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. 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) View in High-Res

    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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