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Zoots 02-20-2009 10:22 PM

Tori Amos is back and abnormally attracted to sin!
 
*drumroll*

TORI AMOS | NEW ALBUM TITLE AND SXSW NEWS!

Tori Amos is back with her tenth studio album, "Abnormally Attracted To Sin" scheduled to hit stores and the digital domain this spring.

Can't say I'm a big fan of this title but hopefully the music will be good.

New Tori!!! :hyper:

bono_man2002 02-20-2009 10:26 PM

Can I get a FUCK YEAH!! :hyper:

Screwtape2 02-20-2009 10:28 PM

:yippie: :yippie: Yes! :yippie: :yippie:

Zoots 02-20-2009 10:36 PM

So quick too! :applaud:

2005 Beekeeper
2007 Posse
2009 Abnormally

I went and re-listened to Posse just recently and I have to say that it has not aged well for me. I actually prefer Beekeeper. :reject:

Screwtape2 02-20-2009 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zootlesque (Post 5905277)
So quick too! :applaud:

2005 Beekeeper
2007 Posse
2009 Abnormally

:yes: I wasn't expecting a new album until next year.

HeartlandGirl 02-21-2009 02:03 AM

I am stoked. Officially. Especially since I was let down by Beekeeper after Scarlet, and I was really disappointed by most of Posse.

Dang. Now I want to listen to Tori.

LarryMullen's POPAngel 02-21-2009 01:32 PM

I'm kind of sorry I spent the money on Posse, but definitely feel differently about spending the money to see her live that tour. It was an amazing live experience seeing her up there with her piano. :love:

corianderstem 02-21-2009 04:23 PM

I've lost most of my interest in her since Strange Little Girls, but keep buying her records because a) I retain hope that I'll love on of her records again; and b) it's Tori, man. I gotta support Tori.

Zoots 02-21-2009 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeartlandGirl (Post 5906035)
I am stoked. Officially. Especially since I was let down by Beekeeper after Scarlet, and I was really disappointed by most of Posse.

:ohmy: That sounds like you prefer the Beekeeper to Posse too, like me! I thought I was the only one. Scarlet rules though. :drool:

U2isthebest 02-21-2009 05:02 PM

So, am I the only one that actually really likes Posse?

corianderstem 02-21-2009 05:07 PM

Upon first listen, I liked it, but I never really went back and spent much time with it. She just doesn't hold my interest as much as she used to.

But that's my problem, not Tori's. ;)

susanp6 02-21-2009 06:19 PM

:drool::applaud::love::hyper::yippie:

FitzChivalry 02-21-2009 07:49 PM

:D Yay. I am excited about this, but not as excited as I am for new stuff from U2, Bloc Party or Radiohead. I think Corri and I are part of the same hive with these statments:

Quote:

Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 5908038)
I've lost most of my interest in her . . . but keep buying her records because a) I retain hope that I'll love on of her records again; and b) it's Tori, man. I gotta support Tori.

Quote:

Originally Posted by corianderstem (Post 5908243)
She just doesn't hold my interest as much as she used to.

Little Earthquakes
Under The Pink
Boys For Pele
From The Choirgirl Hotel
To Venus And Back


Those are pretty much where my lasting love for Tori comes from. I haven't really cared for that much of her stuff since. Scarlet's Walk was ok, but fairly boring to my ears, and while I did enjoy American Doll Posse, I thought it was too long with too much filler. Some artists really need to get tough with themselves and leave stuff on the editing room floor, or release singles with many b-sides - which a lot of the ADL songs seemed to be to me.

But any new Tori is a cause to celebrate, and I will love her to my dying day just because I think she is such a fucking cool and brilliant artist! :up:

corianderstem 02-21-2009 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FitzChivalry (Post 5908926)
Those are pretty much where my lasting love for Tori comes from. I haven't really cared for that much of her stuff since. Scarlet's Walk was ok, but fairly boring to my ears, and while I did enjoy American Doll Posse, I thought it was too long with too much filler. Some artists really need to get tough with themselves and leave stuff on the editing room floor, or release singles with many b-sides - which a lot of the ADL songs seemed to be to me.

We are totally on the same page with Tori. :hi5:

HeartlandGirl 02-22-2009 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FitzChivalry (Post 5908926)
while I did enjoy American Doll Posse, I thought it was too long with too much filler. Some artists really need to get tough with themselves and leave stuff on the editing room floor, or release singles with many b-sides - which a lot of the ADL songs seemed to be to me.

This is exactly how I feel about Posse. The Clyde songs are the few that I actually adore (Roosterspur Bridge, Beauty of Speed, Bouncing Off Clouds), but there's too much else going on with that record. The different songs by the different dolls are all over the map and the whole doesn't feel coherent. Something was also wrong with my copy of the CD, so the last two songs skip and I never listen to them.

So yeah, Zoots, I guess I do like Beekeeper better, though I'm not sure I would have said that at the time Posse came out. Posse has a few songs I think are brilliant, but if I had to listen to a whole album, I'd go with Beekeeper.

Does anyone else think the new one might be a bit on the crazy side, a la She's Your Cocaine or Hotel? I'm kind of hoping this new one is dark and full of fury.

ShipOfFools 02-22-2009 03:36 AM

Posse was uneven, but the parts that worked really worked well. Scarlet's Walk and The Beekeeper were much more consistent, though.

That being said, Tori Amos is one of the artists that I'll blindly buy anything she releases. She's a genius.

Saracene 02-22-2009 04:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zootlesque (Post 5905277)
I went and re-listened to Posse just recently and I have to say that it has not aged well for me. I actually prefer Beekeeper. :reject:

I feel the same way. I really liked Posse when it came out and I still like it, but it did depreciate with time for me. Whereas Beekeeper slowly climbed up as the years passed. Mother Revolution, Ribbons Undone, Cars and Guitars are the only songs I skip and luckily they follow one another so I can skip the whole patch, :)

IMO almost nothing on Tori's last three albums really stacks up to the best from her Earthquakes - Venus stuff, but for me she's the kind of artist whose lesser work I can still enjoy. It's probably a vain hope but I really do wish she got more ruthless with her own stuff and edited her albums better.

joyfulgirl 02-23-2009 01:00 AM

Well, I just came rushing in to start a new thread with a big announcement but I've been away all weekend and away from the Internet so looks like it's old news already. Glad I did a search first.

What I was going to say in my new thread was that I'm not sure how much I care anymore after how horrified I was by the last tour, and by how Posse just didn't hold up for me over time though I worked up some enthusiasm over it at the time, but after reading the comments here I can easily get excited again. Like Heartland Girl, I kind of hope she goes dark and crazy again, but in a really good way, in a Choirgirl way, but still just being herself. No more wigs and costumes, please.

Zoots 02-23-2009 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joyfulgirl (Post 5914276)
No more wigs and costumes, please.

Yes!!! And no more tuneless/pointless attempts at being her old wild crazy self. Fat Slut :no:

HeartlandGirl 02-23-2009 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joyfulgirl (Post 5914276)
What I was going to say in my new thread was that I'm not sure how much I care anymore after how horrified I was by the last tour, and by how Posse just didn't hold up for me over time though I worked up some enthusiasm over it at the time, but after reading the comments here I can easily get excited again.

It's about time you showed up in this thread, joyful. :hug: (Did you get the new Antony record yet?)

I didn't go to any shows on the last tour (too apathetic about the record to spend the money), but I got the impression people loved the different doll performances. I'm very curious to hear what you (or anyone else) thought about the shows. What were they like? What was horrifying about them, especially compared to the other tours (some of which I've been to)?

joyfulgirl 02-23-2009 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeartlandGirl (Post 5918817)
It's about time you showed up in this thread, joyful. :hug: (Did you get the new Antony record yet?)

I didn't go to any shows on the last tour (too apathetic about the record to spend the money), but I got the impression people loved the different doll performances. I'm very curious to hear what you (or anyone else) thought about the shows. What were they like? What was horrifying about them, especially compared to the other tours (some of which I've been to)?

I didn't get the new Antony record yet - I was traveling for a few days and haven't had a chance yet but I'll pick it up soon.

'Horrifying' is an exaggeration but I just didn't connect with the doll thing at all. I didn't like the energy she was putting out at the show. My friend and I kind of felt embarrassed for her, like it was a big mid-life crisis gone bad, like she had become a caricature of herself. Other friends at the same show, however, were seeing her for the first time and they LOVED it and became fans because of the show whereas they only went because we were going.

But for us, we left with no real memorable moments. We tried to be enthusiastic but as time went on I think it became worse in my head than perhaps it actually was at the time. I think I had good things to say about it in here immediately afterward but all I can say now is I don't even remember one highlight, and I have not listened to Posse since. :reject:

Saracene 02-24-2009 05:26 AM

I saw Tori twice on the Posse tour and loved it. I didn't think that the dolls concept really came through either live or on the record, but I enjoyed the performances and costumes nonetheless.

gump 02-24-2009 06:36 AM

This is great news. Here's hoping for a tour soon. She was so energetic on the Posse tour....

cruzila 02-24-2009 07:31 AM

Tori :heart: :yippie:

Screwtape2 02-24-2009 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HeartlandGirl (Post 5918817)
I didn't go to any shows on the last tour (too apathetic about the record to spend the money), but I got the impression people loved the different doll performances. I'm very curious to hear what you (or anyone else) thought about the shows. What were they like? What was horrifying about them, especially compared to the other tours (some of which I've been to)?

I only saw one show on the tour and we got Santa. While Tori and the band sounded amazing through the whole thing, the highlight of the show was the first half with a doll. Only doing half the show (well, less if you add the encores) as the doll took away from the potential of the tour. From the shows I've heard and the videos, it seemed like Tori should have stuck with just Pip and Santa because they had the most personality. They were like Tori's Fly and MacPhisto. The tour had the potential to be her best but I don't think the execution was as good as it could have been. I don't know if anyone here agrees with that.

bono_man2002 03-12-2009 06:00 AM

The tracklisting for ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN is as follows:

Give
Welcome to England
Strong Black Vine
Flavor
Not Dying Today
Maybe California
Curtain Call
Fire to Your Plain
Police Me
That Guy
Abnormally Attracted to Sin
500 Miles
Mary Jane
Starling
Fast Horse
Ophelia
Lady in Blue

FitzChivalry 03-12-2009 02:19 PM

:|

I was hoping for a short album, those are my favorites of hers (only about 10 - 12 songs): Little Earthquakes, Under The Pink, From The Choirgirl Hotel, To Venus And Back (Disc 1).

I think she gets diluted when she crams a zillion songs onto her albums.

:shrug: Well, hopefully it'll be a better long album like Boys For Pele, and less like the last 3.

joyfulgirl 03-12-2009 02:23 PM

She can't seem to help herself, lol.

bono_man2002 03-12-2009 06:10 PM

The album cover is up on her website, I believe.

Auhiz 03-13-2009 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FitzChivalry (Post 5992651)
:|

I was hoping for a short album, those are my favorites of hers (only about 10 - 12 songs): Little Earthquakes, Under The Pink, From The Choirgirl Hotel, To Venus And Back (Disc 1).

I think she gets diluted when she crams a zillion songs onto her albums.

Yeah.

If Posse had only half the songs, the best ones, it'd still be a weak album though. This next one will be try before buy, for me..

The tour on the other hand will be a must. :) Maybe Tori is oblivious to the fan disappointment in the albums because no matter what her reception on tour will always be overwhelmingly positive. A case of the emperor's new clothes (and wig).. :p

Saracene 03-13-2009 08:21 PM

17 tracks... bummer. Obviously Tori is still loathe to press the 'delete' button. Wouldn't matter if the material was strong throughout but on the evidence of the last three albums I'm not betting on it.

Screwtape2 03-13-2009 10:21 PM

In defense of Tori and the last album, I think a little tracklist alteration would have made it more liked. For instance, if all the songs from each doll were together on the album it would probably be more even and better liked. :up:

joyfulgirl 03-13-2009 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saracene (Post 5997225)
17 tracks... bummer. Obviously Tori is still loathe to press the 'delete' button. Wouldn't matter if the material was strong throughout but on the evidence of the last three albums I'm not betting on it.

I thought Scarlet's Walk was strong throughout. There are a couple of songs I wasn't crazy about at first, but I rarely actually skip anything - occasionally Don't Make Me Go to Vegas. But I think it's quite cohesive as a record. Can't say the same for Beekeeper and Posse, and I agree both could have benefited from some editing.

Saracene 03-13-2009 10:37 PM

Scarlet's Walk is my least favourite Tori album. I adore I Can't See New York, Pancake, Amber Waves and I like A Sorta Fairytale, Don't Make Me Come to Vegas and Mrs. Jesus. The rest I don't care for at all. Too limp and wishy-washy.

HeartlandGirl 03-15-2009 09:56 PM

I'm not sure why, but I've got great hope for this record, despite its long tracklisting. My two favorite albums, Pele and Scarlet, both have lots of songs too. I'm not giving up on this record yet, despite my apathy toward the vast majority of Posse and many songs on Beekeeper.

On an unrelated note, I think we should all make predictions as to what our favorite song on the new album will be, based on title alone. What a pointless exercise, but it might be fun and make for a new way of listening when the album comes out, especially for those of us who've been Tori fans for a long time.

I'm going to look at the tracks again and give it some thought, if anyone wants to join me...

:coocoo:

:D

Screwtape2 03-19-2009 11:37 AM

An incomplete Fire To Your Plain from the new album.

YouTube - Tori Amos - Fire To Your Plain

A complete Welcome To England from the new album.

YouTube - Tori Amos - Welcome To England

I really like what I'm hearing. :drool:

FitzChivalry 03-19-2009 02:18 PM

:up:

I'm really like those 2 songs too. Dammit, ScrewT . . . now you went and got my hopes up! :mad:

Screwtape2 03-19-2009 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FitzChivalry (Post 6014406)
:up:

I'm really like those 2 songs too. Dammit, ScrewT . . . now you went and got my hopes up! :mad:

:lol: Sorry! :wink:

joyfulgirl 03-20-2009 09:14 AM

They disappeared before I could see them. :sad:

Does anyone have an mp3?

joyfulgirl 03-20-2009 11:06 AM

Tori Amos - Undented: Listen to 500 Miles

joyfulgirl 03-20-2009 11:07 AM

Tori Amos - Undented: SXSW: Mary Jane

joyfulgirl 03-20-2009 11:10 AM

Tori Amos - Undented: Austin, TX

bono_man2002 03-24-2009 08:52 PM

Leakage :drool:

I still haven't heard anything, anyone got any mp3s?

bono_man2002 03-25-2009 05:51 PM

Google Blog Search Is My Friend....

Welcome To Ennnnnnnnnnglannndd :love:

bono_man2002 04-14-2009 02:07 AM

Ticketmaster has a list of cities in the US tori is going to play ....no dates yet, (There's a date in Seattle for July?).....But I'm really hoping she tours in september.....


Tori Amos will perform in the following cities:
Seattle, WA
Portland, OR
Oakland, CA
San Diego, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix, CA
Denver, CO
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Atlanta, GA
Washington D.C.
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Indianapolis, IN
Detroit, MI
New York, NY
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA

joyfulgirl 04-14-2009 12:12 PM

:uhoh:

dreadful
YouTube - Tori Amos - Welcome To England: Album Version

FitzChivalry 04-14-2009 05:01 PM

Is she supposed to look ill, like she's knocking on death's door, for most of the video???


Song is ok. I remember liking it more when I heard the leaked version a few months back. Sounds different now, more slowed down, mid-tempo. Figures, since I really liked the earlier version.

joyfulgirl 04-14-2009 05:10 PM

She really looks awful. Plus I'm just sick of Tori playing dress-up and posing for the camera. I used to be amused by her ego, now it's just boring and annoying.

The song is meh on first listen but I haven't really given it a chance yet and her songs tend to be growers. But I admit I have low expectations for the record. :sad:

bono_man2002 04-14-2009 09:46 PM

Boring and annoying aside. I still like Welcome To England...and from what I heard from others, most of the clips on iTunes are good.

Screwtape2 04-14-2009 10:08 PM

Yeah, in terms of the video, dreadful is the right word. I like the song but the video is boring and slightly disturbing for the "is she supposed to look ill" aspect that Fitz mentioned. I sort of wish she'd go back to just playing behind the piano. I hate the express of back to basics but that's probably the direction she should go in...I'm still looking forward to the album though. :wink:


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