AOTY 2020
Fiona Apple - Tidal
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1996 Ratings: #12
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I prefer Spotify but this is ok too.
It is difficult to not disconnect all albums from Fiona Apple to her persona.
Base on demo when Apple was 16 and released when she was 19, this album carries a remarkable maturity yet is extremely painful to listen. Victim of rape who endured a lot of psychological issues (notably anorexia but not only that) at a very young age and having a serious break-up, all these events directly influence the way she sings and writes.

Tidal opens with the gorgeous Sleep To Dream. With a perfect jazzy ... read more
one of the albums my mum used to play around the house sometimes when i was younger, and one we've both fallen back in love with recently
It's a good thing I caught up to her as soon as I did. For a debut album written by a then 18-19-year-old, this is amazing! "Tidal" is a smooth, beautifully-produced force of pop maturity! It excels in both the songwriting and instrumental department while also offering up some mature themes and some great vocals from Fiona Apple to boot!

Fav Tracks: Slow Like Honey, Sleep to Dream, Sullen Girl, Shadowboxer, Criminal, The Child Is Gone, The First Taste

Least Fav Track: ... read more
Dripping with venom, charged with sexuality, and filled with wisdom far beyond her years, Tidal is an acerbic and therapeutic tour de force. What is so incredible is how Fiona Apple embraces improvisational sounding melodic lines while maintaining such sharp lyrics to discuss complicated topics of sexuality and self-worth. The album feels like it would continue whether or not you are listening. Apple successfully captures a woman reclaiming her identity after trauma, embracing the best and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Sleep To Dream 
  2. Sullen Girl 
  3. Shadowboxer 
  4. Criminal 
  5. Slow Like Honey 
  6. The First Taste 
  7. Never Is A Promise 
  8. The Child Is Gone 
  9. Pale September 
  10. Carrion
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Added on: June 18, 2012