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Released: 17th September 2001.

Tori Amos - Strange Little GirlsTori Amos' sixth studio release is the first one comprised only of tracks written by others. You would think that the works of Neil Young, Eminem, Slayer and The Beatles could never be put on one disc, wouldn't you? I thought so too, until I've heard "Strange Little Girls."

Men talking about women in Tori's voice sounds strange but the result is astounding. Not only are the songs performed with credibility and emotion, creating a unique atmosphere, but the whole thing forms something that is certainly more than just a few good songs.

There's cold and cruelty as well as warmer tones as the singer takes us on a journey that includes a story of killing a wife ("97 Bonnie & Clyde," origianlly by Eminem), the power of words ("Enjoy The Silence," originally by Depeche Mode) and much more variety that you could imagine.

Highly recommended.

* * * * * (Aneta Janssen)

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