But then that it's not real and that she was dating nick.
After the Glitter Fades would also prove literally prophetic in coming years.
· Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1991) Devoid of poetry and instrumentation, would be a bigger hit.
THERE'S only one thing Regina Spektor honestly wants to say to the world and it's on the front of her album: . I sound like a nine-year-old but, you know, I grew up in the city, so I'm all right." She adds this last bit because has a vulnerable, occasionally dark quality that, if she were Tori Amos or Fiona Apple, might lead one to suspect she was an ingenue adrift in a bad world.
It has no literal bearing on anything inside, which is just a bunch of stories she made up at her piano, like a musical Franz Kafka: ordinary/surreal stories that reveal nothing whatsoever about Regina Spektor. "For me, if I wasn't gonna be a musician, I'd probably be an actor, you know what I mean? "Could you imagine somebody listening to this record and thinking 'Wow, she hates the city, she does drugs, she cut her boyfriend's hair, she's this, she's that, she's lonely'? "I guess some people do that but what do they think when they read Kafka?
· Missy Higgins - The Sound of White (2004) "They're all very personal and all from my real life experiences," she revealed to Triple J's Robbie Buck.
"It's a bit like I'm telling a whole lot of people stuff that I wouldn't tell anyone but my close friends." After selling 700,000 albums, she must get a lot of birthday cards.
Begin To Hope is out through Warner Music Australia.
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· Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996) Only 18, she already had enough troubles for one of the year's more disturbing albums.
A childhood rape, obsessive-compulsive and eating disorders all made the final cut.
"There was this girl and every day she would ask me what nationality I was and I'd tell her every day I was a Jew and she'd get this look on her face like 'How does somebody admit to something so horrible?