That Other Apple

Nope, no rumor-whoring, I can wait until tomorrow for that.

This one’s about Fiona Apple, I finally got around to listening to her new one, Extraordinary Machine, this morning. I’m not a huge Fiona Apple fan or anything, but I do enjoy putting on one of her records once in a while, and I do feel a certain small bit of kindredness towards her (I think it’s the mentally unbalanced tortured artist thing.) It’s a pretty good record, but there’s really few surprises. With the exception of the first (title) track, which was an skippy, upbeat orchestral number, it’s all typical Fiona from there on. Not that that’s bad or anything.

Anyway, well worth a listen, just don’t expect her to break step on this one.