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Tori's Strange Little Girls album was reviewed in the September 18, 2001 edition of the New York Post. The review is on page 63 with Dan Aquilante's weekly reviews. Thanks to Franco Franus for telling me.

Tori Amos
Strange Little Girls
3 1/2 stars

In this dozen-tune collection, Tori Amos takes songs written by men about women and reinterprets them from a female perspective.

For example, Amos explores Eminem's "97' Bonnie & Clyde," a chilling song about a man who is murdering his wife. Amos gives the song personality beyond the beat and makes the listener feel the horror that's not totally apparent in the original.

She also covers Neil Young, Lou Reed, and the Stranglers, to name a few.

Those expecting a typical cover album with renditions completely true to the originals will be disappointed. Although some of the versions are familiar - like Lennon/McCartney's "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" - Amos reconstructs the material to make her points.

Is she successful in exploring how men see women and how they see themselves? Not always, but she hits the mark often enough to make this one of the more important albums of the year.

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