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Native Invader

Tori Amos

Native Invader

Album number fifteen from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A work of genius
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  2. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The strength of this album, and the 14 that precede it, is the immense healing and soothing found in the sheer beauty of Amos’ vocal delivery
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Native Invader stands tall with its own vital voice and energy, alluding to beloved touchstones from throughout Amos' oeuvre while remaining fully of its time
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Like the best of Amos’ work over the past 20 years, what makes Native Invader exceptional is its complexity: songs are laid out like puzzles, ready for the subjectivity of the listener, with no obvious interpretations
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    She confidently wields her status as a veteran rock performer, dispensing wisdom and evoking complex, unspeakable emotions with inimitable skill
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  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    One of the most purposeful full-length statements in her quarter-century career
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  7. 8.0 |   State

    Tori Amos is back, in blistering form and with something to say.
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Takes he to a whole new level. Print edition only

  9. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Amos’ intricately arranged songs are passionate and despairingly poetic
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  10. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Not one of Tori’s sexier albums, nor is it as playful as she’s demonstrated herself capable of being. But it’s strong and unwavering in its commitment to being muse-driven and unafraid
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  11. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Might be just another Tori Amos album, but for those willing to explore it, there are more than a few treats to be discovered
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  12. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Wielding her vulnerability like a battle axe, Native Invader sounds like one of the most confident, strong releases from Amos in years
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    An effectual statement by an artist who has built her career on making them, but at times it feels a little restrained in its tone compared to some of her most memorable work
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  14. 6.5 |   The 405

    A step back from Unrepentant Geraldines, but still boasts enough quality to suggest that she has another stellar album in her
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Calls out society's political and human ills
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  16. 6.0 |   Clash

    With such weighty subject matter, and with some own personal trauma influencing the record, it’s sadly lacking in bite or overall attack
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  17. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Like Scarlet's Walk, Native Invader is a concept album that surveys America post-catastrophe
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  18. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    You’re left longing for Amos’s social commentary to be laced with just a little more venom to truly conjure the state of upheaval in the world
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  19. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Having spent so long exploring the intensely personal, she struggles here to find the right tone for more public matters
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