October 11, 2001
In the past, there have been certain foods which, upon first taste, I found positively unpalatable. But after forcing myself to try them more and more, the experience improved until I came to a point where I absolutely loved them, even craving them at times. The same can be said about the new Tori Amos album, Strange Little Girls (Atlantic). When, hearing the CD through for the first time, I wasn't overwhelmed by the usual, orgasmic delight that Amos's music tends to evoke from me: I was nearly ready to dismiss it as a failure. However, after taking a week's break from it and giving it another try, I predict that Strange Little Girls won't be leaving my CD changer anytime soon.