Fiona Apple
Fast As You Can
HEAT Magazine   
17-23 February 2000

4 stars out of 5 

Fiona might be yet another angsty American singer-songwriter, but she's more than a bleaker Alanis Morissette and, to prove it, is now stepping out with Boogie Nights/Magnolia director Paul Thomas Anderson. Fast As You Can is a crescendo of melodies doing inventive things. Big, brassy piano chords boom out over crashing jazz drums; vocals crackle, then a fresh breeze of a verse whooshes into jazzy drum'n'bass for the clever-clever chorus.

FORMAT GUIDE: Two CDs include a live version of Never Is A Promise and her cover of Across The Universe, taken from the soundtrack to Pleasantville.

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