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euro60

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Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« on: June 18, 2012, 10:57:55 PM »

I'm a Fiona fan from the very first hour (now 16 years ago).

Never saw this one coming. I mean, yes I had known the album it was coming since last Fall, and was really excited about it. Now that I've heard it, I must say this is about as radical a departure from previous albums that I've ever heard. The cynic in me would say "Fiona couldn't afford to bring the band". This is mostly Fiona and piano, period. Not a single mildely rocking tune on the album. What a departure. It's not a bad album obviously, but I was not prepared for such a departure from the earlier sound.

Anyone else been listening to it?
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luisterpaul

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 07:28:27 AM »

One listen so far. It was at work on cheap pc speakers, so that probably wasn't a fair listen, but I was unimpressed. Nothing really grabbed me until the end. I'll try again at home where I can give it a proper listen.
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 10:14:46 AM »

I like Fiona Apple okay, and I think this album is alright. 

She's no Lana Del Rey though, that's for sure.

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 09:27:30 AM »

It's not a bad album obviously

Obviously you're not a golfer.

If you're looking to repetitively hear someone have a mental breakdown in front of a microphone, go ahead and keep this album in your collection for eternity. This disjointed trainwreck is about as pleasantly flowing and cohesive as sandpaper underwear.

Purchase. Listen. Delete. Sell. Recover.

That's the five step process when it comes to TIWIWTtDotSaWCWSYMTRWED. Anything more than that and you're only fooling yourself.
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c-lando

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 09:40:04 AM »

I freakin' LOOOOOOOOOOOVE "Hot Knife" but I haven't heard much else from the album. Your reactions are making me sad. But, I'll still check it out on my own.
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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 02:52:29 PM »

I freakin' LOOOOOOOOOOOVE "Hot Knife"
Yes
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c-lando

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 03:53:48 PM »

I didn't hear any songs that I didn't enjoy. When I first played "Daredevil", I ended up repeating it at least 5 times afterward.

"Seek me out....look at me....I'm all the fishes in the sea." Fuck me.

If I'm a fool, Four, I'm your fool.
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euro60

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »

I freakin' LOOOOOOOOOOOVE "Hot Knife".
Best song of the album, by a mile or two.
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Fourthisto

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 09:15:56 AM »

If I'm a fool, Four, I'm your fool.

I guess we just don't see eye to eye on some things. Still best friends forever?  8)

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 06:31:19 PM »

I'm really liking this album. Team C-Lando FTW!
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euro60

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 11:13:05 PM »

I guess we just don't see eye to eye on some things. Still best friends forever?  8)
Anyone who says "still BFF?" is someone you should run away from, as fast as your legs can carry you, I tell ya  ;)

That said, I now have tickets to 3 of Fiona's upcoming shows, including 3rd row in Indy and 6th row at the Aronoff. Life is good.
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c-lando

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 09:01:51 AM »

If I'm a fool, Four, I'm your fool.

I guess we just don't see eye to eye on some things. Still best friends forever?  8)


Forever FOREVER-EVER.
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c-lando

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 09:02:23 AM »

I'm really liking this album. Team C-Lando FTW!
HAHAAHAH. YES! Girls vs. Boys. SUCK IT THROUGH A STRAW, BOYS!!!!
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Chris

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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2012, 09:30:30 PM »

What did we learn today?

If he's then 's a hot knife?
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Re: Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2012, 07:39:12 AM »

Forever FOREVER-EVER.

Forever-ever?
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