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Extraordinary Machine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's no When the Pawn

    Generally disappointing. Fiona’s voice is as rich as ever, but that can hardly compensate for the overall weakness of this work. As I listen to this album, I am reminded of the musical shift between Tori Amos’s Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink (or, even more dramatically, Boys for Pele). The early work is cohesive, coherent, and thematic. The latter is idiosyncratic, incoherent, and betrays a predilection for self-indulgence. This is not to say that there are no catchy songs here, for there certainly are. In fact, standing on its own, this might seem a better album, but as a successor to the stupendous When the Pawn, this album falls flat. Those seeking the insightful lyrics and melodic tunes of that album will no doubt be disappointed but perhaps even stunned by the striking changes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Suprised how much I like it.

    I like this CD!! I just bought the CD based on the title song, "Extraordinary Machine". I didn't realize how much I listen to it, until I heard my 7 year old daughter singing "Parting Gift" when she was playing in her bedroom. I didn't have the CD playing. I guess she is a fan too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Well worth the wait!

    The extra effort Ms. Apple put into this album really shows. It is such a delight to listen to. I love the throw-back feel to a lot of the songs. It seems she was/is very influenced by music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. The lyrics are very poetic and so full of feeling, like her previous albums, but she just keeps maturing and it keeps getting better. This one will be in my player for a long time, but I can only hope we won't have to wait another 6 years for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Comeback of 2005!!!!!

    I absolutely adore Fiona Apple. This has to be the best CD of 2005. I listen to it 24/7. Ms. Apple is so intelligent and wonderful. Before I heard "Extraordinary Machine" and "Get Him Back" I didn't know she could hit a high note. It was fantastic!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't Stop Listening To It!

    Every song is a winner! The music style is a little different that some of her older work, but you'll quickly fall in love with the new stuff. The lyrics are just as solid as ever. Fiona's voice, like always, is haunting and captivating. Like the heading says, I can't stop listening to it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still keeping my attention

    I am a big fan of her other two cd's and am delighted to say that this one follows them wonderfully. I am very impressed with her vocals and amazing piano style and would highly recommend this album.

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