Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recommendation: Fiona Apple - When The Pawn... (1999)

There are those albums that are simply a gorgeous collection of songs. Those can be, of course, more than just a collection of songs, as they can be related, connected, forming a theme and what not. But as a listening experience, those releases provide a sublime musical event.

One such album is Fiona Apple's 1999 release When The Pawn...

Her two other albums as solid and very good releases as well, but I"ll focus on this one in this post.
What's the magic in her music? I can say, her deep comforting voice, the grooviness of some songs and the sorrowful bitterness of others, the relatively minimalist nature of her songs or rather the ability to create a sound that's more than the sum of its parts, the ambiance from some songs that evokes a simpler time, a personal place, a distant yet familiar place. This is an album that envelops you with its warm fuzzy sound, with its beautiful captivating tunes, with its melancholic, bitter and sarcastic lyrics. A great listen on a cold wintry day at home. 


Fast As You Can:

To Your Love:

Paper Bag:

Get Gone:

I Know:

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