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The Power And The Beauty: Tori Amos' Favourite Music
Lisa Jenkins , November 30th, 2021 07:30

From bonding with her daughter over Dolly Parton and Cocteau Twins to being starstruck by Billy Joel and Elton John, Tori Amos takes Lisa Jenkins through thirteen tracks that have defined her life and career


Papa Mali – ‘Sugarland’ from Do Your Thing
(Honourable Mention)

This track is incredible, that sound, that’s the swamp talking. It’s a very New Orleans kind of sound. When you listen to this kind of music it’s that Southern rich sound of the land, when it’s just coming through the speakers, the groove of it, it’s hypnotic. Yet it’s also trying to make a point because it acknowledges the Native American plight and so I think the song is not just sonically taking you on a journey, but it’s a documenting history.