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Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009, 11:56 pm
well colour me shocked

tori amos new album with the ATROCIOUS cover, midwinter graces, is GOOD.

no, i mean it.


it's a christmas album with both some originals and some reworked standards, and it's quite lovely. strings, bösendorfer, harpsichord, old school tori-feel. her voice is good, there are loads of interesting styles and good rhythms, and it's not the least bit dull.

again, shocked.

go tori. :o

i'm actually going to buy it on an actual cd.

despite the horrible cover.



(seriously! several songs are REALLY good, as in i get an excited vibe like, oh, 10 years ago. crazy.)

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)

yeah, i was shocked to like it, too. and i haven't liked much of what she's put out in the past, oh, 7 or 8 years. her voice sounds beautiful.

(but the cover. oh dear....)

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)

oh man, the cover. SIGH. but the album is really flowing nicely. the production feels 90s tori, and there's so much pretty piano. and tash on a song. :o very surprised. fits the season.

haha, still sitting here all surprised. winter's carol is kinda under the pink? wow.

i wasn't expecting the album to have this much energy...

Fri, Dec. 4th, 2009 05:11 am (UTC)

I remember you posting a feliz navidad clip a few years back and I can't remember if you were singing on it or not.. hehe

Fri, Dec. 4th, 2009 09:49 am (UTC)
somabish: oh man, i totally did!

i didn't sing, but i think i recorded a spoken merry christmas message and laced it with mr jose feliciano himself!... aaaaaand that launched it in my brain. office christmas party in a few hours. i'll be singing feliz navidad for the rest of the day now. thanks. ;)

Fri, Dec. 4th, 2009 10:30 am (UTC)

i particularly love the carol: coventry and candle (or whatever it's called) song. that's her niece singing on there with her and it's just beautiful.

Fri, Dec. 4th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)

yes, very pretty! overall, i really enjoy that the songs have gotten their own little vibes, and the vocals are pretty. well done tori! :o