Tori Amos - Ocean to Ocean

I was just talking at Christmas with my cousin about how she’s one of those bucket list acts I’m hoping to see soon so lemme hope the new album is amazing and I can score some tickets!
 
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I was just talking at Christmas with my cousin about how she’s one of those bucket list acts I’m hoping to see soon so lemme hope the new album is amazing and I can score some tickets!

well the good news is she always plays a huge variety of older songs, and changes the set nightly aside from a few staples. She’s one of my favorite artists to see live for that reason. You never know what you’ll get.
 
I'm... ready to pick between 2 and 6 good songs as usual but if she wants to surprise me in a 90s way she's more than welcome. I still can't believe she put out Up The Creek in this "phase" of her career and Reindeer King was amazing too.
 
I only really still listen to Bang from the last album. I’ve said it time and time again but I hope there is no Tash anywhere on this.
 
I love Native Invader, but I really hope she brings back a real band for the new album. I'm over the drum machine, Queen.
Yes, both Unrepentant Geraldines and Native Invader suffer from somewhat cheap sounding drum programming. Using midi instruments and drum programming is not a problem per se, hey, Caught A Lite Sneeze has programmed drums and still sounds amazing today! You just have to do it right. I wouldn't mind having Matt Chmaberlain and Jon Evans back, even for a few tracks. Or any set of musicians, really! There is so much potential in her yet and any muscian would kill to work with her for sure but she's determined to keep it in the family, it seems. Anyway, I'm really intrigued to hear new music from her and hoping for the best. Reindeer King is a late-career highlight and proved she can still easily pull at the heartstrings.
 
very "tori amos" record




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I know people have some problems with Native Invader (and so do i) but looking back, i'm proud of her recording an album like that after what she has been through. It still holds up so well. Reindeer King, Up the Creek, Breakaway, Wildwood, Bang, Bats and Climb sit perfectly with old classics in my eyes.

And i have to command the visuals this era. The power that, that photobook has.
 

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