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Nialler9 Podcast: Fiona Apple – A Tidal deep dive

Nialler9 Podcast: Fiona Apple – A Tidal deep dive

Fiona Apple

Episode 247 is a deep dive into a seminal ’90s debut album from Fiona Apple.

Fiona Apple – Tidal (1996)

The debut album from the then 18 year-old American singer-songwriter established the artist’s unique raw songcraft that blends pop, rock, and jazz. Featuring the songs ‘Criminal’, ‘Shadowboxer’, ‘Sleep to Dream’, and ‘The First Taste’, Tidal is a fully-formed classic of the mid-90s written from the hardened perspective of a young woman surviving the world.

We discuss the album, how Fiona Apple got her record deal, how the media at the time largely focused on Apple’s looks in the context of album reviews , how this “sullen girl” / strong-willed opinionated young woman was treated by the music industry, and how the album stacks up nearly 30 years later.

This week’s episode is a companion podcast to our Listening Party of the album in the Big Romance on Wednesday April 24th. Buy a ticket here to join us.

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