A Little slow reviewing this – having been out for a month or two. But I have found that Tori’s later albums take a lot longer to digest as her lyrics tend towards the obscure. Although the subject of the opening song on latest album American Girl Posse leaves little space for misunderstanding as criticism of George Bush.
The album’s song fluctuate from style to style as it delivers songs from different members of the ‘posse’ which it does with a fair degree of success. It seems that its each of the songs intros provide the clearest indication of which character is performing.
Unlike earlier albums the presence of the drums and guitar are a lot more noticeable giving album a more driven feel overall where as earlier albums the other instrumentation tended to be lower in the mix giving space the vocals and piano.
Overall not a bad album, but not Tori Amos at her best. But still distinctive and a cut above other the other ‘kookie’ female singer/songwriters.