During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
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.
Singaporean newspaper Today has also joined the ranks of the Night of Hunters reviewers. Their review, published in the September 6th edition, comes from Kevin Matthews who gives the album 5 stars out of 5, calling it a “powerful pop-rock work.”
Thanks to Muck for letting us know about this one!
SPIN has posted a brief capsule review of Night of Hunters on (where else?) SPIN.com. They approach the arc of the song-cycle with tongue firmly in cheek, but ultimately approve of the effort, giving the album 7 stars out of 10.
Thanks to James for tipping us off!
The Skinny, a free culture and events publication for the people of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, have tossed their hat into the ring with a short but sweet review of Night of Hunters, giving it 4 out of 5 stars and calling it “her strongest album in over a decade.”
Thanks to somacub for the link!
Je Ne Sais Pop offers a brief review of Night of Hunters for Spanish-language readers. Thanks to Cristina for the tip!
As hoped, Alex Ramon’s review of Night of Hunters for Wears The Trousers has materialized. It’s yet another encouraging take on the record that the rest of us still have a few more weeks wait for…so let’s hope that time passes quickly!
Update: Alex has posted the “director’s cut” of this review on hig blog, Boycotting Trends.
Shiny and New, a UK-based music blog that focuses on the fairer sex’s contributions to the world of music, has reviewed Night of Hunters at length and with playful thought — or is that thoughtful play? Either way, it’s an interesting and encouraging take on the record that whets the appetite for one month from now!
Thanks to Adam and michaelgraye for bringing this to our attention!
It looks like the music press began receiving their copies of Night of Hunters this week, which means we can expect reviews to begin trickling in soon. The first comes from Frank at iheartherlin.de, who calls it “the most impressive album [Tori] has done in a long time.” He also calls attention to Tash’s performances, saying, “this girl can sing and her voice already has a lot of character.” Click on over to see the full review. Many thanks to the bunch of folks who sent this in, most notably Frank himself.
With the Southern hemisphere having just passed through the Winter Solstice, Midwinter Graces has received some attention in the southern reaches of the globe, even if the more overtly Christmas-oriented elements of the album are half a year away. This review appeared on South Africa’s Exclusive Books storefront on the Solstice itself and is a nice overview of the album.
This short and somewhat vague review of Midwinter Graces was posted by the online magazine Glide on January 14th.
Thanks to Bob for sending it in!
By Jason Gonulsen
January 14, 2010
Tori Amos has made a career out of being unordinary, and most of her albums are better because of this fact. Here on Midwinter Graces, she’s still giving a max effort, it’s just that not much stands out. The holiday-themed album has a nice overall feel and flow, but it’s probably best served for background music at a party, something that can’t be said of any of Amos’ prior work. If you’re an Amos completist, by all means, get your copy—just don’t expect the magic you’re used to.
While one may think Uptown Magazine is behind the curve because they just posted their review of Abnormally Attracted to Sin, it appears that they finally just added it to their website last week and that it was previously published in the print edition. At least, that is what one hopes considering the C+ grade they gave it…
Abnormally Attracted to Sin is quirky singer/songwriter Tori Amos’ 10th album, but not much has changed thematically. She’s still writing vague poetic songs about her beef with religion (seriously, Tori, we get it). Amos creates lush backgrounds of strings or electronic beats, and sings overtop of them with her own internal rhythms. Songs such as Maybe California and Flavor are simple piano ballads, with more conventional vocals. The album would be better if Amos had shortened it a bit – at 17 tracks, Abnormally Attracted to Sin is a long haul. The highlight of the album: Mary Jane, a quirky cabaret tune about marijuana.
— Robin Dudgeon