Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel...


5.0
classic

Review

by owl beanie EMERITUS
July 4th, 2017 | 50 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: BUT OUR REVIEW IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE

Now pique your ears, oh wide-eyed ones
For folk songs drying in the sun
A vulture’s nest of knotted chords
Of cracked and splintered cottage floors

It opens with a lullaby
That shuffles quiet, idly by
It moves on to better place
It covers up its crooked face

A voice that sounds like cotton wool
Can rasp and snarl like power tools
The innocent red riding hood
Can bare teeth like a Werewolf should

Then it cries out with cold Regret
Around a beat that stutter-steps
Like clanging pots and loosened bolts
The music of a tired revolt

'Til Hot Knives slice the tom-tom’s skin
To spill the voices from within
They swim around inside the brain
Then end up circling the drain

And metaphors do stumble through
But never shy away from you
Poetic in a violent way
A kind of rusted-metal grey

These songs, they come from autumn’s bite
From freezing cold and morning light
From bitter truths and too much wine
They're Left Alone and unrefined

So pique your ears, oh wide-eyed ones
For melodies dried in the sun
These folk songs found their way to me
By falling off the Apple tree.




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verdant
Emeritus
July 4th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is what happens when you decide to review while you have the Spider Interludes by MewithoutYou stuck in your head



go easy on me, friends



this is the quintessential autumn record

BlushfulHippocrene
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2017


4052 Comments


Will have to read this one again in the morning, but it's for sure interesting and it sounds very, very nice. Nice work as usual, Jack.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2017


47485 Comments


brownish spider brownish leaf

brownish spider brownish leaf

brownish spider brownish leaf

confirms my deepest held belief

verdant
Emeritus
July 4th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no more spider, no more leaf

verdant
Emeritus
July 4th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks btw blush!

Conmaniac
July 4th 2017


27668 Comments


this is cool :D

verdant
Emeritus
July 4th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you are cool!



Ocean of Noise
July 4th 2017


10969 Comments


Nice job on the edits dude, reads really well now. Have a pos.

verdant
Emeritus
July 4th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks so much

IronGiant
July 4th 2017


1752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

very, very well written. love the Weiss influence, even if it's derivative in some parts ("of cracked and splintered cottage floors"... "clanging pots and loosened bolts"). still, a lot of this hits just the right spot, specially love stanza 5

AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
July 4th 2017


9749 Comments


Dammit it mate, how you review so good?! Really cool stuff

danielcardoso
July 4th 2017


11770 Comments


Been listening to this so much recently. Top notch stuff, may bump my rating soon.

clavier
Emeritus
July 5th 2017


1141 Comments


oh man, a proper poem review...this is really cool, jack

Ocean of Noise
July 5th 2017


10969 Comments


Yeah. This is a poem review done right.

verdant
Emeritus
July 5th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks all!



also @Iron: yeah i guess you're right, although all of this review sounds derivative to me because i can't stop reading it to the melody haha. oh well, at least i can say that those descriptions feel accurate for the album

hamid95
July 5th 2017


1148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fiona Apple's been so consistently solid it's ridiculous.



Really, though, awesome one. pos'd.

verdant
Emeritus
July 5th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks so much < 3

and yeah she's amazing

ZombieToyDuck
July 5th 2017


7203 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely a fitting album for a poem review, really well written as well. Pos'd!

theBoneyKing
July 5th 2017


24230 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fiona Apple's been so consistently solid it's ridiculous.


This may be true, but to be fair she only has 4 albums in a 20+ year career.

verdant
Emeritus
July 5th 2017


2492 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks DNS! and still Boney, artists have crashed and burned with less



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