Tori Amos’ new single is Welcome to England. It is taken from her forthcoming album Abnormally Attracted to Sin and to say I am underwhelmed is an understatement. I am a very very big Tori fan but this track is as dull as they come which has me very very worried. In fact, the other two songs that have leaked 500 miles and Fire to your Plain are no better. It’s horribly middle of the road and the drums and instrumentation are as offensively generic as the melodies. Hard to understand how she is happy to release this substandard material. I’m still hoping that the rest of the album will prove better but it’s increasingly looking very much like a career low. What a shame. Perhaps it is time she stopped producing her own music and invited in some fresh talent. Cutting an album to about 12 tracks each might also raise the standard, I get the feeling she’s not too hot on editing with this album having 17 tracks and the last three having 22, 18 and 19 tracks. Fingers crossed that this is just a temporary blip.
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