Give Fiona Apple’s Fourth Album, “The Idler Wheel…,” a First Listen

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

The ever-amazing Fiona Apple does it again!

The ever-amazing Fiona Apple does it again!

First Listen: Fiona Apple’s “The Idler Wheel…”:
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/10/154422085/first-listen-fiona-apple-the-idler-wheel

Emotions are so darn beautiful — that’s the message of music, much of the time. The giggling lilt of a melody, the ennobling swell of a crescendo: Popular songs, especially, often enhance our moods to lift us up, unbreak our hearts, drive us toward liberating confessions and cathartic climaxes. Courting the sublime so aggressively that it often gets ridiculous, pop music encourages listeners to imagine feeling in ways that make us bigger, better.

Fiona Apple‘s music does something different. A classically lovely woman whose gorgeous, sultry alto once led her toward alt-divadom, Apple has always dared herself to be and do something else: to say no to simple beauty and instead express the urges and insecurities that more accommodating artists tend to avoid.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Preview Fiona Apple‘s new album before pre-ordering it on Amazon.com!

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