“This album feels current because it’s an album from ten years ago”

‘I don’t cry when I’m sad anymore,’ is something someone who cries all the time is likely to say. Protests of sanity usually come from insane people, and are the most fervent promises of change from people who haven’t changed at all. This lyric occurs on the track “Left Alone,” from Fiona Apple’s new album, The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. It may be a reference to her reputation for dramatic emotional breakdowns, and seems to be a claim that she’s grown up. But more likely, the protestation that she’s changed is the best indicator that she hasn’t changed at all.

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