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The Beekeeper by Tori Amos

Tori Amos

The Beekeeper

Release Date: Feb 22, 2005

Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter

Record label: Sony


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Album Review: The Beekeeper by Tori Amos

Very Good, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Released in conjunction with Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, a memoir presented as a think piece co-written with music journalist Ann Powers, Tori Amos' eighth studio album, The Beekeeper, is also loosely autobiographical, a song cycle that chronicles emotional journeys through metaphorical gardens all tended by the beekeeper protagonist of the title. Good thing that this concept was sketched out in the pre-release publicity, since The Beekeeper offers nothing close to a discernible concept in the album itself. At first, songs appear to spill forward in some sort of narrative, but the liner notes divide the 19 songs into six different groups -- "gardens," if you will -- that have nothing to do with how they're presented on the album, nor do they seem to have many sonic ties, and their lyrical connections are either tenuous or obtuse.

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