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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|
|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|
STRANGE LITTLE GIRLS, the new studio album from Tori Amos, is an assemblage of songs written by men, but performed by Tori from the perspectives of a diverse cast of female characters. Songs composed by such artists as Neil Young, the Stranglers, Eminem, Depeche Mode, Slayer, Lou Reed, Lennon/McCartney, and others are taken apart and put back together darkly, gently, and in an uncompromising fashion. In crafting the new album, Amos wanted to talk about men - how men see women, how men see themselves, and how the view changes depending on where you're standing. So Tori turned to the words of men themselves to do it. "I've always found it fascinating how men say things and women hear them," the songwriter says.
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.
Tori Amos' covers are usually extremely interesting (amongst others, Thank You, from Led Zeppelin, on the Crucify EP, is as beautiful as it could be, and her rendition of Total... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Philippe M.
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 morePublished on Sept. 25 2004 by Ez
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 morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by dingleberry
My first thought, as I listened to Strange Litte Girls the first time, was that this album was the work of a genius. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by Joan Crawford
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 morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Michael Toscano
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 morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by Nasser Alqatami
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 morePublished on Dec 29 2003
...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 morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by Pete Doherty