The Independent
December 14, 2001

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Danny.Weddup tells me that Tori's album "Strange Little Girls" made the Best of 2001 List in the U.K. newspaper the Independent. This was shown in the December 14, 2001 edition of the publication. Here is what the paper said about Tori's album:

Tori Amos, Strange Little Girls, (eastwest)

At a time when we're unlucky enough to have lame brains such as So Solid Crew polluting our charts (so a 15-year-old won't have sex with you; so naturally you break her jaw), it's good to know there's an antidote out there. On Strange Little Girls, Tori Amos takes a variety of boys for a walk on the wild side to see how they like it; which is not very much, going by Eminem's fan website. Amos does the job by picking a selection of male-penned ditties, reinterpreting them in a most revealing way. First she sticks it to the aforementioned Marshall Mathers with an incendiary take on "97 Bonnie & Clyde", telling it from the viewpoint of the murdered wife reaching a ghostly hand to her tiny daughter. Then she gives us 10cc's "I'm Not In Love", all icy emotional denial. On the other hand, Lloyd Cole comes out smelling of roses, his "Rattlesnakes" a lyrical beauty; Depeche Mode emerge as victors, too, "Enjoy the Silence" is revealed as charged and unbelievably huge-hearted. All delivered in Amos's lush soprano. Yep, it's the right stuff.

Glyn Brown

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