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Fiona apple the idler wheel

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Fiona Apple - 2012

In 2012 I said this about The Idler Wheel, "Always pushing herself to the edge. Brilliant production and songwriting. Every artist should strive to connect to their music the way Fiona does. One album every 5+ years is worth it when they are as consistently brilliant as hers are." A year later the album sounds even better. It sinks in more and more what a consistent artist Fiona is, even if she's not the most prolific. Is it better to throw more stuff at the wall to see what sticks, or to only release your best? It wouldn't work so well if her 2 albums a decade pace yielded a dud. Since she has yet to release anything close to a dud, I'll take it.(2005's Extrordinary Machine was probably her worst album, and it's pretty darn strong)

Posted by Tambe



Posted: 01/03/2014

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Tambe ranks this as the
#3 favorite album of 2012