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Unrepentant Geraldines

Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2014 Ratings: #411 / 845
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
2014 Ratings: #396
May 12, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury Classics / Label
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I like this album, though remain unconvinced by the 'return to form' fanfare it garnered in the press. It is, however, a step in the right direction and hints at what may still be to come from Amos. The song arrangements are generally straightforward and unfussy, pushing her grossly underrated piano skills to the fore, just as on her earlier LPs. Frustratingly though, the production still feels a bit flat, uninspired and, at times, outdated, whilst her husband still insists on over-egging his ... read more
Possibly her greatest album since at least Scarlet's Walk, UG is an introspective free of the 'conceptual' approach she has taken to her longer- and often mismatched last few albums. Highlights include 'Weatherman', 'Oysters', and the single 'Trouble's Lament'. Gorgeous sound, voice as strong as ever. Seeing her on tour earlier this year in the US showed the depth that is Tori.
Lost in her own ocean of intellectual creation, she continues her voyage in a new level avoiding the dangerous depths.
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Track List

  1. America
  2. Trouble's Lament
  3. Wild Way
  4. Wedding Day
  5. Weatherman
  6. 16 Shades of Blue
  7. Maids of Elfen-Mere
  8. Promise
  9. Giant's Rolling Pin
  10. Selkie
  11. Unrepentant Geraldines
  12. Oysters
  13. Rose Dover
  14. Invisible Boy  
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