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Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Tidal is the debut album by Fiona Apple, a New York singer-songwriter-pianist who was 18 years old at the time of its 1996 release. Apple is obviously talented--she has a dark, smoky alto and a knack for an arresting turn ... more »
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Tidal is the debut album by Fiona Apple, a New York singer-songwriter-pianist who was 18 years old at the time of its 1996 release. Apple is obviously talented--she has a dark, smoky alto and a knack for an arresting turn of phrase--but she's still several years away from realizing her potential. For every fresh lyric she writes ("Daddy longlegs, I feel that I'm finally growing weary of waiting to be consumed by you"), she provides two examples of embarrassingly precious schoolgirl poetry ("Adagio breezes fill my skin with sudden red," from the same song, "The First Taste"). She also has yet to refine her moody piano chords into actual melodies, though "Shadowboxer" comes close. --Geoffrey Himes
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Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
Angry chick rock--great!
Grace C. from CHULA VISTA, CA
Reviewed on 6/21/2007...
the best work she's done. amazing songs. very sexy and very heartfelt.
Debra M. from MELBOURNE, FL
Reviewed on 4/22/2007...
Library cast-off...havent listened to it...case has a flaw...deb
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Judith B. (butchpoodle) from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 2/10/2007...
Excellent disk by Fiona Apple. Favorites include Shadowboxer and Criminal.
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Katherine | Massachusetts/ Connecticut | 03/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fiona Apple's debut cd is amazing. I've had it for years- have grown up with it! Her lyrics are poetic and so lovely- some are heartbreaking. Her music is memorable and thoughtful- inspiring. I wouldn't call her rhythms "catchy", but her songs all cloud my mind and keep me singing long after I've shut off the sound.
My favorite song on this album is "Never is a Promise". Though I know that her lyrics are a bit more deep than what I relate to them as, who can't relate to being misunderstood? Who can't relate to having it seem like no one can ever endure the life that you lead in the exact same what that you do?
The whole album is amazing, rhythmic, hypnotizing and so astounding. I can listen to it over and over again."
Carly Berg | MItchell, SD USA | 03/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had this on cassette in the 90's, and it's just as beautiful today as it was then. Fiona Apple's haunting vocals and sexy lyrics in most of the songs on Tidal are simply mesmerizing. Great to make love to or relax to."