Fiona Apple’s “The Idler Wheel…” Is Streaming on NPR, Probably You Should Listen

Rachel’s Team Pick:

I know, you thought Fiona Apple had topped herself as far as paragraph-long album titles (and also albums) with:

When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He’ll Win the Whole Thing Fore He Enters the Ring There’s No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You’ll Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You Know That You’re Right.

Well, you are entitled to maintain that opinion if you want, but you should at least check out The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. (Okay, yes, that’s more of a sentence-long album title. Bear with me.) Its official release is on June 19, but you may have already heard the single “Every Single Night,” and as of today you can hear the entire album streaming on NPR! “Every Single Night” still sounds fantastic, but I think I may ultimately be a “Hot Knife” girl? I don’t know, I really like the album. You should listen to it too! What do you think? What part of my body should I tattoo Fiona Apple’s face on? Also, Fuck/Marry/Kill Tidal, When the Pawn, and Extraordinary Machine? Just kidding, you obvs marry all of them.

UPDATE: There’s also a new video out for “Every Single Night!” There’s an octopus in it.

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Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Thanks for this!! going to see her in vancouver on the 24th – got to brush up on her new music!

  2. Yay! I <3 Fiona Apple and she's a fellow virgo too, wo0t! I'll definitely be watching out for the album.

  3. the link doesn’t work for me. also, payday was today and my check was way smaller than it should be. you’re not responsible for either, my mom just isn’t answering her phone and I need someone to whine to.

  4. I don’t like to casually throw around the word “genius,” but I think with this album Fiona’s proven that she deserves the title.

  5. This album is brilliant. It’s so brilliant that it has staved off the anxiety attack I’ve been trying to fight all evening.

  6. Oh Fiona, you never disappoint.
    (unless for when i have to wait 939359 years between albums)

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