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Ocean To Ocean

Tori Amos

Ocean To Ocean

Album number sixteen from the American singer-songwriter recorded in Cornwall during lockdown

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  1. 9.0 |   Albumism

    The inspired songs that Amos has blessed us with across Ocean to Ocean offer convincing testament to the powerful, healing role that music plays in helping us navigate and persevere through the adversities of the day
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  2. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    In looking within and expressing her pain, she has made Ocean To Ocean engaging, beautiful, and moving. At this point in her career, she has nothing to prove, but it just may be time to rediscover the genius of Tori Amos
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Like Native Invader before it, Ocean to Ocean is a late-era standout for Amos, who reaches through the dark cloud of collective grief to be that supportive presence for listeners, healing with familiar touches and a timely message
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Tori Amos’ Ocean to Ocean is a cohesive collection of songs that expertly articulates and finds meaning in the deepest recesses of despair
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    29 years on from Little Earthquakes, Amos remains an unrivaled talent, capable of discussing and dissecting the very best and worst elements of humanity without ever collapsing under the heaviness of such themes
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  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The musical subtleties and nuances begin to permeate your consciousness, like a burst of flavour at a wine-tasting
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  7. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A moving, poignant and inspiring document of a journey most of us have had to take over the past 18 months
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Introspective gems born in lockdown
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  9. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    On her 16th album, begun early this year as the UK entered its third lockdown, the Cornwall-based singer-songwriter grapples with personal loss, the cruelty of the world, and the will to keep going
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  10. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    This is a gauzy and sometimes deceptively accessible album about falling all the way to the bottom and wondering if there’s any way back
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  11. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    It’s still damn good, because it’s Tori Amos, and Tori Amos is damn good, and we should be appreciative that she is still around and making music because her music is damn good
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  12. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    With Ocean to Ocean, it seems as if Tori Amos has all but given up on pushing the limits of her instrument
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