What Is It?

The YouTube playlist below is of the 1996 music album Tidal by the American musician Fiona Apple.


Here is how Wikipedia describes this music album:

Tidal is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple, released on July 23, 1996 by The WORK Group. Tidal produced six singles: “Shadowboxer”, “Slow Like Honey”, [1] “Sleep to Dream”, “The First Taste”, “Criminal” and “Never Is a Promise”. “Criminal”, the album’s most popular single, won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 1998. In 2017, Tidal got its first vinyl run as a Vinyl Me, Please exclusive “Record of the Month”.[2]

“When I did Tidal,” Apple said in 2000, “it was more for the sake of proving myself; telling people from my past something. And to also try to get friends for the future.”[13]

Tidal was received well by critics,[14] with Jenny Eliscu of Rolling Stone and Richard Harrington of The Washington Post describing it as a mature effort comparable to the work of singer/songwriters Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos.[12][14] In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 83 among the 100 greatest albums of the 1990s.[15] The following year, Slant Magazine placed it at number 74.[16] The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[17]

As of July 2016, the album has sold 2.9 million copies in the United States.[18]