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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 94 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 77 out of 94
  2. Negative: 4 out of 94

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  1. Apr 19, 2014
    6
    I find this album slightly tedious. It's better than Beekeeper, A LITTLE, maybe.... but some of these songs are just embarrassing. Not even cute. What is going on with her sometimes? lol Flavor, Curtain Call, and Fast Horse are brilliant songs. There are always at least a handful with Amos. This is only her second mediocre record.
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    6
    It is difficult to digest and understand the songs. The first time I heard it I said "Tori is no longer the same", however was enough play 20 times and you're done! I want to hear live. That is how feature "500 miles", "Fast horse" and "Starling" (which reminds a lot the album "From the choirgirl hotel").
  3. heatherk
    Oct 14, 2009
    6
    I listened to this album over a 2 days span which I think helped. It could have been shorter cutting a few songs in the middle that went on and on, making this a much better album overall. I loved mary jane (who doesnt?). This might be one you have to listen to a few times to really appreciate.
  4. MuzS
    Jul 27, 2009
    5
    I've been a fan of Tori since I heard "Winter" and Little Earthquakes was released. Sadly I feel this album, as well as her previous, lack the emotion of her previous albums. I agree this album is too long, the material is not strong enough to warrant 17 tracks. Albums of similar length (The Beekeeper, Scarlet's Walk) worked because the songs were much more interesting musically I've been a fan of Tori since I heard "Winter" and Little Earthquakes was released. Sadly I feel this album, as well as her previous, lack the emotion of her previous albums. I agree this album is too long, the material is not strong enough to warrant 17 tracks. Albums of similar length (The Beekeeper, Scarlet's Walk) worked because the songs were much more interesting musically and flowed better as an album. It just doesn't happen here, after a few songs I found my mind wondering to other things, I could hear it, but I wasn't listening. I like the first two tracks, but overall, it's a yawn. It's too safe. Perhaps Tori should employ the services of a good producer, rather than self produce next time round? Expand
  5. AndrewC
    Jun 20, 2009
    5
    Too much. She needs to learn to edit herself. Sad that some of the best songs she's ever written (Fast Horse, Give, and the title track) and bunched together with the worst songs she ever written (500 Miles, Not Dying Today, Fire to Your Plain). No longer the voice of a strong and eccentric woman, now the tired oddly pronounced sound of an old mother that leaves one wishing she were Too much. She needs to learn to edit herself. Sad that some of the best songs she's ever written (Fast Horse, Give, and the title track) and bunched together with the worst songs she ever written (500 Miles, Not Dying Today, Fire to Your Plain). No longer the voice of a strong and eccentric woman, now the tired oddly pronounced sound of an old mother that leaves one wishing she were 15 years younger and half as bold. Expand
  6. RobbieC
    Jun 14, 2009
    5
    Totally mediocre. Some songs are great, classic Tori. Some songs are mediocre and other songs are AWFUL (Not Dying Today, 500 Miles). Therefore, it all balances out to a very mediocre offering. Still not as mediocre as 2005's The Beekeeper, but not as much fun as Doll Posse and not as penetrating as Scarlet's Walk or anything that came before.
  7. StuartF
    May 29, 2009
    4
    The number of tracks doesn't bother me, Boys for Pele is huge, but all the tracks are original and great. She used to be the queen, but I was listening to both "Bat for Lashes" albums today and they leave Tori for dead. She's no longer relevant or original. Her greatest work was created out of her pain and suffering, as happy as I am that she is happy now, her music is left hollow!
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Occasionally vague, sometimes incohesive and a little self-indulgent it may be, but ultimately Abnormally Attracted to Sin is an abnormally attractive piece of work, and another fine example of the shining talent that is Tori Amos.
  2. Sometimes her brains get a little too big for her Bible. But when she's banging on her piano over layers of lush electronics, she's got the rapture part down.
  3. Abnormally Attracted To Sin turns out to be a collection of tracks that simply doesn't work as a whole because it can't properly be listened to in one go. Pity, for somewhere in amongst it all Tori proves that she's still capable of producing a storming album.