Fiona Apple is someone I have never listened to before today. The women singers of the 90s were mostly irritating to me. I thought that Tori Amos was enough for me. It became a whole moment of angry women touring together. I am not sure why they were angry. I did not care. I was angry myself. Everyone was angry and still is angry. Tidal was her debut album.
What I did not know about Apple’s music is that it is infused with jazz, which is different than some of her contemporaries. It is most noticeable in “Slow Like Honey“. It may be my favourite tune on the album. I like jazz, especially if it is live in a club.
I also liked “Pale September”, “Never Is a Promise”, and “The First Taste”.
Oddly, I kind of enjoyed the album. It was not as terrible as I thought it would be. I am not a fan yet because I am not sure that I could identify her voice if I heard her on the radio. 7/10.