1. Posted on 25 July, 2013

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    It’s the first collaboration between Fiona Apple and Paul Thomas Anderson in 13 years and the director’s first music video in 11 years.

    HOT KNIFE is the last song on Apple’s 2012 album, The Idler Wheel... I think the video encapsulates what our music critic Ken Tucker said about the album: 

     ”It’s a measure of Apple’s artistry that she’s labored so intensively to give the sustained impression that she’s alone in a room.”

    Here’s Terry’s interview with Paul Thomas Anderson.

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  1. Ken Tucker on the album that’s at the top of his list of favorite albums of the year:




My favorite album of the year, however, barely dented mass consciousness, and it’s full of songs whose sentiments were rather more vehement than “Call Me Maybe.” With its clattering percussion and Fiona Apple’s twisty wordplay, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do is a sustained mood piece, a series of intricate word puzzles swaddled in ferocious emotion.



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    Ken Tucker on the album that’s at the top of his list of favorite albums of the year:

    My favorite album of the year, however, barely dented mass consciousness, and it’s full of songs whose sentiments were rather more vehement than “Call Me Maybe.” With its clattering percussion and Fiona Apple’s twisty wordplay, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do is a sustained mood piece, a series of intricate word puzzles swaddled in ferocious emotion.

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  1. It is currently 88 degrees in Philadelphia. As we at Fresh Air I continue refusing to believe summer is over, here’s another installment from Fresh Air Summer Album Staff Picks. From associate producer Therese Madden:

    I have been listening to Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel all summer long. With a new baby at home, I find the album both soothing and somehow exciting - this combo hits the spot.  In the song Valentine, she sings ” I root for you, I love you, you you you.” I sing that part out loud to my daughter.  A lot of the lyrics are not really baby appropriate, but this one rings true.

    Try this. Hold this lovely image of Therese’s daughter in your head, close your eyes, and listen to this video of Fiona Apple performing “Valentine” in Boston earlier this year. Now that’s some summer. Enjoy your weekend, folks.

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  1. Ken Tucker reviews Fiona Apple’s new album: " I mean it as a compliment to say that Apple is working in the literary tradition of "the difficult woman," closing in on Virginia Woolf and already superior to Sylvia Plath. Apple’s achievement is to both indulge in melodrama and to isolate the hard truths behind her extravagant emotions."

(via Fiona Apple’s ‘Wheel’ Of Extravagant Emotions : NPR) View in High-Res

    Ken Tucker reviews Fiona Apple’s new album: " I mean it as a compliment to say that Apple is working in the literary tradition of "the difficult woman," closing in on Virginia Woolf and already superior to Sylvia Plath. Apple’s achievement is to both indulge in melodrama and to isolate the hard truths behind her extravagant emotions."

    (via Fiona Apple’s ‘Wheel’ Of Extravagant Emotions : NPR)

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  1. Music for your Monday: NPR Music is streaming Fiona Apple’s 'The Idler Wheel' in its entirety. Enjoy!

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    Music for your Monday: NPR Music is streaming Fiona Apple’s 'The Idler Wheel' in its entirety. Enjoy!

    (via First Listen: Fiona Apple, ‘The Idler Wheel…’ : NPR)

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