Fiona Apple - Tidal
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1996 Ratings: #9
July 23, 1996 / Release Date
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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
Best of 1996
Fiona Apple is a genius.
I first listened to her debut album only last year.
I knew her other albums. But this one is the most touching.
Oh Fiona, where have you been all my life?

The easiest way I can think to describe this album is timeless. The entire work could exist in any era of musical history and be a success. So poetic and powerful is the lyricism, so brilliant is the instrumentation throughout, I couldn't imagine a world where these songs could not succeed. Its ability to withstands the test of time is only one testament to how strong this debut record is.

Not only this but the record has an insane replay value. ... read more
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Added on: June 18, 2012