Fiona Apple returns with her new album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Perhaps one of the longest album titles to date, the album is well worth listening from start to finish! The sound sounds like a mixture between the soulful voice Florence Welch and the whimsy of Zooey Deschanel. Lyrically, Apple is very open and honest with songs that speak of heart break and more beautiful moments of life as well. The album features a wide spectrum of emotions and stories including the lead single Every Single Night.
Overall, we give this album a score of 8/10 for its whimsy and charm. We appreciate Fiona Apple’s alternative and avante-garde approach to making music and it is quite refreshing in a dance/pop dominated industry. Since the album’s release in late June, it has received favourable critical acclaim and already owns the #1 spot in the US for alternative and rock albums. The album also debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Our favourite tracks:
Every Single Night