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Old 05-01-2007, 06:15 PM   #151
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Am loving the CD on my first listen during a long lunch hour.

The DVD, however, is so lame.
How is it lame?
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:22 PM   #152
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How is it lame?
It's just pointless and annoying. I've learned that there are a number of B-sides that are specific to where you buy the CD--like, if you bought it at Best Buy you get one bonus track, if you bought it from iTunes you get a different one, and if you bought it at Borders you get yet another (different) bonus track. So here's this whole DVD with lame material that I actually fast-forwarded through hoping to get to something substantive (never happened), when she could have given a bonus CD with all these B-sides on it.

I don't know, the packaging and whole concept seems desperate and overdone, while the music itself is quite good. The music is enough, is what I'm saying, without all this conceptual stuff which seems, quite honestly, a mess to me.

But again, I'm loving the songs. I've only gotten through half of it and already there are a few that sound like instant Tori classics. Too soon to say, really, but from one brief listen, I'm impressed and looking forward to digging in deeper.
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Well, at least the music sounds great!
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yeah, that's the important thing--the rest I'm just whining about and I really don't need to. Sorry.

Got a good review in the New York Times, too--short but sweet:

TORI AMOS
American Doll Posse
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Tori Amos recently announced that her new album was “an opportunity to reclaim the segmented pieces of the female psyche” — and, she added, to “reunite them.” Is that all? To this end, Ms. Amos has created five personae — Isabel, Clyde, Pip, Santa and, confusingly, Tori — to sing the 23 songs on “American Doll Posse.” Before you ask: yes, each persona does maintain a personal Web site.

By this point in her extraordinary career, 15 years removed from her blockbuster solo debut, “Little Earthquakes,” Ms. Amos has weeded out most of the casual listeners from her fan base; the tourists are gone and the Torists remain. But “American Doll Posse” isn’t quite the fans-only project it might first seem to be. Although the album’s conceit might seem heavy-handed, Ms. Amos treats the whole thing like a game: this is her most entertaining album in years, precisely because she keeps switching among characters and styles.

Not that everything works. The first song, “Yo George,” is a shopworn political lament. (She murmurs, “Where have we gone wrong America?/Mr. Lincoln we can’t seem/to find you anywhere.”) But it’s over in little more than a minute (one upside to cramming 23 tracks onto a CD), replaced by a jagged and mischievous Southern-rock song, “Big Wheel.” This album is full of pleasant surprises: the R.E.M. flourish that opens “Secret Spell”; the sleek bass line in “Bouncing Off Clouds”; the 90-second orchestral daydream that is “Programmable Soda.” A message to lapsed Tori Amos fans: come back. You won’t be bored. KELEFA SANNEH
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I am in love

On first listen, I can tell this will be one that I'll be listening to over and over again. Tori sounds so great. This has to be the best album of year so far. Isabel and Clyde

Please come to Omaha, Tori. :Pray:
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A message to lapsed Tori Amos fans: come back. You won’t be bored.
Works for me!

I already knew I'd buy it, since I still want to keep giving her a chance to win me back as a fan. I picked it up after work and will give it a listen soon.
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The second half is blowing me away.

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The true gem on this album is Digital Ghost
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I went to work at 7:15 this morning and just got home at 11:30 pm after being at work for 12 hours and then having dinner with a friend.

I did not buy the album yet.

I lose at life.

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The true gem on this album is Digital Ghost


Code Red, Girl Disappearing, Father's Son, Smokey Joe


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Tori will still be there whenever you get to her. Can't wait to hear your impressions (no pressure or anything, lol).
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I listened to a few songs on the way home last night.

I hadn't listened to a single note before I unwrapped the CD in my car, and I am loving it.
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I went to work at 7:15 this morning and just got home at 11:30 pm after being at work for 12 hours and then having dinner with a friend.

I did not buy the album yet.

I lose at life.

Aw c'mon! What's the difference in a few days? Buy it by the weekend.

I bought the regular version today at Target for $11.99. A free poster is supposedly included in the case. Not opened it yet but am about to. Didn't get the deluxe version cos joyful didn't seem all that thrilled about it. Also cos it was 19.99 at Best Buy and wasn't available anywhere else I checked.
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Aw c'mon! What's the difference in a few days? Buy it by the weekend.

I bought the regular version today at Target for $11.99. A free poster is supposedly included in the case. Not opened it yet but am about to. Didn't get the deluxe version cos joyful didn't seem all that thrilled about it. Also cos it was 19.99 at Best Buy and wasn't available anywhere else I checked.
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Aw c'mon! What's the difference in a few days? Buy it by the weekend.

I bought the regular version today at Target for $11.99. A free poster is supposedly included in the case. Not opened it yet but am about to. Didn't get the deluxe version cos joyful didn't seem all that thrilled about it. Also cos it was 19.99 at Best Buy and wasn't available anywhere else I checked.
The regular version apparently has a bonus track that the deluxe version doesn't have, unless it's on the DVD which means you have to play the DVD to hear the song, or at least I haven't figured out how to rip the audio (which doesn't mean it isn't possible). I'm all confused about the bonus tracks. Please report back about your tracklist.

Am completely in love with:
Code Red
Father's Son
Smokey Joe
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