Abnormally Attracted To Sin
Tori Amos Pretty Good Year:
I've never given Tori Amos justice on this blog because my relationship to her music became more complicated at about the same time I started the blog. To say that I was obsessed with her at certain points is mild. Especially from 1992 to about 2002.This morning I finally succumbed to one of those Facebook15 albums thingies, but mine was 50 albums (15? please!) and included Tori's Under The Pink, a perfect perfect record.
Above is a video for one of its best songs. How beautiful she was then. Still is, but that video is a moment of youth. And although we thought her music was heavily reminiscent of Kate Bush at that time, she is a complete original. I wish someone would come along with a combination talent (Tori's veers toward genius), beauty, quirkiness and fierceness. She is a major advocate for many she views as disenfranchised and I don't see that too much in pop music today, at least not in younger artists.