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extraordinary machine

I've always loved Fiona Apple's music despite the songwriter herself, because she - or at least her public persona - seems really, really annoying and pretentious. And yet she writes these gorgeous songs that are really powerful and beautiful even when the lyrics are appalling. The way she bashes the crap out of the piano reminds me of the way I used to vent my teenage sexual frustration angst by hammering away at our piano on hot summer evenings in 1991. For some reason unknown even to myself, this resemblance strikes me as a good thing. Anyway, I finally just got my paws on the infamous "lost" album, Extraordinary Machine, and my God, it is absolutely and utterly fantastic. And you can get it for yourself right here. Enjoy.

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zoje_george
Mar. 22nd, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
I was JUST going to write about the same thing! I've been listening to the new one on and off all day. It's wonderful.
stellanova
Mar. 22nd, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
Hee, isn't it? And it's funny, I was feeling weirdly musically lethargic recently - I just didn't know what I wanted to listen to after my Brendan Benson binge. And then I rediscover the Jam and get this album in the same day! I am musically satisfied - FOR NOW.
zoje_george
Mar. 22nd, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'm setting the timer on this ephemeral satisfaction ... now.
jeejeen
Mar. 22nd, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
I love "Waltz".
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