Fetch The Bolt Cutters

Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Source: Amazon

What is it?

The 2020 music album Fetch The Bolt Cutters by the American musician Fiona Apple.

Music Album

Music Album

What is it about?

This is how Wikipedia describes this music album:

Fetch the Bolt Cutters is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple. It was released on April 17, 2020, Apple’s first release since The Idler Wheel… in 2012.

Apple began recording the album in 2015, producing and performing it alongside Amy Aileen Wood, Sebastian Steinberg and Davíd Garza. It features a percussive and idiosyncratic sound, lyrically exploring freedom from oppression and Apple’s relationships with women.

The album was released during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, and many critics found its exploration of confinement pertinent. It received universal critical acclaim, and is currently the highest-rated album of all time on review aggregator Metacritic.

My Thoughts

I found out about this music album last week when I got an alert about it from Google, I had recently heard that Fiona Apple was possibly working on a new music album, but I did not know that it was going to be out so soon after hearing about it.

This music album seems to be very popular during this quarantine, people who had never heard her music before now know about her, which is strange and funny and good for her.

I listened to the album only once on my phone as I walked around outside, which is not the best listening environment, this album started with promise; but by the third song I stopped liking it as much until a couple of songs later.

Even then I still liked the first two songs better, but at least it was better than several of the songs before it.

It was good to hear Fiona Apple singing again and her voice did not sound as strained as I had expected, which is good, and her music still seems to come from deeper within her and reveals parts of herself that many people do not share with others; and her music is still relateable.

But I still like her first two music albums (Tidal and When The Pawn…) better than this album, and one of my favorite songs from this album was probably Shameika.

Hopefully people will listen to her first two albums which are probably still her best in my opinion.


When The Pawn…

The end,

-John Jr

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