05-02-2014, 01:19 AM
I heard clips from all of the song on the new album--it sounds good. The songs are pretty mellow and relaxed--similar to Scarlet's Walk and the BeeKeeper. Sounds like something that I will enjoy listening to this summer on a warm day on the bike-path.

Charmingly Miserable
05-02-2014, 10:43 PM
I heard the clips too and a lot of the lyrics seem rather silly to me. It's a shame because Tori was known for her excellent songwriting.

RhettButler
05-03-2014, 04:28 AM
Promise:
http://does-not-suffice.tumblr.com/post/84547060451/tori-amos-promise-tashs-voice-though-ohmygod

Charmingly Miserable
05-06-2014, 09:54 PM
16 Shades of Blue is up on NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/05/06/310098371/new-mix-tori-amos-song-premiere-a-wes-anderson-tribute-more?ft=1&f=10001#playlist). Not sure how I feel about this.

Charmingly Miserable
05-08-2014, 09:52 PM
You can stream the whole Unrepentant Geraldines album over at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Tori-Amos/e/B000APV51I/ref=s9_acss_bw_hsb_Music571_s1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0D ER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=0PPEZNA81VDDH46KG49A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1804058322&pf_rd_i=5174).

RhettButler
05-09-2014, 11:20 AM
You can stream the whole Unrepentant Geraldines album over at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Tori-Amos/e/B000APV51I/ref=s9_acss_bw_hsb_Music571_s1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0D ER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=0PPEZNA81VDDH46KG49A&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1804058322&pf_rd_i=5174).
Thanks for the link.

I'm on my first listen now and really like it. The clips posted really don't do the album justice.

Charmingly Miserable
05-09-2014, 01:29 PM
I'm really surprised by the album. I wasn't expecting to like it, but I do. There are a few songs that are ridiculous but overall, it's a solid 3.5 stars for me. I think I'm actually gonna pick this up.

RhettButler
05-09-2014, 01:35 PM
I'm really surprised by the album. I wasn't expecting to like it, but I do. There are a few songs that are ridiculous but overall, it's a solid 3.5 stars for me. I think I'm actually gonna pick this up.

When I first heard the clips I thought that it was good but not great--kind of middle-of-the-road Tori. But like I said, those clips really don't do the songs justice. The album is just gorgeous--haunting, joyful and memorable. I can't wait until I catch the tour in Boston.

RhettButler
05-12-2014, 04:44 PM
All Music Guide--4/5

http://www.allmusic.com/album/unrepentant-geraldines-mw0002622301

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine [-] (http://www.allmusic.com/album/unrepentant-geraldines-mw0002622301#)Unrepentant Geraldines (http://www.allmusic.com/album/unrepentant-geraldines-mw0002622301) -- its title so knowingly Tori (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tori-mn0000792530) it verges on parody -- finds Tori Amos (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tori-amos-mn0000792530) delivering original songs, which isn't a common occurrence for her in the new millennium. Following on the heels of the interpretive 2012 setGold Dust (http://www.allmusic.com/album/gold-dust-mw0002395654), it's the first collection of original material since 2011's Night of the Hunters (http://www.allmusic.com/album/night-of-the-hunters-mw0002149352), but it seems as if its roots stretch back even farther, as it is a bright, open collection, sometimes suggesting her early-'90s heyday but never pandering toward the past. There's a nice tension on this record, as Amos (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/amos-mn0000792530) gives her hardcore fans what they want -- left turns tempered with introspection -- while also wooing the skeptics with melody and color, giving the record a bright, open feel that stands in contrast to the handsome solipsism that characterized many of her new millennial records. Strictly speaking, there's not much here that signifies as "pop" -- there are hooks, both melodic and rhythmic, but they seem almost incidental to feel, as the record flits between meditation and extroversion, its warmest moments also being its most intimate. Amos (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/amos-mn0000792530) operates like a veteran liberated by her dedicated audience; she never once assumes she'll lose her audience, so she taunts them, sometimes seducing but often teasing, operating just outside of the parameters of what is expected or acceptable for Tori (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/tori-mn0000792530). That's the real pleasure of Unrepentant Geraldines (http://www.allmusic.com/album/unrepentant-geraldines-mw0002622301): it's lush and melodic but also barbed, sometimes seeming dissonant but often consoling, its soothing qualities eventually turning disturbing. This has long been Amos (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/amos-mn0000792530)' calling card, this shimmering space between comfort and pain, but Unrepentant Geraldines (http://www.allmusic.com/album/unrepentant-geraldines-mw0002622301) trumps its predecessors by accentuating its polarity; it either seduces with its sweetness or it provokes with its pain, and either extreme is compelling.

Charmingly Miserable
05-19-2014, 11:16 PM
The b-sides to Unrepentant Geraldines are fantastic. Forest of Glass is my favorite and absolutely stunning. Dixie makes me want to cry in a good way.

RhettButler
05-20-2014, 01:38 AM
The b-sides to Unrepentant Geraldines are fantastic. Forest of Glass is my favorite and absolutely stunning. Dixie makes me want to cry in a good way.

Going to have to look that up.

Charmingly Miserable
06-01-2014, 10:31 PM
The video for Trouble's Lament is up. I'm not sure if I dig it, but I love the part when Tori lifts her finger during the ping part at 2:06.

http://youtu.be/285Lospdgb0

Wolfkiller
08-04-2014, 07:03 PM
Any Chicago ETSers looking for a ticket to the show tomorrow?

Charmingly Miserable
08-07-2014, 11:22 PM
Promise video. Both Tori and Tash looks stiff as a board.

http://youtu.be/HYqA2wciaPQ

RhettButler
08-08-2014, 05:22 AM
I like that song.

Tori show next week!

Erik
08-08-2014, 11:31 AM
Tori covering Something I Can Never Have:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4UyJOPFEbg

halo eighteen
08-09-2014, 03:13 PM
^This was my request. I still can't believe that it actually happened. Holy shit.

Full song starts at 3:48:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiAAJZKgPBo#t=220

Charmingly Miserable
08-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Wow. Super cool. I think that Tori did an excellent job here. It makes me kinda bummed out that I missed seeing her in L.A.

kel
08-15-2014, 06:08 PM
i'm so hung up on the horrible album title that i just ... can't. i mean, could there ever be anything MORE tori amos than the word "geraldines"?

i'm sorry, i understand that probably sounds ridiculous, but it's true.

and i really like her. i stopped having hope when that "... beekeeper" record came out. i don't know, hard to explain ...

TheyCallMeDrug
08-15-2014, 06:13 PM
great story and great version of the song. looks like she covered creep at her second nyc date.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxOeHxCf4J8

RhettButler
08-16-2014, 08:58 AM
I saw Tori last night in Boston and she was, of course, amazing. There was no band or any other accompanying musicians. She surprisingly didn't play a lot of new songs and stuck to the classics. She also seemed less talk talkative than usual, but seemed in good spirits. This was my seventh Tori show and she's always wonderful.

nobies
08-17-2014, 03:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_piWFoFj0c

RhettButler
08-17-2014, 06:43 AM
I'm listening to the b-side CD from the boxset right, some great stuff.

Charmingly Miserable
08-17-2014, 10:42 PM
I'm listening to the b-side CD from the boxset right, some great stuff.
I think some of her better songs are the b-sides. Flying Dutchman, Honey, Here In My Head, Forest of Glass just to name a few.

Edit: I just her cover Radiohead's Creep. Holy shit. That was phenomenal.

RhettButler
09-03-2014, 03:47 AM
Boys For Pele has been a ​real grower kind of an album for me. It took me about three or four listens to really enjoy, but once it clicked, wow, what an amazing album.

Halo Infinity
09-03-2014, 12:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBuIVa7ppKs

RhettButler
02-05-2015, 11:26 AM
First two albums to be reissued, remastered with bonus tracks, 4/14:
http://www.spin.com/articles/tori-amos-little-earthquakes-under-the-pink/

Wolfkiller
02-05-2015, 02:03 PM
They are being (re)released on vinyl too! I did a quick scan of my Piano box set and it looks like these reissues will have some songs/versions that were left out of the box, so that's exciting. Was worried it was going to be mostly the same content.

Charmingly Miserable
02-05-2015, 10:50 PM
They are being (re)released on vinyl too! I did a quick scan of my Piano box set and it looks like these reissues will have some songs/versions that were left out of the box, so that's exciting. Was worried it was going to be mostly the same content.
Like what? I think all the b-sides have already been released in some way, shape or form. The only thing that I can see differently is the addition of live tracks and the remasters. I think I want to skip out on the remasters but get the vinyls although I already have a German LE vinyl and the pink UDP.

Wolfkiller
02-06-2015, 02:12 AM
Oh I think they've all be released in some form or another, like on singles. But I did notice a few that are being included that aren't on the box set.

RhettButler
04-16-2015, 03:04 PM
The new reissues came in the mail today. Awesome liner notes and tons of bonus songs. I haven't heard most of these b-sides so it's great to hear more songs from Tori's early albums.

Rdm
04-16-2015, 10:14 PM
I got both on vinyl format and both sound very good


Also does anyone know if boys for Pele is getting reissued?

RhettButler
04-17-2015, 06:12 AM
I got both on vinyl format and both sound very good


Also does anyone know if boys for Pele is getting reissued?

Some posters on a Tori facebook group are saying that BFP and FTCGH are up next, but I haven't seen any links to confirm it.

Wolfkiller
04-17-2015, 06:49 AM
I haven't had a chance to listen to my copies yet but I've heard some people complaining about the audio screwing up in the middle of Wrong Band and continuing into the next two songs. Can anyone confirm or deny?

RhettButler
04-17-2015, 07:01 PM
I haven't had a chance to listen to my copies yet but I've heard some people complaining about the audio screwing up in the middle of Wrong Band and continuing into the next two songs. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Haven't listened to UTP yet, no comment.

The bonus material on LE is just plain amazing. There's ten singles there, so it's like listening to a new (old) Tori album for the first time. The original "Mary" is far better than the remake, IMHO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqUETh7KxAI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjR26DpxLtk

RhettButler
10-08-2015, 07:53 AM
The soundtrack The Light Princess is out Friday. Never heard the music or seen the play, but I look forward to hearing this.

eversonpoe
11-11-2015, 03:31 PM
my dad made me cry today while i was trying to walk him through re-programming a remote issue at a customer's house over the phone because he's a fucking asshole, and i was just generally feeling completely defeated, so i listened to "From The Choirgirl Hotel" in the car and sang along at the top of my lungs with all the made-up words that have been in my head for 16 years because tori is really hard to understand sometimes but she hits me right in the heart/gut and it made me feel relieved even though i was crying.

Wolfkiller
11-11-2015, 08:53 PM
Choirgirl was my first, will always have a special place in my heart. Spark is such a great, powerful opener.

ldopa
11-12-2015, 02:36 AM
the video for 'spark' is amazing. very fitting to the lyrics. the only time i saw her was for the 'choirgirl hotel' tour (when guitars try to be pianos) and it's in my top ten concerts.
'boys for pele' was my first album i heard of hers (waaaaaaay back in 7th grade) and the song that makes me feel the gooiest is 'a sorta fairytale.'
fucking tori amos, man.

Wolfkiller
11-13-2015, 06:21 PM
I'm high as fuck and Spark hit my brain like magic. I love all of you even the ones that hate me. I believe in peace, bitches.

Wolfkiller
01-02-2016, 10:59 PM
Oh look at that I posted high last time too.
Scarlets Walk is finally tolerable. I wonder if being high is the trick to saving the rest of the "new" Tori catalog since then.

kel
01-04-2016, 01:19 PM
a friend of mine in college said tori fandom is a litmus test for crazy girls.

meh. i used to like her a lot. scarlet's walk was the last record i liked. i picked up the beekeeper once at hastings and had a nasty reaction to the cover. i don't really know why, i was just weirded the hell out by it.

The Doctor
01-06-2016, 11:05 AM
a friend of mine in college said tori fandom is a litmus test for crazy girls.

meh. i used to like her a lot. scarlet's walk was the last record i liked. i picked up the beekeeper once at hastings and had a nasty reaction to the cover. i don't really know why, i was just weirded the hell out by it.

Yeah it's not a great album cover. Especially considering there was much better images from the same promotional materials:
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r313/TheWILDheart83/CHRIS2.jpg
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Fall05/pfaff/tamos.jpg
http://www.jeremygloff.com/toribeekeeper2.jpg
http://d29ci68ykuu27r.cloudfront.net/product/Look-Inside/covers/5844952.jpg

Unfortunately, Beekeeper was the album where she started to lose me. There were about 5 or 6 songs I really dug, but the rest just didn't click...at all. And ever since it's been diminishing returns. Except the classical album. That album was quirky, dramatic and an appropriate turn for her.

She's still phenomenal in concert though.

frankie teardrop
01-07-2016, 04:57 PM
i have a cherrypicked playlist of tracks i enjoy from the beekeper through gold dust. there are a handful of gems on each. unrepentant geraldines was surprisingly great, though! great enough to see her twice that tour, loving both shows.

The Doctor
01-21-2016, 01:00 PM
i have a cherrypicked playlist of tracks i enjoy from the beekeper through gold dust. there are a handful of gems on each. unrepentant geraldines was surprisingly great, though! great enough to see her twice that tour, loving both shows.

Can you post your playlist here? I think some Tori fans who got lost along the way would appreciate some recommendations on some tracks from this period.

RhettButler
01-22-2016, 06:58 PM
Happy 20th anniversary, Boys for Pele. I didn't "get" the album at first, but now it's my favorite Tori album.

RhettButler
09-22-2016, 08:07 PM
Boys For Pele, deluxe remaster, 11/18.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tori-amos-preps-deluxe-boys-for-pele-reissue-with-rarities-w441332

Prettybrokenspiral
09-22-2016, 09:18 PM
Caught a lite sneeze...dreamed a little dream...made my own pretty hate machine..

RhettButler
09-22-2016, 10:09 PM
Tori is awesome. Love her music and hope she tours again, soon.

eversonpoe
09-22-2016, 11:55 PM
Boys For Pele, deluxe remaster, 11/18.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tori-amos-preps-deluxe-boys-for-pele-reissue-with-rarities-w441332

fucking FINALLY i am so excited!!!

Prettybrokenspiral
09-23-2016, 03:32 PM
fucking FINALLY i am so excited!!!

Same here. Under The Pink will probably always be my favorite, but Choirgirl Hotel, Scarlet's Walk and Boys For Pele all come incredibly close as well. BFP is probably her most unconventional work; you literally have to listen to the whole thing for it to make sense..

RhettButler
09-24-2016, 01:07 PM
Same here. Under The Pink will probably always be my favorite, but Choirgirl Hotel, Scarlet's Walk and Boys For Pele all come incredibly close as well. BFP is probably her most unconventional work; you literally have to listen to the whole thing for it to make sense..
More than once, too.

Jinsai
09-24-2016, 01:30 PM
Boys for Pele is the reason I like Tori Amos, but I've never seen an artist destroy a perfect album like she did with that one. I couldn't find my CD copy of it, so I bought the digital version, and Talula and Professional Widow were replaced with shit remixes... I'm actually excited to see a deluxe version of this, because you can't do a celebrational reissue with shitty remix replacements of songs.

By far my favorite album she's made... but if there's a shit house remix of Professional Widow that doesn't end with "love, give me peace, give me peace and a hard cock" I don't wanna hear it. Boys for Pele worked because of this neurotic juxtaposing between earnest confession shock moments and these small interludes that felt like amused inside jokes... in between moments where you get sucker punched by something devastating and then amusing. It was a brilliant album.

frankie teardrop
09-25-2016, 12:10 AM
pele > choirgirl > earthquakes > pink > geraldines > venus > everything else.

i did kinda like the tornado mix of 'talula' for what it's worth... but fuck that gottabebig mix of professional widow.

in other news, some friends threw a boys for pele anniversary party with people performing covers of the songs. i did 'in the springtime of his voodoo'-- if i can get the video on youtube somewhere, i'll link later on.

otherwise, psyched about this reissue. my original vinyl copy was destroyed forever ago and i refuse to pay triple digits for it.

RhettButler
04-22-2017, 12:59 PM
New album Native Insider out this September. European dates first. More info on tour/album next Monday, according to her Facebook page.

halo eighteen
04-24-2017, 06:51 AM
"The songs on Native Invader are being pushed by the Muses to find different ways of facing unforeseen challenges and in some cases dangerous conflicts. The record looks to Nature and how, through resilience, she heals herself. The songs also wrestle with the question: what is our part in the destruction of our land, as well as ourselves, and in our relationships with each other? In life there can be the shock of unexpected fires, floods, earthquakes, or any cataclysmic ravager - both on the inside and outside of our minds. Sonically and visually, I wanted to look at how Nature creates with her opposing forces, becoming the ultimate regenerator through her cycles of death and re-birth. Time and time again she is able to renew, can we find this renewal for ourselves?"

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It kind of sounds like something out of Björk's book, but she sounds energized and ready to go so I'm alright with that.

European Tour
Sept 6 - Cork, Ireland - Cork Opera House
Sept 7 - Dublin, Ireland - Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Sept 9 - Ghent, Belgium - Capitole Gent
Sept 10 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Sept 11 - Paris, France - Le Grand Rex
Sept 13 - Amsterdam, Holland - Carre
Sept 14 - Utrecht, Holland - Tivoli
Sept 16 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Sept 17 - Milan, Italy - Teatro degli Arcimboldi
Sept 18 - Geneva, Switzerland - Theatre du Leman
Sept 20 - Linz, Austria - Brucknerhaus
Sept 21 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
Sept 23 - Copenhagen, Denmark - DR Koncerhuset
Sept 24 - Oslo, Norway - Oslo Konserthus AS
Sept 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Laeiszhalle
Sept 27 - Essen, Germany - Colosseum
Sept 29 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
Sept 30 - Munich, Germany - Philharmonie
Oct 1 - Vienna, Austria - Konzerthaus
Oct 4 - London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
Oct 5 - Manchester, UK - Palace Theatre
Oct 6 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy

RhettButler
04-24-2017, 05:40 PM
Hopefully some U.S. dates later in the Fall.

halo eighteen
04-25-2017, 06:26 AM
Yup, Rolling Stone says Nov-Dec US tour, but I'm hearing shows are being booked around late October/Halloween as well. I'm hoping to hit as many as 6-8 shows, so it would be nice to get some solid plans set.

icklekitty
05-03-2017, 08:12 AM
I'm trying to work out if I want to go to her London or Paris show. I am firmly in the camp of not liking most of her recent albums but I've never seen her live.

RhettButler
05-03-2017, 08:26 AM
I'm trying to work out if I want to go to her London or Paris show. I am firmly in the camp of not liking most of her recent albums but I've never seen her live.

First time I saw Tori was in 2005, when she was touring behind the Beekeeper album. I didn't like the album and still don't. The two shows I saw on the tour, however, were awesome.

halo eighteen
07-07-2017, 10:05 AM
https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19665267_10154927749449091_5739641025785099465_n.j pg?oh=74466dbf0170aec8d2d40d0c1f7cdd8a&oe=59D45445

Native Invader: September 8th, 2017

Announcement on Facebook Live Monday July 10th at noon EDT.

The following dates have leaked in advance:

Oct 24 - St. Paul, MN - O'Shaughnessy
Oct 30 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Oct 31 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theatre
Nov 4 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Nov 19 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov 25 - Eugene, OR - Silva Concert Hall at Hult Center
Nov 26 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre

halo eighteen
07-10-2017, 02:50 PM
Oct 24 - St. Paul, MN - O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
Oct 26 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
Oct 27 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Oct 29 - Cleveland, OH - State Theater at Playhouse Square
Oct 30 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Oct 31 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
Nov 2 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
Nov 3 - Washington, DC - MGM National Harbor
Nov 4 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
Nov 7 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 8 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 10 - Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall
Nov 11 - Durham, NC - Performing Arts Center
Nov 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Nov 14 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre
Nov 16 - Dallas, TX - Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Nov 17 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
Nov 19 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Nov 22 - Portland, OR - Schnitzer Hall
Nov 24 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Nov 25 - Eugene, OR - Silva Concert Hall at Hult Center
Nov 26 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Nov 28 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
Nov 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Arts Center
Dec 1 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel
Dec 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel
Dec 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel

RhettButler
07-10-2017, 07:17 PM
MUST get tix for Boston show.

NotoriousTIMP
07-11-2017, 09:19 PM
Has anyone been to any of her more recent shows? How are they? The last show I went to was back in 2004 I think and I'm curious if she is still putting on a quality show

RhettButler
07-12-2017, 03:09 AM
Has anyone been to any of her more recent shows? How are they? The last show I went to was back in 2004 I think and I'm curious if she is still putting on a quality showSeen her seven times, last show was in 2014--yes, very good show.

RhettButler
07-12-2017, 09:35 AM
Going to the Boston show!

halo eighteen
07-13-2017, 12:38 PM
https://scontent.fosu1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20106320_10203211514486646_3686450304610665722_n.j pg?oh=43ba49f83e94a3811aa8643de6a6d3d9&oe=5A072E1F

thenorthwood
07-13-2017, 08:18 PM
I lost touch with her music a long time again but I still go to her live shows if I have the chance. The last show I went to she chastised some people in the front row for talking or being on their phones while she was performing. I think she went so far as to have them removed, but my memory is rusty.

halo eighteen
07-27-2017, 09:48 AM
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/27/539523176/listen-tori-amos-shares-cloud-riders-from-upcoming-album

Premiere of the track "Cloud Riders"

RhettButler
07-27-2017, 08:12 PM
http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/07/27/539523176/listen-tori-amos-shares-cloud-riders-from-upcoming-album

Premiere of the track "Cloud Riders" I like it. A bit of a slow-burn, but it's still quite good. Looking forward to hearing the new album.

halo eighteen
09-02-2017, 04:08 PM
Y Kant Tori Read (Remastered) has been put up on all digital sites with pretty much no warning or fanfare. This album is a blast haha. Soooo 80's. I honestly never believed this album would see the light of day again.

halo eighteen
09-02-2017, 04:11 PM
Has anyone been to any of her more recent shows? How are they? The last show I went to was back in 2004 I think and I'm curious if she is still putting on a quality show

I'm late on this. I'm seeing 9 shows this tour; think my total will be up to 41 afterwards. Definitely still a quality show. She's just been doing the one-woman tour thing lately, which I'm fine with. She's got a variety of keyboards and loops and effects in lieu of a real backing band now.

RhettButler
09-02-2017, 07:03 PM
I'm late on this. I'm seeing 9 shows this tour; think my total will be up to 41 afterwards. Definitely still a quality show. She's just been doing the one-woman tour thing lately, which I'm fine with. She's got a variety of keyboards and loops and effects in lieu of a real backing band now.Wow, superman. Boston will be my ninth show, total.

Boots
09-03-2017, 11:04 PM
She never comes to my city. I think I will just look up one of her concerts at youtube tomorrow.

RhettButler
09-06-2017, 03:04 PM
New songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmVvSjVFh28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0yooZAGOA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EnHiAuvi9w

RhettButler
09-07-2017, 06:22 AM
4/5 Stars

http://www.allmusic.com/album/native-invader-mw0003082788

halo eighteen
09-08-2017, 09:35 AM
Amazon's got my copy out for delivery today! Pretty excited to give it a go tonight.

RhettButler
09-08-2017, 06:17 PM
4/5 review from Rolling Stone:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/review-tori-amos-native-invader-w501885

kel
09-08-2017, 11:11 PM
first album since scarlet's walk that i'm excited to hear. also the paramount in seattle is one of my favorite theaters and i would love to see her there. haven't since the to venus and back tour.

RhettButler
09-09-2017, 05:53 AM
New album is excellent. Maybe in her top five.

halo eighteen
09-09-2017, 10:44 AM
Halfway through and I have to say Reindeer King and Wildwood are definitely outstanding songs. Up the Creek is a refreshing change of style for her as well, but that's been out for a few weeks.

This is certainly her best album in ages, so far.

eversonpoe
09-18-2017, 05:27 PM
reindeer king is the best tori album opener since beauty queen/horses. holy shit. i wish the album continued in that vein, because the next few songs were pretty "meh" to me...up the creek & wildwood are both really nice, chocolate song is pretty good, and bang is great. that's as far as i've made it so far. overall, i'm enjoying it, i just wish more of it had the haunting beauty of the opening track.

Wolfkiller
10-19-2017, 07:42 PM
Y KANT TORI READ is getting a vinyl and CD release for Record Store Day. Guess I should finally get around to checking that out.

thenorthwood
11-04-2017, 04:53 PM
Does Tori have an opener for this tour, and if so who?

thenorthwood
11-04-2017, 05:01 PM
Oh, never mind. Scars on 45. Heard of the band but not familiar with the music.

RhettButler
11-04-2017, 06:50 PM
Saw Tori in Boston on Thursday. Amazing, as always.

frankie teardrop
11-05-2017, 08:52 AM
i would love to see her again this tour, but i was hoping the band would be back. the setlists also seem incredibly short, though as always, full of goodies. why is she playing so few songs this tour?

RhettButler
11-05-2017, 04:56 PM
i would love to see her again this tour, but i was hoping the band would be back. the setlists also seem incredibly short, though as always, full of goodies. why is she playing so few songs this tour?
I think Boston was around 90 minutes. Keep in mind, at a rock show you have your guitar solos and extended jams. This is just Tori singing, solo, which will be very demanding.

frankie teardrop
11-05-2017, 09:03 PM
I think Boston was around 90 minutes. Keep in mind, at a rock show you have your guitar solos and extended jams. This is just Tori singing, solo, which will be very demanding.

no, i get that. last tour she did five more songs on average with the same setup. that's a big difference for the same cost.

halo eighteen
11-06-2017, 02:48 PM
I assume she's just trying to preserve her voice for the entire tour and/or for future tours. She is 54 now, after all. A few more songs a night would be great, but she's deliberately cut the fat from these shows. I don't remember setlists being this consistently great since probably 2001.

Boots
11-10-2017, 06:09 AM
I like her covers album. Now I wanna check out her new stuff. I've always been a fan of hers but she never tours anywhere near my city. I don't think she plays anywhere in Canada except Toronto.