FIONA APPLE
"Fast As You Can"
(Columbia)
Hot Tickets    Jan|Feb 2000

by Max Bell

"New Yorker Apple won plenty of acclaim for her 1996 album Tidal, but then refused to play the female singer songwriter game and went into semi-retirement when she was 19. Coming back with a jazz-based tone poem that incorporates elements of ragga is a pretty bold move but Fiona's wilful talent is what separates her from the bleatingly obvious."

Hear, hear.....