Fiona Apple’s Freak Appeal | Stereogum
Fiona Apple has been in and out of the public eye for about half of her life, and she hasn’t adapted to her situation and success in the normal ways. When Tidal came out, Apple was competing for our attentions at a heated time in pop music: Alanis Morissette told the world about how she went down on Dave Coulier in a movie theater. Christina Aguilera made a claim that what a girl wants is to get her brains fucked out. Tori Amos was channeling Kate Bush, writing intensely personal piano compositions about rape and miscarriage. Apple fit into a strange space.