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Thursday, October 4 2012

On Tori’s Past -- and Next: 20 Years Surviving the Music Industry

Tori Amos has always worked to create music that fits her own instinctive sense of what popular music should sound like. And via the brain of a piano prodigy with the compositional impulses of Bach, the rock sensibilities of Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury, the confessional courage of Joni Mitchell and Rickie Lee Jones, and the tinkering tendencies of Thom Yorke and, yes, Kate Bush.


Wednesday, October 3 2012

The Tori Amos Canon - Part 4: Companions

The next best thing to listening to a Tori album? Listening to live Tori. And watching Tori. And reading about Tori. And, well, you get the picture. PopMatters give you a rundown of some of Amos’ must-have audio, visual, and literary supplements.


Wednesday, October 3 2012

The Top 10 Tori Amos YouTube Moments

Tori Amos has had a career full of buzz-worthy moments. Thanks to the miracle of YouTube, PopMatters brings you 10 of the most memorable ones out there. These clips prove three things: #1 Tori is hilarious, #2 You should never piss her off, and #3 she knows how to perfectly capture a zeitgeist moment and savor it.


Tuesday, October 2 2012

'Gold Dust': The Tori Amos Interview

Tori spoke with PopMatters in September about the impetus behind her newest project, the orchestral retrospective Gold Dust, which features new arrangements and vocals for some of her most enduring songs, as well as some more surprising additions.


Tuesday, October 2 2012

The Tori Amos Canon - Part 3: Collections

Today we explore Tori-as-curator and look at the various collections she has released. From box set rarities, to re-conditioned favorites, to a seasonal album, Tori’s penchant for constantly re-working and re-imagining her music leads listeners far beyond typical “Greatest Hits” offerings.


Columns

Thursday, May 21 2009

Abnormally Attracted to Sin: Tori Amos Talks with PopMatters

On the eve of the release of her tenth album, Amos chatted about collaborating with rock Gods and Goddesses, how bootlegs could potentially cause divorce, and why a gal sometimes just needs a good wig to add an extra element of surprise to both her marriage and her live show.


Reviews

Sunday, October 7 2012

Tori Amos: Gold Dust

Tori celebrates 20 years in the business with a fairly lacklustre reworking of old and new favourites recorded with the Metropole Orchestra


Monday, September 19 2011

Tori Amos: Night of Hunters

Night of Hunters contains moments of gripping drama, undeniable poignancy, and iridescent beauty.


Monday, November 9 2009

Tori Amos: Midwinter Graces

Imagine the surprise to find that a holiday album is Amos' best work in years.


Thursday, September 17 2009

Tori Amos: 13 August 2009 - New York

Who better to review Tori Amos’ latest live show than a “crazy” Tori fan? Resident Toriphile Mazur sees Amos again, examines the fan culture he has been a part of for years, and hangs with the artist pre-show in the Rockette’s dressing room.


Tuesday, May 19 2009

Tori Amos: Abnormally Attracted to Sin

You might be surprised, the way a little sin can pull you back in.


Blogs

Friday, October 5 2012

Tori Amos - "Precious Things" (theme and variations)

The three performances featured below serve as striking evidence that Amos nurtures rather than neglects her songs as they age, each successive performance expanding on the mythology and narrative of the world she’s created.


Monday, October 1 2012

The Top Tori Amos Covers

Tori Amos is as known for her soulful covers as she is her original material, tapping into the essence of another artist’s words with as much -- and sometimes even more -- respect and authority as its creator. PopMatters offers a small sampling of some of her most compelling reinterpretations.


Monday, October 1 2012

Tori Amos - "Cruel" (video collection)

The videos below illustrate the versatility of the song “Cruel”, which first appeared on from the choirgirl hotel (1998).


Wednesday, September 19 2012

Coming Soon! PopMatters Performer Spotlight: Tori Amos

We will explore Amos' prolific career with a patented Spotlight series coming very soon to PopMatters.


Thursday, August 25 2011

The 10 Best Tori Amos Songs of All Time

On the eve of her 12th studio album Night of Hunters, we take a trip through her Amos' catalogue to discern her 10 best tracks. To like Tori is to LOVE Tori -- even if you hate what she’s become.


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