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”,  “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”.
“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.”
Tidal was received well by critics, 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. In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 83 among the 100 greatest albums of the 1990s. The following year, Slant Magazine placed it at number 74. The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
As of July 2016, the album has sold 2.9 million copies in the United States.
I am not sure if I am imagining things or if I am overlooking it, but I thought that I had already made a post about this music album; but apparently I have not.
I even feel like I have already mentioned how I had already thought that I had made a post about this music album, basically déjà vu.
That being said, I will not type that much about this music album, I will possibly add things later from some of my previous posts about some songs from this music album.
This music album is among my favorite music albums, and is among the albums that I have listened to most (in the past, not so much in recent times, unfortunately).
It was one of the music albums that helped me after my grandmother DE died and various other struggles that I had during that time; like: falling in love but being too cautious & later being rejected, and suffering from an autoimmune disease.
So this music album has a special place among my music collection.
I need to listen to this music album as an album again.
These days, I usually listen to my music collection on random (shuffle), so I rarely listen to an entire music album in order at one time.
I definitely recommend listening to this music album, it is one of those music albums that works well during the evening or night, and during emotional times.
This album is poetic and emotional and raw in some ways, and is my favorite music album by Fiona Apple.
You can tell that she really put her heart into this album.
- John Jr