“The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and the Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”

Fiona Apple’s return to music certainly is no disappointment. “The Idler Wheel…” takes all the elements we expect from Apple and emphasizes them, creating an experimental album that feels particularly honest and vulnerable. The poetic lyrics are especially raw, as though she is ripping the words from her throat and begging us to listen, to understand what she’s trying to tell us. In tracks like “Daredevil” and “Anything We Want”, you can hear Apple playing with various rhythms with muted instruments to accentuate her soulful voice. This album is a triumph and a solid return after a hiatus from the music world. Apple proves that her iconic voice can continue to impress as she encourages listeners to feel as she creates powerful images of her own experiences.

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One response to ““The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and the Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do”

  1. Pingback: “Look at, look at, look at me. I’m all the fishes in the sea.” | Thoughts From the Backseat·

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