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Just when you think nineties revival has hit a critical mass, there’s more: more chokers, more bodysuits, more high-waisted jeans. We’re about over it. Except of course, when it comes to Tori Amos, the woman who plays a piano with the vengeance of a guitar god and still shows her femininity and sexuality. Whether you know or even like Tori Amos’s music (and if it’s the former, check it out now), there’s no arguing that the woman is a bad ass. ┬áLike Bjork, her videos were artsy, but with a dreamlike quality. She sang of girlhood and womanhood and boys in a way that was real, tough, and vulnerable. Take these lyrics from “Silent All These Years”:

“So you found a girl who thinks really deep thoughts
What’s so amazing about really deep thoughts
Boy you best pray that I bleed real soon
How’s that thought for you”

Sure, Taylor Swift is cute, but Tori Amos is straight-up legit (to be all nineties about it) — which is why this video by Pitchfork in which Amos rates random things (adult coloring books, chocolate, Morrissey in 2017) makes us love her even more.

Our girl is FULL of sage advice. Our favorite? On the topic of Googling yourself, she says:

“Be careful what you’re looking for because you can’t unsee it.”

Um, ain’t that the truth! As the musician releases her 15th album, at the age of 53, Tori Amos is cooler than ever — and one aspect of nineties revival that’s long overdue.

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