• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2001
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. "Strange Little Girls" is not a pretty album, but that's the point: the ugliness of male-female relations, which she exposes bit by bit with each cover, is a fact that is--in both pop music and pop culture--all too often ignored.
  2. How deliciously perverse, and how very, very her.
  3. She is at the top of her game, and hits it out of the park both concept-wise and musically.
  4. Surprisingly, Strange Little Girls is a street project -- daring, visceral and engaging, even when it's not fully successful.
  5. 70
    For all her concern with the power of language, she seems to forget that in music, that language loses strength exponentially with each layer of music added.
  6. She attacks the possibilities in Strange Little Girls with a grip and grit often missing from her other solo work, and her handful of bull's-eyes easily justifies her audacity.
  7. Strange Little Girls won't resolve the perpetual nutjob/goddess debate swirling around Amos; there's plenty of evidence on hand for either point of view.
  8. ''Girls'' is largely a success, even if most cuts sound traditionally Tori.
  9. But by not lyrically responding to the originals--like Liz Phair did for Exile in Guyville, for instance--Tori stops short of high concept and more than once slips from being revolutionary to simply pretentious.
  10. Neither a straight feminist critique nor a tribute album, Strange Little Girls is rather a nuanced exploration of the dualities of love and aggression.
  11. Alternative Press
    70
    A rare good covers album--creating successful reinterpretations while piquing curiosity for the originals. [Nov 2001, p.74]
  12. Blender
    80
    Girls isn't as pop-friendly as 1998's From The Choirgirl Hotel, but Amos's take on Depeche Mode's starkly beautiful "Enjoy The Silence" is irresistible. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.120]
  13. Mojo
    80
    The power and import of the record is undeniable. [Oct 2001, p.112]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 79
  2. Negative: 8 out of 79
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    10
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  2. Dec 7, 2017
    10
    hinario subestimado, o povo pisa pq é um album de covers mas é um albumhinario subestimado, o povo pisa pq é um album de covers mas é um album otimo.......................................................................... Full Review »
  3. Jun 22, 2016
    6
    Though not little, it is a strange and experimental effort by Tori Amos that does offer some winning reinventions of classic songs, howeverThough not little, it is a strange and experimental effort by Tori Amos that does offer some winning reinventions of classic songs, however strong losers. Download: Rattlesnakes, ’97 Bonne & Clyde Full Review »