Tidal (album) by Fiona Apple

Tidal
Tidal by Fiona Apple
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 1,005th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 318 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (199th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,005th)
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FIONA APPLE - TIDAL 1996 Alternative Rock cd 10 songs
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Tidal, Fiona Apple, Very Good, Audio CD
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Tidal by Fiona Apple (Clean Slate/Epic)
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Fiona Apple bestography

Tidal is ranked 3rd best out of 5 albums by Fiona Apple on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Fiona Apple is The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do which is ranked number 328 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,959.

Fiona Apple album bestography « Higher ranked (649th) This album (1,005th) Lower ranked (1,005th) »
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 318 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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90/100
From 04/19/2020 23:18
I haven't listened to this since high school--and somehow forgot to include log it. But yeah. Until The Idler Wheel, I would've said this was her best work. It definitely feels like the product of a 19-year-old, but one who's. really wise beyond their years. Seriously. The songwriting is undeniable--albeit buoyed by very '90s production. And Apple's lyricism, save for some cutesy turns of phrase, is truly breathtaking at times. An absolute classic, no question.
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From 06/25/2017 02:12
Fiona Apple had such a toned-down, quiet debut that it's often met with mixed reaction because people thought it lacked in emotion. The album is actually quite different. It's lyrics go deep into the mind of a troubled young girl, and the music itself, let alone the vocals, showcase her talented way of showing her emotions. The highlights of the album include the high notes in "Criminal", "Slow Like Honey", and "Never Is a Promise", and, of course, the deep sadness of "Sullen Girl".
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80/100
From 05/22/2016 19:34
Sleep To Dream and Criminal are fantastic. I love this dark/fierce world she discovered/created.
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From 04/17/2016 14:19
I just listened to this CD the other day. I had forgotten what a fine voice the woman has. The songs are great the production is sparse unlike her later releases. A good album!
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75/100
From 01/14/2016 02:06
Moody, jazzy. A little slow in the second half.
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From 04/17/2014 19:28
What a beautiful, poetic, and emotional album. You can feel her pain and trauma. The piano can be sad and jazzy and what more can we say about Fiona's vocals? This album will stay with me forever. "Never is a Promise" is a song that you wouldn't believe was written by a teenager (among many others on this album).
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From 12/03/2013 15:29
This is an amazing album. She never quite returned to this style, so it gets treated like a misstep by a lot of critics. But it's lush and beautiful, and makes for a stellar debut.
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From 04/13/2012 17:32
Gotta disagree with earlier comments... Fiona Apple's sullen face and lack of drama does not mean she's without emotion. Should she scream like Fugazi or Alexis on Fire? Should she emote like Neutral Milk Hotel or Jeff Buckley? That's not done by everyone. She has thoughtful lyrics, an expressive voice, and rolling melodies. Don't hate her because she's young. She's what Liz Phair could have been. Should be top 1000, but too bad...
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From 12/22/2011 23:14
Good analogy an_outlaw. Anyway, I think this is good, but her subsequent albums are more impressive.
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From 11/27/2011 21:14
I can't imagine a better debut album from a moody teenage girl. Tidal was a great way to start a career. Wish she'd actually built on it...
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