Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Tori Amos – Crucify


363 – Tori Amos – Crucify (1992)
Written by Tori Amos
Produced by Ian Stanley and Davitt Sigerson
Label – Atlantic/EastWest

“Crucify” was written as a response to the critical and commercial failings of Tori’s 80s pop career with synth pop band Y Kant Tori Read. Lyrically she purges her soul, often using religious imagery to emphasise a view that she was led to portray herself as something she never aspired to. As personal “confessionals” in music go, this is one of the most astonishingly heartfelt and open.

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