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  • Summary: Yes, it is a covers album, but with a bit of a twist: all the songs were originally written and performed by men, and Amos has reinterpreted them from a woman's standpoint. This eclectic collection (12 tracks in all) includes versions of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence," Eminem's "97'Yes, it is a covers album, but with a bit of a twist: all the songs were originally written and performed by men, and Amos has reinterpreted them from a woman's standpoint. This eclectic collection (12 tracks in all) includes versions of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy The Silence," Eminem's "97' Bonnie and Clyde," 10cc's "I'm Not In Love," Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold," Slayer's "Raining Blood," and the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays." Expand

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Strange Little Girl
one day you see a strange little girl look at you one day you see a strange little girl feeling blue she'd run to the town one day leaving home and... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. She is at the top of her game, and hits it out of the park both concept-wise and musically.
  3. Mojo
    80
    The power and import of the record is undeniable. [Oct 2001, p.112]
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    A rare good covers album--creating successful reinterpretations while piquing curiosity for the originals. [Nov 2001, p.74]
  5. ''Girls'' is largely a success, even if most cuts sound traditionally Tori.
  6. 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.
  7. As a concept album, Strange Little Girls fails. As a collection of cover tunes, it infuriates and nauseates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don’t know why people hate this album. it's inoffensive but quietly great Expand
  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.......................................................................... Expand
  3. Taylor
    May 17, 2006
    9
    I think that I'm a bit biased because I'm a Tori Amos fan and I think most all of her music is great. It definitley doesnt beat I think that I'm a bit biased because I'm a Tori Amos fan and I think most all of her music is great. It definitley doesnt beat Little Earthquakes, but I think the idea behind it is pretty ingenious. Since she is such a feminist I think that this album was something she needed to do and she did it acceptionally well. The only songs on the album I had problems with were songs I didnt like the original versions to. So I guess if the song was bad in the first place I wouldnt expect to like it even if my idol was singing it. They're all ok songs and I especially enjoyed "Time", "Strange Little Girls", "Happiness is a Warm Gun", and "Enjoy the Silence". If you liked some of these songs you might try out "Smells like teen spirit" on her album "Crucify-EP". She does an amazing version of it that's definitley worth listening to. Expand
  4. Christian
    Jan 28, 2004
    8
    Tori's worst album, but better than other cover records. Listen to it a few more times and you will discover depth in a seemingly Tori's worst album, but better than other cover records. Listen to it a few more times and you will discover depth in a seemingly shallow record. Just listen to what she does to Heart of Gold. Beautiful! Expand
  5. 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 Expand
  6. Moppithm
    Jan 4, 2004
    1
    The albums not bad.... if you are totally oblivious as to where the music comes from. a man's point of view?, beautiful creations? im The albums not bad.... if you are totally oblivious as to where the music comes from. a man's point of view?, beautiful creations? im sorry i didnt realise that a song that has lyrics which basically involve the sky is bleeding and how one will "reign in blood" (slayer - Raining blood) this is not a mans point of view, and really i dont know what she was thinking, these are not beautiful lyrics, they may be good but they are not beautiful! anyone who thinks diffirent has not actually listened to the lyrics or they have something wrong in their head, tori certaintly did at the point of choosing these songs. Expand
  7. KevinS.
    Jan 13, 2002
    0
    A lesson for both lovers and haters of this egocentric performer: do not mistaken presence for art.

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