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Fiona Apple

Fiona Apple defied categorization or any easy career path, almost running the pattern in reverse, opening her career as a highly touted and popular alternative singer/songwriter, then transitioning into a cult artist. Apple certainly benefited from the open-door policy of modern rock in the mid-’90s, following the path of crossover alt-rock piano-based songwriters like Tori Amos, but Apple was hardly an Amos copycat: she had a strong jazz undertow in her vocal phrasing and melodies, she had richer arrangements, she had a poppier bent to her songs. All these things helped her 1996 debut, Tidal, find a wide audience, one that increased considerably in the wake of the controversial video for the single “Criminal,” but Apple made it abundantly clear that she wasn’t an amateur provocateur with her sophomore album, When the Pawn Meets the King, an album that increased her critical reputation and cult, which would be pillars of support during her intense battles while making her third album, Extraordinary Machine.

Born to singer Diana McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart in 1977, Fiona Apple started playing and writing songs at the age of 12, in an effort to work out a traumatic childhood that included a rape at the age of 11. Apple continued to write, leaving high school for Los Angeles at the age of 16. She cut a demo tape that eventually earned her a contract with Sony Music in 1995. Teamed with producer Andrew Slater, she cut her debut, Tidal, releasing the album in the summer of 1996.

Tidal was a slow build, earning critical acclaim and a cult that exploded when the controversial video for “Criminal” turned the single and album into a hit. Mark Romanek’s seedy, suggestive clip was overtly sexual -- a path Apple notably avoided afterward -- but it did the trick, helping the album reach the Top Ten and earning Apple a Grammy. Despite this titillation, Tidal appealed to the middle of the road, a path Apple definitively rejected with her next album, 1999’s When the Pawn Meets the King. The entire title was a 90-word poem, a fair indication of the artistic ambition that lay within. Produced by Jon Brion, the album was dense, literate, and melodic, not matching the commercial success of the debut but deepening her cult. Despite a romance with director Paul Thomas Anderson -- she contributed to the soundtrack of his 1999 magnum opus Magnolia -- Apple retreated from the spotlight, fostering an element of mystery that only grew when her next album experienced a series of delays.

By 2003, the lack of a sequel became a sensation among some music message boards, where rumors swirled that Sony rejected her newest music for being uncommercial. Within the next year, unfinished mixes leaked onto the Internet and the saga of the album spilled over into the mainstream, earning ink in The New York Times. All this helped usher the album to completion in the fall of 2005, when the original Brion productions were tweaked and expanded with producer Mike Elizondo, who helped Extraordinary Machine reach its final shape. The album was greeted by generally positive reviews -- some compared it not entirely favorably to the leaked album -- and the record received healthy sales. In its wake, Apple maintained a moderate presence, touring with Nickel Creek in 2007 and appearing with the Watkins Family at times during their residency at the Largo in Los Angeles. In 2012, Apple previewed three songs from her fourth studio album (which boasted a typically enigmatic title in The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do) to a wildly enthusiastic audience at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Produced by Apple with her touring drummer, Charley Drayton, the album earned excellent reviews upon release in June 2012. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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She doesn't sound nearly as good as Amy and sounds like she's drunk as heck slurring her words like that 'anwillwe ehver end up togetr' really?
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Love her voice.
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I got the Madusa Truck
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I love Fiona Apple ��
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<3
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love her
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I've been listening to Fiona apple since 1996.
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I love Fiona, I've listened to her for as long as I can remember. Her soothing voice would always make my eyelids heavy and cause me to fall asleep, or she would make me want to dance and sing. When one of her songs was on American Horror Story all I could do was smile knowing that more people would find her music and fall in love c:
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lucky_star_0 1 7
Love Fiona, my favorite is her cover of Bill Withers "Use Me", which isn't even available on here
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I don't like Fiona apple geez if your gonna really redo a song at least do it better because this is not good at all in my opinion no offense
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Its been quite the purposeful good decade that I have lived with her in my life.
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I listened to her version of Sally's Song from The Nightmare before Christmas and I like it but its just missing some emotion and no offense to Fiona Apple but the original version in my opinion is better yet Amy Lee's version is the best of all. No offense to all these artists.
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I agree. She is perfect.
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mike.r.mears
she does an excellent version of this classic beatles tune. Her voice and singing texture are absolutly heavenly. And I agree completely with John Nalley's comment below.
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You people that are saying that this song is garbage are being really mean
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Shes amazing
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good tune
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This song was garbage follow for a follow
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She's really good!!
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This song was garbage
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Fiona is the real deal. Winehouse can't even have a lucid dream about performing to Apple's standard. Wine house my a**.
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Get the f**k out of you suck Amy lee is much more better than your a**
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Heyyy
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No matter who sings this song it's always great
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I never miss a song
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Great Soulful voice covered by a musically perfect band. Love her!
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This is Halloween! !!!
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I love Sally song. Love the nightmare before Christmas;)
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drama_skit
I knew this song befour AHS
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Woop woop xD HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
(Or Christmas xD)
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Youw will be kissed the nearest Friday by the love of your life however if you dont post this you will die in two days. Now you started reading this so DONT STOP. Post this on six other songs and you lovers name will appear on the screen in large letters. Its scary but it works.
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Catch em fallen "daN"
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Sung so soulfully you go girl !!!
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janelliebunc h e s
I will never forget the first time I hard her voice. I had never heard anything lie her before. Then the lyrics hooked me and I've been a fan ever since. Brilliant artist!
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Love it❤️ beautiful song
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raed8
her best efforts are the ones that got no radio play at all...
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I'd still suck a queef out of her honey-hole and hold it in like a bong hit.
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I DON'T LIKE HER!!!!
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All girls break men, because they can ;-). Criminaly simple... Like men.
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I totally dig you Ms. APPLE :-)
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kzoe430
I have listened to this 23 times still not old i love this
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Love Amy singing this one more..
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I like her voice in Sally's Song. X3
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Amy Lee sings it better not trying to offend any one just my personal opinion
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saw her in Bend, Oregon....ma n y moons ago...
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LVED HER SINCE DAY1
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Fiona....... . .
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She's good but I haven't heard s**t from her since like 1998
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She is my favorite singer. No one moves me the way she does.
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I like Bjork better...
Plz dont hate me
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