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    - Like Menju, I think Mac's guitar work on Scarlet's Walk (particularly I Can't See New York) is good.
    - Little Earthquakes (the song) has never been something I liked, and the majority of live performances are insufferable
    - There was a moment when AATS had just come out and I was super-depressed, and the "so let's be strong, you and me..." bit of Maybe California almost made me cry walking down the street.
    -Cooling was better live without the Brambles verse. Tori always seems to handle the transition awkwardly
    - I wish Beauty Queen was not on Pele. I understand why it's there, but it's such an unnecessarily off-putting beginning.
    - I have always re-sequenced Tori's albums to include b-sides aside from Pele
    - Most of TBK has been redeemed for me in the last few years due to live performances. (Ribbons from Zurich 2010, Jamaica Inn in 2009, etc.)
    - I would've much rather had pop!Tori along the lines of Liz Phair/Jewel than the adult-contemporary/faux rock Fori we got from 05-09.
    - Cruel is the only bad part of Choirgirl. The album would be much better without it. (Live, it's always amazing though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHV View Post
    - Cruel is the only bad part of Choirgirl. The album would be much better without it. (Live, it's always amazing though)
    Shut your mouth! lol
    Cruel is my favorite Tori song! What do you not like about the studio incarnation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriMODE View Post
    Shut your mouth!
    I'm spinning it tight down south.

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    • I quite like TBK and will sometimes listen to it in its entirety.
    • Although I never listen to AATS, I still think "Welcome to England" is a pretty song and I usually include it in mixes.
    • I still haven't listened to all of NOH. I tried to once, but got bored and stopped.
    • New Age is one of my favorite Tori performances ever, even though she didn't write it.
    • I HATE PURPLE PEOPLE.
    • WTSF is perfection to me.

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    I hope one day Tori releases a Director's Cut of the visualettes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toriMODE View Post
    Shut your mouth! lol
    Cruel is my favorite Tori song! What do you not like about the studio incarnation?
    Tori's vocals are too subdued, and I don't like the lack of piano. The "ahhh ah ahh" bridge is excessively long and bores me. The album version feels like a slight song propped up by the rest of the band fucking around with effects in the studio, and thus it pales in comparison to the rest of Choirgirl.

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    I don't think Honey should have been on UTP. It really doesn't fit in with the rest of the songs. Also, the album is perfect as it is.

    I wish she'd stop the switching between piano and keyboard thing during the same song, first it's getting old, second not every song benefits from it.

    I liked reading Piece By Piece.

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    - I think the BKP, ADP, and AATS are not as bad as people make them out to be. I think people are just reacting more to T's change of image.
    - I have never watched all the visualettes and NEVER will
    - After years of attacking it online, I now quite enjoy the ProWidow remix. Great song to drive to. Prob the 07 tour made me like it
    - Looking back, I think T looked good in 2005 (but not as good as her prior natural self)....probably had another surgery after 2005
    - I really enjoy 500 Miles...much more than Cornflake Girl or Silent All These Years
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    For both ADP (Code Red) and AATS (the title track), the song that lots of people seemed to rave about when the album came out was the song I liked the least.

    I also didn't fall wildly in love with Winter's Carol or Star Whisperer, which seemed to be very popular for their respective albums.

    EDIT: And AATS live in Berlin was not a highlight, either. It was rushed.
    Post Mark ergo propter Mark

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    ^I had no idea she did AATS live!

    I have a few fairy winger confessions:

    -I unabashedly love ADP. It's not only one of my favorite Tori albums, it's probably in my top ten by anyone. I've listened to it more than her older stuff in the last few years.
    -I've read PBP at least five times.
    -Tori Amos fans are (to me) more embarrassing than she is (some present company excluded).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunter Fartlett View Post
    -Tori Amos fans are (to me) more embarrassing than she is (some present company excluded).
    Yes.
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    -I think TBK is superior to ADP (although it includes a few songs that should definitely have been B-sides).

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    - I actually listen to TBK in its entirety more than Under the Pink in entirety
    - I don't hate Ribbons Undone or Ireland that much. The one I really can't stand for one fucking second is Mary Jane
    - Although I quite like NoH, I don't have much anticipation on the forth-coming album
    - I wish Tori will let herself to truly age gracefully instead of insisting being a MILF with botox and wigs
    - I haven't listened to Tori much for a year. I have been listening to Joni Mitchell

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    To Venus and Back is my most listened to Tori Amos album.

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    •the beekeeper is a fantastic, solid album.
    •i really enjoy cars & guitars, 500 miles, and harps of gold.
    •I think teenage hustling is her worst song.
    •AATS has some of her worst lyrics. ADP has some of her best.
    •A Sorta Fairytale is my favorite song ever, by anyone.
    •if I'm driving with someone who isn't a tori fan, but I want to listen to her, I ALWAYS either put on FTCH or TVAB. I think they're her most universally accessible albums.
    •Tori's fashion sense was at its peak during SW and TBK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Alan View Post
    • I am a huge fan of the Crucify Single Edit with cheesy guitar riff, fade-out and all.
    Me too. Most of her songs that have radio edits/single versions, I always prefer the original - but I do enjoy the Crucify Single Edit.

    Quote Originally Posted by G` View Post
    I think Dragon and Indian Summer are pure wank.
    I adore Jamaica Inn.
    I forgot to mention Jamaica Inn - I love it too, unashamedly.

    Dragon (and Smokey Joe for that matter) are not two of my favourites from ADP. Upon release they seemed to be the most popular but I struggled to get into them. They've grown on me over time though.

    Quote Originally Posted by NUHN View Post
    - I really like (most of) the shower curtains
    I liked the SW tour outfits as well! Some of them were a bit strange but overall I thought she pulled that look off. Give me her 2002/03 shower curtains over Superhero Labia Outfit 2009 anyday.

    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi View Post
    I wish she'd stop the switching between piano and keyboard thing during the same song, first it's getting old, second not every song benefits from it.
    Yes. The straddling-the-stool, singing-in-both-mics, two-hands-on-keyboard is less impressive than it used to be, and now I find it often impinges on the song. Occasionally it works, but it's too much of a gimmick these days and she spends too long doing these tinkly little interludes with both hands on different keyboards. I find it even worse with that nasty synth thing she's been using since 2009.

    Another confession:
    • I'm not a huge fan of a lot of her covers. Certain covers seem to be very popular - A Case of You, River, Landslide - but I don't think any of them even come close to the originals for me. I've also only heard her cover of Do It Again maybe twice (I love the Steely Dan original). Maybe I'll give it another go.


    Oh and a bonus one - I think the Pele b-sides are glorious. For such a popular album, I find its b-sides are curiously underappreciated. Alamo, Frog On My Toe, Graveyard, Never Seen Blue, Beulah Land? All brilliant.

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