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Tori's Strange Little Girls album was reviewed by the E! Online web site around the time it was released in the U.S. on September 18, 2001. Thanks to Susan for telling me. You can read the review below.

Tori Amos
Strange Little Girlsİ

our grade: B-
Artist / Band:İİTori Amos
Record Label:İİAtlantic Records
Release Date:İİSeptember 18, 2001

Tori Amos bakes a dozen alpha-male-penned tunes with some sugar, spice and stuff that's not so nice. These revisionist versions of tunes as varied as Slayer's "Raining Blood," "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc and Eminem's wife-butchering ballad " '97 Bonnie & Clyde" are dark, layered, deliberate, piano-laden, thought-provoking and entirely Tori. And they prove how much a lyric's meaning can shift when tone, tempo or orchestration are even slightly altered, as she adds a lullaby quality to the Boomtown Rats' pop classic "I Don't Like Mondays" and makes Joe Jackson's "Real Men" her own. 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.

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