- When the Pawn

Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 8 reviews
1999 Rank: #40 / 87
USER SCORE
81
Based on
41 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Pawn is immediately grabbing, and instead of fading upon further plays, it reveals more with each listen, whether it's a lyrical turn of phrase or an unexpected twist in the arrangement.

80
Pitchfork
Fiona seems older. Her voice is full of a heartfelt soul that seems almost timeless.
70
Rolling Stone

Apple has the talent, not to mention the fame and fortune, to seclude herself from the big bad world ahead of her. But Fiona II makes you hope that she'll find a way to use her talent as a connection to the world instead. Because she's an artist who deserves a shot at growing up.

50
NME

For her second album of Amos-aping MTV-branded Lilith Fair fodder, the barmiest, prettiest pretender to Tori's throne of corporate crackpot chic deals unashamedly in that tired and trusted heavyweight heart-tugging currency: relationships.

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Jagged Little Pill

DETAILS

November 9, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Clean Slate / Epic / Label
Jon Brion / Producer
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 10 - SPIN
MISC LISTS
# 106 - Spin (1985-2009)
# 127 - SPIN (1985-2014)
Track List
  1. On The Bound 
  2. To Your Love 
  3. Limp 
  4. Love Ridden 
  5. Paper Bag 
  6. A Mistake 
  7. Fast As You Can
  8. The Way Things Are
  9. Get Gone
  10. I Know
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Added on: June 18, 2012