Josh’s Musings – Under the Pink

Tori Amos – Under the Pink: 3 stars

Precon: She sings and plays the piano and is a little weird. I like all these things, and I always liked “Cornflake Girl,” so I don’t know why I never bought an album. I guess she wasn’t really my thing in high school (although I did like her like her now that I think about it), and I kind of forgot about her after that. Here’s my second chance.

Favorite Track: Cornflake Girl. It was the single for a reason.
Least Favorite: Bells for Her. Not bad but a total flatliner.

Notes:

It’s interesting how a lot of songs undergo an abrupt change halfway through. I had to check a few times to see if it was still the same song.

Her voice sounds incredibly clean and pure, somtimes to a fault. It’s nice but not interesting, like B-Pap before he sent out funny emails.

I like the jarring wake up call in “Pretty Good Year.” I wish she would do more of this elsewhere on the album or find another way to change it up.

This seems like an album that requires a certain degree of intimacy and a couple golden listens (those times when a song hits you just right) before it can really work its magic. It’s a little unexciting and sleepy at times, probably best reserved for when you’re in the right mood. Still, it has one awesome song and a few more good ones that stand out even on a first listen.

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He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.


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