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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
The Associated Press’ review of Night of Hunters was published today. We found it on Yahoo News, but expect to it appear in many newspapers, online and in print, across the States throughout the week. Karen Hawkins gives the record good marks but notes its complex nature and laments the disappearance of Tori’s “pointedly poignant, and accessible, lyrics of her earlier work.”
Thanks to our buddy “Google Alerts* for catching this one!
The Los Angeles Times’ Nikki Darling reviews Night of Hunters, giving it 3 of 4 stars and calling it her “most serious exploration of memory and lost love.”
Thanks to GeorgeMac for the link!
Slant Magazine’s review of Night of Hunters mirrors and expands on the rather simplistic analysis offered up by The Metro: at its core is the same complaint about the archness of concept while singling out selected songs for having succeeded in spite of the limitations, as the reviewer sees it, of the record’s nature. Whether you agree or not, at least this reviewer backs up his position with more than simple arm-waving.
Thanks to mode for the link!
The Metro followed up their interview with Tori with a review Night of Hunters. Critic Robert Heller takes issue with the album’s high concept but finds merit with some of the songs —although one suspects that the editor’s axe may have taken much of the meat of the analysis…
Mary Keane reviewed Night of Hunters for The Epoch Times. Giving the record a score of 4 on a 5 point scale, she akes issue with the inclusion of Tori’s daughter Tash being featured prevalently on the record but, in conclusion, calls it “a much more coherent and consistent album than the other recent releases.”
The Daily Express reviewed Night of Hunters in Friday’s edition of that paper. It’s brief and not terribly insightful but a verdict of 5 of 5 stars is always a nice feather to put in your cap!
Thursday’s edition of The Guardian included a short review of Night of Hunters by Alex Macpherson (whom some may remember as the author of a recent piece praising From The Choirgirl Hotel). Macpherson appreciates the musical content of the album but, expressing concerns with the concept, gives the album 3 stars out of 5.
The Night of Hunters reviews just keep popping up…and we still have a couple weeks to the release date! This time, it’s Peter Zimmerman’s review for Glide Magazine. It’s an in-depth examination, from inception to instrumentation and conceit to concept, that soberly declares the album to be Tori’s “most absorbing, forceful and captivating record since 2002’s Scarlet’s Walk,” giving it 4-and-a-half stars out of 5.
Thanks to Stoff (who, we hear, has migrated to Borneo) for the tip!
Everything But Urban has posted a glowing review by Nivedita Gunturi. Giving the album 5 of 5 stars, she calls it a “stunning expression of the true nature of the female spirit.” Encouraging words indeed!
Thanks to Phillip for the tip!
Mike Gray’s review of Night of Hunters for the UK music site The Music Fix hit the web today. Giving it a score of 7 on a 10 point scale, he contends that the record is an effort, perhaps more now than ever, that won’t win Ms. Amos any new fans but should reward those willing to give it time to grow on them.