Tori Amos

Tori Amos



Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos,[1] August 22, 1963[2]) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.[10]

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of eleven for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination."[11] Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics, and religion.[12]

Her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "God", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", "1000 Oceans", "Flavor", and "A Sorta Fairytale", her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date.[13] Amos has received five MTV VMA nominations, eight Grammy nominations, and has won an Echo award for her classical work. She is listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" list.[14]



Native Invader
Native Invader is the fifteenth studio album by American singer/songwriter Tori Amos.
Reindeer King
Reindeer King is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on August 25, 2017.
Up The Creek
Up The Creek is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on August 11, 2017.
Cloud Riders
Cloud Riders is a song by musical artist Tori Amos, released on July 28, 2017.

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The Netflix comedy Everything Sucks! twists ‘90s nostalgia into a different shape
  –  February 17, 2018
(The nerds, bless them, are ready for George Lucas’s re-digitized Star Wars trilogy to blow their minds; meanwhile, mystery girl Kate wears a rotation of flannel shirts and is obsessed with Tori Amos, who is long overdue a nostalgic renaissance.)
The 'Everything Sucks' End Credits Songs Create The Ultimate '90s Playlist
  –  February 17, 2018
Episode 5 ends with an instrumental score that has a bit of a Billy Joel or Elton John feel, but after that, we get a tune from alt-rock queen Tori Amos, who is main character Kate's favorite singer. As a result, this is far from the only Amos song in the ...
The 15 best songs featured on Netflix's '90s nostalgia series 'Everything Sucks!'
  –  February 16, 2018
When Luke takes Kate to a Tori Amos concert on episode six, "Sometimes I Hear My Voice," this was one of the songs she played. The iconic line, "If you want to call me baby, just go ahead now," lyrics will be stuck in your head all day. This song plays ...
‘Everything Sucks!’: Every Song from Season 1 of Netflix’s ’90s-Heavy Dramedy — Listen
  –  February 16, 2018
One character finds their emotional and romantic awakening in the sounds of Tori Amos, while one particular cassette tape makes a memorable appearance towards the end of the season. Sure, the series has a few tracks that would get you Alternative Radio ...
7 reasons you should binge-watch Netflix's sweet 90s comedy 'Everything Sucks!' this weekend
  –  February 16, 2018
Just the ups and downs of being a teenager, set to 90s songs from your favorites including The Mighty Bosstones, Ace of Base, Oasis, and Tori Amos. But it's still definitely worth your time. "Everything Sucks!" is like "Freaks and Geeks" meets "My So ...
The teen drama 'Everything Sucks' lives up to its name
  –  February 16, 2018
Nerds marvel at the world of dating. The AV Club. Here, those tropes are dressed up in ‘90s regalia, from scrunchies to Tori Amos T-shirts. The “remember that?” perspective and lead Jahi Di’Allo Winston’s performance as high school freshman Luke ...
'Everything Sucks' Music Supervisor Talks Building Ultimate '90s Mixtape With Oasis, Spacehog, Tori Amos & Killer Indie Tracks
  –  February 16, 2018
Imagine someone asking you to make a playlist -- sorry, mixtape -- of your favorite songs from the '90s. Now picture getting paid real money to find the best in pop, rock and indie songs from the era that formed your musical identity. That's the ...
Stream It Or Skip It: 'Here And Now' On HBO Is About A Seriously Messed Up Multiracial Family
  –  February 16, 2018
He likes her even more after the visit, but she brings home a girly magazine she finds in the garage, and tries to generate one of the “Little Earthquakes” her favorite singer, Tori Amos, named her first album after. Our Take: Listen, we were well out ...
Everything Sucks! New Netflix drama sanitises teenage angst
  –  February 16, 2018
With sweet awkwardness, they do go out, figuring things out together over the siren call of Tori Amos, thawing relations with otherwise unbearable drama divas, and the cracking of Luke’s heart. But the handling of their journey is so consoling ...
The Otherwise Clumsy New Series Makes Great Use of the Classic Oasis Song
  –  February 16, 2018
Kate, his love interest, who wears flannels and jeans and waxes poetic about Tori Amos, is a lesbian. This would make for the stuff of great drama were it not for the fact that the plot seems merely retrofitted onto a facsimile of a series that already exists.
Local singer-songwriter Cassandra Cole realizes lifelong dream of recording her songs
  –  February 16, 2018
At Aster, Cole will perform seven of her pop tunes which borrow stylistically from singer-songwriters like Annie Lennox, Tori Amos, and even Janet Jackson. City Pages: You’ve been writing songs for a long time. What themes do you find yourself returning ...
Everything Sucks! review: Netflix goes back to the 90s in this likeable high school comedy
  –  February 16, 2018
They also carried around Tamagotchis, went to see The Mighty Ducks, sat waiting impatiently for dial-up internet to load and listened to Oasis, Ace of Base and Tori Amos. And though this isn't a genre show, it does go beyond the standard late 20th-century ...
Every ’90s Reference in Netflix's ‘Everything Sucks!’ Pilot (There Are A Lot)
  –  February 16, 2018
ad campaign in the background. I've been generous on a lot of these, so I feel it's fair to count this conversation between Kate and Luke about Tori Amos—the feminist '90s singer-songwriter—twice. It goes on for more than a minute! That's a very long ...
'90s Nostalgia Is Only The Bait In Netflix's Everything Sucks
  –  February 16, 2018
But you'd be wrong. The '90s references in the first few episodes verge on excruciating. Everyone drinks Surge, obsesses over Tori Amos and Oasis, and enthusiastically impersonates Ace Ventura. The nerdy kids argue over whether the still forthcoming Star ...
Is Toronto a harsh city for opening bands?
  –  February 16, 2018
Massey Hall was only about a third full (and eerily quiet) when UK rockers Scars on 45 opened for Tori Amos last year. It was a small crowd that got to the Wolf Parade show early at the Phoenix in October enjoyed a high-energy set with Brooklyn bubble ...
Netflix hopes teen series Everything Sucks will be the new Stranger Things and Nineties kids can’t wait for the nostalgia-trip
  –  February 16, 2018
From Tori Amos to the show should transport you back in time. Even Deep Blue Something’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s is played for laughs as the daggy but kind-hearted principal’s favourite tune. But more than just a collection of references, what ...
Randy Erickson: Grammy-winner ready for Miller time at Leo & Leona's
  –  February 16, 2018
“This is the first album in a long time where I’m feeling free to be a storyteller again,” said Miller, who noted that Tori Amos, who gave him a big break in 1994 by inviting him on her “Under the Pink” tour, told him his songwriting was cinematic.
Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser to Perform THE LIGHT PRINCESS in Concert
  –  February 16, 2018
Club 11 London and Alex Parker Theatre Company today announce The Light Princess from Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson will receive its first ever concert performance this summer. Rosalie Craig reprises her role of Althea, for which she won the Evening ...
Once it gets over the ‘90s references, ‘Everything Sucks!’ finds its story
  –  February 16, 2018
Later in the same episode, we get a Tori Amos tutorial. Everything Sucks!, Netflix’s latest coming-of-age tale, really wants to let you know it’s 1996. The 10-episode series, set in the real town of Boring, Oregon, fairs better when it’s not ...
Everything Sucks! review – Netflix's high school comedy fails to make the grade
  –  February 16, 2018
Freshman Luke (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) arrives home with new friend Kate (Peyton Kennedy): a sweet, reserved girl in a Tori Amos T-shirt, who also happens to be the principal’s daughter. There’s a new CD in Luke’s mailbox from a mail-order music club.
Everything Sucks! Most Definitely Does Not Suck
  –  February 15, 2018
makes sure that we never forget it. The kids in Everything Sucks! brood to music by Tori Amos and Oasis. They play with slap bracelets and use VCRs plugged into non-flat-screen televisions. They dress like No Doubt–era Gwen Stefani and paste magazine ...
The Other Color: What Growing Up a Redhead Meant for My Self-Confidence
  –  February 15, 2018
I found my own redhead positivity by seeing the way red hair looks on women I admire. It happened the first time I saw Tori Amos. Her red hair wasn’t dorky; it was cool, artistic, regal. (I got those same vibes again with Florence Welch.) That type of ...
Chloe Gosselin Named Her Fall 2018 Shoes After Famous Feminists
  –  February 14, 2018
The designer named her shoes after feminist pioneers such as Rosie the Riveter and Gloria Steinem, the late artists Maya Angelou and Louise Bourgeois — and her personal heroes, including Diane von Furstenberg and Tori Amos. “My dad is a drummer ...
TV Review: ‘Everything Sucks!’ on Netflix
  –  February 14, 2018
All things considered, if “Everything Sucks” helps viewers find a new appreciation of Tori Amos, whose music is featured effectively in a couple of episodes, the whole endeavor was probably worth it. As the show calms down and gains focus, the core ...
Review: ‘Everything Sucks!’ pits A/V club freaks against drama club geeks in 1996-set teen drama
  –  February 14, 2018
Kate is the sweet, shy daughter of the school principal whose favorite music of the moment is from Tori Amos. More TV: HBO's Here and Now needs to decide what type of show it wants to be Their worlds collide in A/V club, where Luke quickly falls for Kate.
9 Thoughts I Had While Taking Ayahuasca
  –  February 11, 2018
Chelsea Handler tried it in her recent Netflix series, while everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Jim Carrey, Tori Amos, and Father John Misty have also spoken about their experiences. Full disclaimer up front: Ayahuasca has varying legal status around the world.
Meet Rae Morris: The Vocal Equivalent of A Galaxy Bar
  –  February 10, 2018
Fact. Here the 25 year-old from the big lights of Blackpool - who names Tori Amos giving her a scarf a seminal career moment - talks about the perils of being a girl boss in a male dominated world… “When it came to creating the album I was feeling ...
The Top Uses of Tori Amos Songs in Movies or TV
  –  February 9, 2018
Tom has written several articles pertaining to TV and films throughout the course of his career. At this time he is a published author and an aspiring screenwriter and has featured several short film ideas on his own site. His full-length novels include ...
The Guide to Getting Into Tom Waits
  –  February 6, 2018
So think “Ol’ ‘55” by the Eagles, “Jersey Girl” by Bruce Springsteen, “Downtown Train” and “Tom Traubert's Blues” by Rod Stewart, Joan Baez’s “Whistle Down The Wind,” “Time” by Tori Amos, and “Martha” by Tim Buckley.
A Day in the Life of Sam Villavert
  –  February 6, 2018
As a teen, she discovered Tori Amos and Fiona Apple and decided she wanted to play piano like the former and write raw, kick-you-in-the-face lyrics like the latter. Lately, she's been loving Solange, whom she saw perform in Marfa last year. (“It was ...


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