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.