Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fiona Apple Is Awesome

I have admired Fiona Apple ever since her unapologetic speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997 where she harshly criticized the deification of artists, and in turn the media outlets that popularize doing so. Being known for this primarily, it can be easily forgotten how terrific her music is. Personally, no album does it for me like When the Pawn..., I think she's really on the top of her game on every song there. What I like about Fiona best is that rather than set out to write songs, she waits until they come, which means that breaks between her albums can be very long. We had to wait 8 years for Extraordinary Machine, and I'll be very sad if we have to wait that long again for more new material. These last two tracks are from When the Pawn..., the former being a bonus track, but a beautiful one nevertheless.

Fiona Apple - Across the Universe (Beatles Cover)
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Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
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Fiona Apple's Myspace


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