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.