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Recommended songs for the week of Sept. 16: Find tunes on the web by Tori Amos, and others

Tori Amos | 'FEELS' GOOD Amos pumps up the volume
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'FEELS' GOOD Amos pumps up the volume

Download This: Songs by Tori Amos, and others

Eclectic sound-collage dude Jason Forrest employs twangy singer Laura Cantrell on ''Nightclothes and Headphones,'' a brisk electro-folk-pop amalgam from his new album, Shamelessly Exciting. Sonig.com/ew.html

The Hold Steady make music steeped in the classic-rocking, Springsteenian tradition. Recorded exclusively for the Net, ''Modesto Is Not That Sweet'' finds the band at their most heartbreaking. Emusic.com/ew.html

Jim Croce's 1972 hit ''Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)'' gets Tori Amos-ized on this live, piano-driven version. She teases out the song's caught-in-the-switchboard sentiment in wrenching fashion. Music.yahoo.com

Featuring both high-pitched, sunny-day vocals and brain-curdling howls, New Jersey's True Love offer their twisted take on age-old power pop with the addictively bipolar ''Sweet Racket.'' Notlame.com

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints