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Tori Amos — Shattering Sea
Album: Night Of Hunters
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Total ratings: 226









Released: 2011
Length: 5:38
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that is not my Blood on the bedroom floor
that is not the Glass that I threw before

He gets his power from tide and wave
But grains of sand are my domain

His tempest surged an angry flash
then through my arms formed a sea of glass

Shattering sea
closing my eyes
Shattering sea
closing my eyes
Shattering sea
closing my eyes

every line
every curve
every twist
every turn of every brutal word
every turn, every line
every line, every curve
every twist, every turn
every curve of every brutal word

that is not my Blood on the bedroom floor
that is not the Glass that I threw before
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See on hea.


This song is so good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...

 
Nothing offensive about it, except it makes nothing but noise.

 
fredriley wrote:

"Literally"? What, with real grit? Oochy McPoochy!

RP listeners sure have taken against songs from this CD, which surprises me as although the musically tricksy backgrounds will offend as many as they delight, they're not so offensive, surely? 8 from the intrigued Nottingham jury.
 


Please shoot me.  There is only one other RP son I can think of that reminds me of Mars Attacks - you know when they play that music that makes the Martians' heads explode inside their see through bubble helmets.....aaahhhahahahahaaaaaaa stop stop stop..
This is tedious....
Official anthem of the Bunny Boiler Society!
Sorry, but this irritates me like 40 grit sandpaper. I'll just turn the volume down until it's over and let others enjoy it.
Oh great.... Another crappy tori song




marvelous...  love this song...

 
Nails on a chalk board anyone? It would be preferable.
Ouch - that was a tough transition - from Smells Like Teen Spirit to THIS?!  I guess the angst is in both....but expressed mighty differently!
 rulebritannia wrote:
This is why God invented the Mute Button.
 
Was that when he was contracting for Bell Labs or IBM?
Intense, ain't it?

Hearing Tori Amos's voice takes me back to my college days, when the sad and depressing lyrics fit but now they do not!  I like the sounds she creartes though. 


 grungepuppy wrote:

Me too! I love Tori!
 


I know what you mean...  and this song is soooo very interesting...  I like it more every time I hear it...

 
 daveesh wrote:
sorry. too early in the morning for this. i just realized that i am sitting here literally gritting my teeth.
 
"Literally"? What, with real grit? Oochy McPoochy!

RP listeners sure have taken against songs from this CD, which surprises me as although the musically tricksy backgrounds will offend as many as they delight, they're not so offensive, surely? 8 from the intrigued Nottingham jury.

{#Puke}
{#High-five}
 MrKite wrote:
 This whole album is a grower. You need an open mind and some time and eventually it pays off. One of my favourites of this year. Wholly original, strangely rich and musically brilliant!
 

{#High-five}


sorry. too early in the morning for this. i just realized that i am sitting here literally gritting my teeth.
My God, for the first time on RP I was really very close to rate 1 two songs in a row...
I'm all for artists "spreading their wings" and trying something different
But...........
She lost me on this album.
I'm afraid I insult the rest of the Sucko-Barfo songs by giving this a 1 
 
Oh. My. Ears!
miserable in every way
 Moak wrote:


Simple-minded bullshit {#Arrowu}
 
It's Tori imitating Vienna imitating Tori imitating Kate imitating an anonymous female piano-playing singer-songwriter.

Duh!

 scraig wrote:

the chaos is what saves this song
 
No, really, it just doesn't. I've liked Tori for years but this is just dreadful.
 rulebritannia wrote:
This is why God invented the Mute Button.
 
Indeed....

make the check payable to: Catherine Mary Bush
This is why God invented the Mute Button.
 romeotuma wrote:

love this...
 
 
Me too! I love Tori!

what the h****? Tori Amos after Nirvana? Going to grab something to eat till the 'song' is over :D


love this...
 
{#Frustrated}
 hippiechick wrote:
Beautiful!
 


Yes, isn't this song groovy, honey?  Love it...  love you, too...


 
 musikk wrote:
eww
 

OK, born in '91...you get a pass...for now.
eww
 MiracleDrug wrote:
make the check payable to: Catherine Mary Bush...
 

Simple-minded bullshit {#Arrowu}
 This whole album is a grower. You need an open mind and some time and eventually it pays off. One of my favourites of this year. Wholly original, strangely rich and musically brilliant!
Beautiful!
annoying. typical Tori.
make the check payable to: Catherine Mary Bush...

Can we rate lower than Barfo - Sucko? 


Just can't take it—- VLC: Stop.. 


This is soooo cool...  I like it more every time I hear it...
 
 swoeller wrote:
I fought the pavlovian response to trash all things Tori and to listen...ignoring the lyrics and focusing on the music...I like it. 
 

Trashing all things Tori wasn't it at all —- there is hours of her stuff in our iPod.

This one is just unlistenable, that's all.

I fought the pavlovian response to trash all things Tori and to listen...ignoring the lyrics and focusing on the music...I like it. 
I really like it. . . 
Ear assault.
I clicked stop in my media player.. I wish Bill would trend the number of listeners that drop off after starting certain songs, and use it as a metric..  I heard the "king of pain" melody in there somewhere too.. Also, one of my least favorite police songs.. 

Yes...Tori is complex in her artistry.  I love it.
Love Tori! She can sing the phone book, as far as I'm concerned.
 keller1 wrote:
I love Tori, but this is an error in judgment on her part.

Atonal may be cool to a select few who get it —- or, more appropriately, say that they do.

To the rest of us, it's just unlistenable.
 
I disagree...  this is very listenable to the rest of us...  this song is cool...


 
I love Tori, but this is an error in judgment on her part.

Atonal may be cool to a select few who get it —- or, more appropriately, say that they do.

To the rest of us, it's just unlistenable.

 d-don wrote:
Even on the songs I don't care for, I love reading Romeo's comments. Keep 'em coming! Hope room service is keeping you sated in your hotel room.
 
Thank you!  I really think Tori Amos pulls it off with the disharmony...  I think she has enough melody and cool music to make it work, and the result is a very fresh and original sound...  I'll bet this whole album is interesting...  I have not heard it yet, but I will get it soon...  I like most of her previous music...


Well, she made it her own... I just wish she hadn't decided to shared it with the rest of us...
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...  this album must be incredibly fresh and original...  I want it...

 
  Even on the songs I don't care for, I love reading Romeo's comments. Keep 'em coming! Hope room service is keeping you sated in your hotel room.


 Moak wrote:
You're free to limit yourself as much as you want.  You love your short rock pop melodies...enjoy them. Just stop getting mad when I call you an idiot.
 
Or, you can just accept that people have a different set of opinions than you and leave it at that.  After all, I think you are an ignorant assbag based on your comments, but I'm sure you have a much different opinion of yourself. 

See?  That's called a differing of opinion.  It's encouraged here.


Thought it was Kate by 10 sec, though was not disappointed overall, and have never been..........tho' I do have a penchant for redheads lol


 Bone wrote:
There's a little black spot on this song todayyyy...

meh
 
Yeah, Tori will always be the "Queen of Pain"...

 Bone wrote:
There's a little black spot on this song todayyyy...

meh
 

Indeed...too black !
meh,meh


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...



 
There's a little black spot on this song todayyyy...

meh
Tori?...this sounds just like "Whipping Boy" by Shearwater - it shatters my sea...

 
...good year for hunters and christmas parties...

...and i hate feeling the monster climb deeper inside of me feeling him gnawing my heart away hungrily...
 acolt wrote:
Fighting a 3 minute long battle against harmony.
 

That's hilarious. I was a Tori fan at one time, but all I hear from her now are variations on the same theme. It's disappointing as I think she's very talented. Methinks Moak is a little prickly when it comes to Ms. Amos!

 Moak wrote:

You're free to limit yourself as much as you want.  You love your short rock pop melodies...enjoy them. Just stop getting mad when I call you an idiot.

 
I'm sure Ms. Amos appreciates your strident defense of her music.



Everybody in my hotel room asked me to turn the volume up...  this song is interesting...  love it...

 
Not her best. Oh well.
 acolt wrote:

Are we allowed to trash it after two?

Sometimes people don't like the same songs you do, and take time to voice their opinion about those songs, just like people who like them. Nothing wrong with it.

 

You're free to limit yourself as much as you want.  You love your short rock pop melodies...enjoy them. Just stop getting mad when I call you an idiot.

 Moak wrote:
{#High-five}  Exactly!!  When you don't know about anything, or don't want to take the time...completely trashing a song and artist after one listen.  Then yeah, no "critics" allowed.
 
Are we allowed to trash it after two?

Sometimes people don't like the same songs you do, and take time to voice their opinion about those songs, just like people who like them. Nothing wrong with it.

This is brilliant!! I can appreciate it on so many levels, orchestral music is so damn difficult to write much less throwing pop music at it.


This song is soooo good for the ears...  this album must be incredibly fresh and original...  I want it...

 
...well this is a welcomed change of character...
Fighting a 3 minute long battle against harmony.


very cool...

 
Night of Hunters marks Tori's 12th studio album, set to release on September 20, 2011(US), and her first with classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. The album kicked off when Deutsche Grammophon approached Tori to write a 21st-century song cycle based on classical themes. She carries on the classical tradition of variations on a theme: taking inspiration from classical forms to create a bold new work while paying tribute to the mastery of the original compositions.

"I decided when Deutsche Grammophon approached me to write a 21st-century song cycle, the hitch was that it would be based on classical themes. I looked at their doctor of musicology and thought This is not a small task. And she said, "I know you've been working on the musical, so you should be able to apply narrative to this project." And I said, "Well, yeah, I think I can do that, but the worrying thing is messing with the masters! That's more disconcerting." So I decided to take it to a place that I understood and a place that has mythology, because good song cycles - there's a level of otherworldliness - that's why it works. To me, if it doesn't have a poetic subtext going on, and the characters don't come in that take us on some kind of spiritual quest, then I don't think it will last for 50 years or 100 years. It has to transcend time in a way - and yet reflect the time you're in."
- Out Magazine, Catching Up with Tori Amos (August 11, 2011)


Gotta go with a 5 on first listen.  I don't like it, but I don't dislike it.  Guess I cared enough to come over and take a peek.    Perhaps it will grow on me.  (Like mold?)
Rather harsh.
I like it. . . 
::Chills::
Thank you, Bill, for playing this.
Genius.
Hi Moak! {#High-five}
Such a beautiful album! I love Tori!
Oh Dear Gods - Please Spare Us This Pain.  One of only two songs on RP that make me want to JUMP!
 


 
drewd wrote:

Are we now supposed to drop to our knees and praise the great Ms Amos ??
No critics allowed I guess !!  You appear to be the "clever" one........
 

{#High-five}  Exactly!!  When you don't know shit about anything, or don't want to take the time...completely trashing a song and artist after one listen.  Then yeah, no "critics" allowed.
 Nerubo wrote:
My reaction to Tori Amos:  "The angst is strong in this one."  
 
Never understood her popularity. Blech!
 rlr511 wrote:
I used to llove Tori but this song is chaotic and without focus.  I hate it
 
the chaos is what saves this song
 Moak wrote:


If you don't have the attention span to "get it", then why say anything?  She moved you enough to put down the DS and make a comment...but no, just a typically bland attempt to find out if anyone notices how "clever" you are.
 
Are we now supposed to drop to our knees and praise the great Ms Amos ??
No critics allowed I guess !!  You appear to be the "clever" one........


I'm not grokking this.
Strange version of King of Pain...
My reaction to Tori Amos:  "The angst is strong in this one."  
 martinc wrote:
Piano reminded me of some emerson lake and palmer peices. Lots going on here. On hell of a composition. Like to hear more from this  CD
 
Here's the whole thing...enjoy.

 acolt wrote:
If I wanted to hear a weird-ass song with no musical resolution whatsoever, it would be "Greedy Fly" by Bush. Not this.
 
Your grasp of musical terminology and theory is surprisingly impressive for an amateur critic...as well as your ability to drop the names of cool songs to dazzle us even more.
 juicymouth wrote:
wow. i thought this was another amos cover song (ie. slaughtering) - police king of pain.  can't say i'm a huge fan.  guess i just don't get it.
 

If you don't have the attention span to "get it", then why say anything?  She moved you enough to put down the DS and make a comment...but no, just a typically bland attempt to find out if anyone notices how "clever" you are.
 juicymouth wrote:
wow. i thought this was another amos cover song (ie. slaughtering) - police king of pain.  can't say i'm a huge fan.  guess i just don't get it.
 
I just came to say the same... pretty apt for a new guy!
wow. i thought this was another amos cover song (ie. slaughtering) - police king of pain.  can't say i'm a huge fan.  guess i just don't get it.
Oh sooo dramatic.
Sounds like Kate Bush. Just sayin'.
If I wanted to hear a weird-ass song with no musical resolution whatsoever, it would be "Greedy Fly" by Bush. Not this.
Piano reminded me of some emerson lake and palmer peices. Lots going on here. On hell of a composition. Like to hear more from this  CD
Better than the average Tori Amos song!
I used to llove Tori but this song is chaotic and without focus.  I hate it

 handyrae wrote:

My ears respectfully disagree.


 

I think she pulls it off with the discordant orchestra stuff...  I think it is complex, and makes the music interesting...  love this song...



 

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
 
My ears respectfully disagree.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Dramatic, pounding, thrusting, throbbing, pulsating, .... etcetera!

 

I think you nailed it.  Especially the etcetera part.
Average rating 10? Not for long! Mwa ha ha ha!


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
Dramatic, pounding, thrusting, throbbing, pulsating, .... etcetera!