The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (studio album) by Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do by Fiona Apple
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-06-19
Overall rank: 314th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 748 votes)
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Rating:  
80/100
From 09/03/2022 19:59
Monstra do piano!
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From 02/04/2022 03:23
85.5

Re-escuchada después de muchos años. Quizás mi favorito de Fiona Apple. Tiene maravillosos discos. Le sigo teniendo un lugar especial a Valentine, Hot Knife y Every Single Night.
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90/100
From 12/02/2021 10:12
A fantastic album where every song can stand by itself as they are all great. The experimentation on the album creates such a rich environment for you to explore that you feel drawn to keep coming back to the record. The multiple layers work so well in unison and creates a smooth flowing album that still has personality and roughness for you to enjoy. This is added to by the vocal performance which is changed on each song to match the style that she is trying to create. Lyrically it is also a joy to delve into once you have heard it a few times. Overall, this is a masterpiece and is one of the most innovative and creative modern day albums I have listened too.
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From 09/25/2021 16:43
This album made me realize that Fiona has had an amazingly unique approach from the very beginning and she's just been honing her craft for 20+ years now.
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From 01/22/2021 21:50
Amazing album! Only a pity she keeps having us wait for years for new releases.
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75/100
From 12/06/2020 18:26
Generally love her, but I found myself losing interest a couple of times.
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90/100
From 03/15/2020 07:54
Highlights:

Every Single Night
Werewolf
Anything We Want
Hot Knife
Daredevil
Periphery
Left Alone
Regret
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80/100
From 02/20/2020 00:44
Your feedback for The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do is made by Apple's singing. Her tenor takes this tone similar to someone on the edge of a nervous breakdown and I love it. The writing is filled with fantastic imagery my favorite being on "Werewolf". The instrumentation is creative but I do feel like it could be a little less sparse.
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Awesome album that gets better as it goes along, peaking right at the end with Hot Knife.
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