Album Discussion Alternative Audio Podcast Rock 

Dig Me Out Podcast – #383: From The Choirgirl Hotel by Tori Amos

By 1998 Tori Amos was already established an artist who balanced both commercial success and critical praise. With her fourth album, From The Choirgirl Hotel, Amos dialed down the piano and dialed up the band, exploring a fuller sound that moved between electronic(a) beats, Beatle stomps and a slew of new sounds. In surrendering her confessional piano ballad comfort zone, a broader approach does reveal some cracks that left us scratching our heads both from a songwriting and production standpoint. Gone are the unmistakable hooks of “God” or “Crucify” while the vocals,…

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Album Discussion Alternative Audio Podcast Pop 

That Dandy Classic Music Hour – Top 12 Female Vocal Performances of the 90s – Part 1

As the ladies of the 80’s dominated the pop charts (everyone from Barbara Streisand to Whitney Houston to Madonna to Paula Abdul had their so-called moment in the spotlight) they gave way to something a lot more diverse throughout the 90’s. You had everything from your pop songstresses (Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton and Madonna still), Euro-chicks (almost too many to name), alterna-babes (Tanya Donelly, Kim Deal, Liz Phair), confessional pianists (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple), R&B girl groups (TLC, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, SWV), divas (Whitney still, Celine Dion, Mary J.…

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