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Tori Amos

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Newton, North Carolina, United States (1988 – present)

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on 22 August 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, United States) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music.

Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990’s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for her emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include Crucify, Silent All These Years, Cornflake Girl, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Professional Widow, Spark and A Sorta Fairytale, her most commercially successful single in the U.S.

As of 2005, Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, gay rights and sexuality.

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  • tanya_90

    bootlegs from this tour, australian ones are being added, perth coming tonight: http://watercolorstain.tumblr.com/post/98538881494/european-leg-05-05-cork-ireland

    23 Nov 11:26am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    @Abomination317: well, that and the albums themselves are ass

    23 Nov 2:23am Reply
  • Ite_Missa_Est

    the fuck you know about bad guitars and mixing you snobs. god, you people are disgusting

    21 Nov 5:14pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    Little Earthquakes<3

    19 Nov 11:01pm Reply
  • shineown

    Adoro o disco de Natal dela! <3

    15 Nov 7:12pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    Yes she needs to fire her Husband. His guitaring is awful and he also does the mixing, which is one of the main problems with recent Tori albums.

    15 Nov 1:53pm Reply
  • niqart

    12 Years of "Scarlet's Walk"

    14 Nov 9:48pm Reply
  • autorretratos

    the beekeeper is tagged as elevator music on wikipedia

    14 Nov 3:04am Reply
  • tresfoufou

    tori amos rox my sox!

    14 Nov 2:35am Reply
  • adzbleep2012

    Обзор игорного клуба. Данный игровой клуб, быстро набравший популярность и признание игроков - является эталоном честного и качественно казино. Лицензированный и сертифицированный софт, быстрая техподдержка, гарантии выплат и приятный дизайн - обеспечивают удобную игру для каждого клиента. Играть вулкан казино позволяет в 2 режимах: на реальные деньги и опробовать игровые автоматы бесплатно. Программное обеспечение только от лучших производителей обеспечивает справедливую и честную игру по отношению к игроку. Данное казино - одно из лучших среди онлайн клубов.

    13 Nov 8:55am Reply
  • shineown

    Só artistas sambistas nos parecidos! <3

    10 Nov 10:51pm Reply
  • livingitout

    Baltimore will forever remain Tori's best song, ugh it's a shame she sold out to the illuminati in the 90s and started singing about the devil :(

    7 Nov 5:36pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    v Her husband is both her guitarist and her producer lol, she ain't gonna change her "crew" anytime soon. It's a miracle the UG sound turned out pretty decent-to-good, considering it's the same team that did the abysmal vocal mixing of NoH and GD.

    24 Oct 4:39pm Reply
  • Batabid

    i dont understand how she managed to make guitars sound so shitty on her latter albums. they literally sound fabricated and lifeless. its sad that a beautiful tune like Digital Ghost has to battle against the sound of garage-band sounding guitars. she needs to fire the guitarist she's using (and learn to incorporate them into the sonic landscape) or just not use them at all. also someone was slamming american doll posse, to me that album is a fucking mess, but its the only album in the last 10 years that could be whittled down into an album of 8 or 9 great tracks.

    24 Oct 5:57am Reply
  • Luky7

    Please join http://www.last.fm/group/Vienna+-+Bratislava+-+Budapest

    23 Oct 5:39pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    As for The Beekeeper, I totally get why some hate it, but I see so much goodness in 75% of it. It's got to be her most underrated album by far. Sweet the Sting sucks though, can't argue with that.

    19 Oct 8:25pm Reply
  • kajo_93

    @deadgrandma, I dunno, I think this whole period around UG has been good for her career. Lots of cool interviews, lots of articles about her tour, most critical acclaim since Scarlet, best chart position since AATS, ... those are maybe small things, but still it's something. The album's highlights + tour show she's still got it in her. Maybe we won't get it in the form of perfect cohesive masterpiece albums, but I can tolerate a Giant's Rolling Pin if I get some Oysters, America or Selkie along with it.

    19 Oct 8:23pm Reply
  • jotarvr

    Sois todas unas tontas (excepto las hispanoparlantes, esas no, a esas os adoro, somos las mejores)

    16 Oct 10:21am Reply
  • Batabid

    lmfao. okay if u say so

    15 Oct 2:47pm Reply
  • Batabid

    i really think people are over-hyping these piano only songs. they're fine, but not up to par with her best work (by a long shot). selkie is good though. weatherman is a nice ode to joni mitchell but at the end of the day, not as good. also ill continue to be in awe of people defending the beekeeper in any way. just thinking of sweet the sting gives me serious chills.. ugh i just cant. a later track up to par with her best work? father's son

    15 Oct 6:21am Reply
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