The bigoted, easy "jokes" she sometimes fell back on weren't worthy of her. But when she went after bigger targets, she always nailed it.
Amos pushed the envelope for musical innovation and confessional lyrics. Why didn't we notice?
The Idler Wheel... is startlingly honest, artistically bold, and undeniably the best album of 2012. It's also one of the most gratifying success stories in music.
No matter how much of the spotlight she gets, Taylor always portrays herself as a girl on the edge of the crowd.
Her first three albums, which I first heard as a teen, are an exhaustive chart of what it can mean to be both sexual and a girl.
Darkness on the Edge of Town taught me to understand my dad long after we stopped speaking.