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Strange Little Girls

Tori Amos Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (389 customer reviews)
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1. New Age
2. 97' Bonnie & Clyde
3. Strange Little Girl
4. Enjoy The Silence
5. I'm Not In Love
6. Rattlesnakes
7. Time
8. Heart Of Gold
9. I Don't Like Mondays
10. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
11. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
12. Real Men

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Tori Amos's Strange Little Girls is a departure as she takes 12 songs written by men about women and delivers them from the female perspective. "Words are like guns" she says, "a person has to take responsibility for their words." So she turns Eminem's "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" into a song of dark misogyny, and reinterprets the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays" with quiet, melodious keyboards and a reflective voice. Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" has been completely recast as banshee rock, while The Stranglers' "Strange Little Girl" has a new post-punk power. Sometimes Amos's own compositions have a tendency to ramble, but these four-minute nuggets have concentrated her skills wonderfully. It's an ambitious record, but one that works. --Lucy O'Brien

Please note that there are four different covers of this album. You will be sent one at random when you purchase it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't surprised. April 1 2002
By Lauren
Format:Audio CD
Me, being a Tori Amos fan for a little while, I had to buy this CD. Infact, tonight I bought it. I wasn't surprised with how good it was.
New Age: not a bad song, cool beats, but not a very catchy song. not typical Tori Amos..**(out of 5)
'97 Bonnie & Clyde: A great version of Eminem's. It makes you actually listen to the harsh lyrics. Great. ****
Strange Little Girl: Very catchy beginning. Sounds similar to the original version, but a nice change with Tori's soft voice.****
Enjoy the Silence: My third fave. song on the CD. Tori's voice is piercing. It's great. The piano is soft, but keeps your attention. *****
I'm not in Love: A bit hard to get into at the beginning, but once you do, it's good.The intro is slow,but Tori's voice makes up for it. ***
Rattlesnakes: A nice song, I love the lyrics, very catchy and soft. ****
Time:I can never really get into this song, but Tori's voice is nice to listen to.The chorus is beautiful though! ***1/2
Heart of Gold: Cool beats! Hard to get into. Tori's voice is faded. ***
I Don't Like Mondays: Not what I expected to hear, but not bad.***
Happiness is a Warm Gun: Interesting start, not too bad song. ***
Raining Blood: MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE ENTIRE CD! *****lyrics! Tori stings them with feeling. Love it.
Real Men: Another great song. My 2nd fave. Nice piano. *****
All the CD is great, and worth buying!! :D
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still Tori July 16 2004
By Laura
Format:Audio CD
After hearing the beautiful cover album 'Girl Versions' by Emm Gryner, a music executive approached Tori with the same idea. I think it was a great decision Tori made by making one. Some of these songs are really excellent like the spell binding 'Enjoy The Silence' and the beautiful 'Time' but I don't see what the hype is about ''97 Bonnie & Clyde' for yes, it is sad and truthful but it's not good. It's the worst song on the album, it's all talking, maybe if Tori sang it, it would be better and maybe even more tragic but I always skip this one for it can get annoying at times.
The title track 'Strange Little Girl' is a great cover, a little different than Tori's main focus (the piano) but it steps it up and shows fans that Tori can have a really great song without having it completely piano driven. And I don't understand why some people dislike 'I'm Not In Love', it's a little different sort of atmosphere but it's hauntingly beautiful. I also really enjoyed 'Raining Blood', 'Rattlesnakes' and 'New Age'. This is definitely a must for any Tori fan, I think that some Tori fans were disappointed because it's not completely original but open your ears and mind with this album and you'll find a lot more than you bargained for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant & Groundbreaking As Usual. June 22 2004
By Anthony
Format:Audio CD
Okay, let's get one thing straight. Tori Amos is a genius. stated simply. & not only is she a genius, she's insane, & that my friends, is a force to be reckoned with. Strange Little Girls is a coming-of-age barrage of breath-taking covers by an artist that can never fail. I find it odd how some Tori fans were suprised when she decided to do an albam of just covers, when they should actually be suprised that it took her so long to do a cover albam. If you ever go to a Tori concert, a good majority of the songs are going to be covers & b-sides. & this has widely been embraced at her shows. Which is why I'm shocked that fans would be so unappreciative of this masterpiece. In true Tori fashion, she does everything that you would never expect her to do. Such as her unbelievable, & may i add gutsy, covers of slayers "Raining Blood" & eminems "97' Bonnie & Clyde"
Any other artist would have masacured these two songs beyond belief, but Tori, like she always does, makes it work & brings out the beauty in even the most morbid of lyrics.
Other covers such as "New Age", "Stange Little Girl", "Time", "Real Men", "I Don't Like Mondays", & Rattelsnakes" are in the same vein as absoulutly breakingingly amazing.
I found that a lot of fans had a hard time with songs such as her covers of "Happiness is a warm gun", "Heart of Gold", I'm Not in Love", & "Enjoy the Silence"
Personally, I love all of these songs, but I guess I could understand how other people might not appreciate them because they completely morph the orginal song. On "Heart of Gold", (orgianlly written & sung by Neil Young) she even changed some lyrics.
Weather you love or hate this albam, you must respect her. Because you can't say she doesn't take risks, & that is clearly what tori has done her entire career.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Strange" A Grab Bag Of Diamonds and Coal June 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
A puree of divinity, mediocrity, and cacophony, "Strange Little Girls" .....Amos's first bonafide cover album...is, in spite of its sometimes abrasive shortcomings, well worth the purchase.
Amos's much lauded take on Eminem's "97 Bonnie & Clyde" is as mesmerizing and stomach churning as it is reputed to be. Additional gems include an exquisite, heartrending version of Tom Waits's "Time" (which, in it's own way, is as good as the original); and a lovely, almost terse piano arrangement of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence." Amos's rendition of Joe Jackson's "Real Men" is, in my opinion, the best track on the album, and considerably better than the original.
Other songs, like "New Age" and "I Don't Like Mondays" are okay, though at the same time one cannot really see the point in Amos's having covered them at all. 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" is, lyrically, one of the best songs about male love and sexuality ever written, but she doesn't do it justice; and the Beatles's "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" and Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold" are outright butchered, spun out flailing and churning in an (again) cacophonous blender. But the rest of the tracks..."Rattlesnakes," "Strange Little Girl," and particularly Slayer's "Raining Blood" are all well done, stamped with Amos's unmistakable originality. Amos's muses may have hysterics sometimes, but she is never far behind a masterpiece; and what she falls short in is more than made up for by what she excels in.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Her Own
Tori Amos' music has never really been quite mainstream, and this album is probably for fans only. While there are some good tracks on this album, very few are memorable. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2004 by Ez
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough concept album, but worth the patience
Despite repeated listenings, Tori's intent has yet to fully gel; this, however, does not detract from the musical prowess displayed. Read more
Published on March 19 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Dont listern to the other reviews, this is a great album, people think that just because Tori covers other peoples songs, that this is not a worthy album. Read more
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by dingleberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilling and hauntingly atmospheric
My first thought, as I listened to Strange Litte Girls the first time, was that this album was the work of a genius. Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2004 by Joan Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Different Shades of a Strange Little Girl
Its not surprising that Tori released a album of covers, due to the various of covers, she does in concerts (like: Love Song, Losing my Religion). Read more
Published on Jan. 31 2004 by Michael Toscano
3.0 out of 5 stars Amos Covers
If you look up the word "unique" in the dictionary of popdom you'll find a picture of Tori Amos, right next to Prince and Grace Jones. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2004 by Nasser Alqatami
2.0 out of 5 stars Concept Album Where The Concepts Falls On Its Face
Albums that consist entirely of covers are automatically cause for scepticism. The aim behind this album was to reconstruct songs written by males in a female perspective: however... Read more
Published on Dec 29 2003 by "baylo"
5.0 out of 5 stars Tori's "StrangeLittleGirls"...
...is a gr8 album that alot of Tori's fans weren't too impressed with but I personally think it a very good piece of work by Tori, she's one of the best artists for creativity and... Read more
Published on Dec 26 2003 by Pete Doherty
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange Little Girls
well the faerie queen has returned. this time she brought some boys along, but they're all wearing dresses as she has created a compilation of sorts of songs originally written... Read more
Published on Nov. 29 2003 by "superball9"
3.0 out of 5 stars Other People's Music
Tori Amos' music has never really been quite mainstream, and this album is probably for fans only. While there are some good tracks on this album, very few are memorable. Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2003 by Ez
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