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Sunday, May 11 2014

Don't Call It a Comeback: Tori Amos on Her Elegant 'Unrepentant Geraldines'

In a year when '90s staples like Beck and Neneh Cherry are delivering records of substance, Amos is delivering yet another quiet storm. But is it in fact the "comeback" some want to make it?


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.


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, August 17 2014

Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines Tour - 14 August 2014

Tori Amos's recent performance at New York City's Beacon Theatre was simply spellbinding and quite possibly one of the best concerts in recent memory.


Thursday, May 15 2014

Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (take 2)

It wouldn’t be a Tori Amos album without some patriarchal ass whooping and she more than delivers here.


Thursday, May 8 2014

Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (take 1)

Tori Amos returns with a mature and assured collection of tunes that may just be her best in more than a decade.


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.


Blogs

Tuesday, July 29 2014

Glory of the '80s: Tori Amos Premieres Y Kant Tori Read Rarities on Her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour

Never-played, requested for years, Amos shocked a Denver audience by debuting “Pirates” following a hilariously-costumed plea from fans.


Wednesday, June 25 2014

Tori Amos As a Jukebox: The 10 Songs Amos Should Cover

We've selected the top ten covers Tori Amos should consider performing on the US Leg of her Unrepentant Geraldines tour.


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).


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