American Doll Posse American Doll Posse , Tori Amos' ninth album, is sung from the POV of five characters, each represented in the booklet by various costumes and… American Doll Posse American Doll Posse , Tori Amos' ninth album, is sung from the POV of five characters, each represented in the booklet by various costumes and… 2007-05-01 Tori Amos Rock
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American Doll Posse (2007)

ALL DOLLED UP Amos successfully glams up on her ninth album, but her high-concept comes off a little raggedy
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ALL DOLLED UP Amos successfully glams up on her ninth album, but her high-concept comes off a little raggedy
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 01, 2007; Lead Performance: Tori Amos; Genre: Rock

American Doll Posse, Tori Amos' ninth album, is sung from the POV of five characters, each represented in the booklet by various costumes and wigs, à la 2001's Strange Little Girls. Good luck figuring out who's who, since ''Isabel,'' ''Clyde,'' ''Pip,'' ''Santa,'' and ''Tori'' mostly seem to share their creator's sassy, antipatriarchal, divine-feminist sensibility...but they'll all be getting their own blogs, so we can sort that out later. Too bad Posse is a conceptual wreck, because it benefits from some of the beefiest, most borderline-glam-rock moments Amos has put on record.

Originally posted Apr 16, 2007 Published in issue #931-932 Apr 27, 2007 Order article reprints
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