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The Idler Wheel...
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Studio album by Fiona Apple
Released June 19, 2012 (2012-06-19)
Genre Pop[1]
Length 42:39
Label
Producer
Fiona Apple chronology
iTunes Originals – Fiona Apple
(2006)
The Idler Wheel...
(2012)
Singles from The Idler Wheel...
  1. "Every Single Night"
    Released: May 8, 2012

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, frequently abridged as The Idler Wheel..., is the fourth and most recent studio album by Fiona Apple. Like her second album When the Pawn..., its title derives from a poem written by Apple herself.[2] It was released on June 19, 2012, by Epic Records.[3] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, her highest debut yet, selling 72,000 copies in its first week.[4] The album received a nomination at the 2013 Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Album.[5] The album was included in best of the year lists by several publications.

Background and release[edit]

Following the delays and controversy surrounding the release of Extraordinary Machine (2005), Apple began recording new material for her fourth studio album in secret, including from her label, Epic Records. When asked by BlackBook magazine when the recording sessions began, Apple remarked, "It must have started in 2008. Or 2009. I don't know! I have no idea. It's weird to think that there was 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Where've I been? What was I doing? What was that year about?"[6] Apple elaborated,

Instead of her long-time collaborator Jon Brion, Apple opted to produce the album with her touring drummer, Charley Drayton.[7] Executives at Epic found out that Apple had recorded an album in early 2012, when she presented it to them.[8] The album was originally planned for release in 2011, but Apple delayed the release until her label found a new president in 2012, explaining that she "didn't want her work to be mishandled amid corporate disarray."[7] During a secret concert in Los Angeles with Brion, Apple remarked, "I can't remember any of my new songs because they've been done for a fucking year."[9] In January 2012, L.A. Reid announced through Twitter that new material from Apple would be released later in 2012.[10][11]

Promotion[edit]

Apple announced a small tour in Spring 2012 prompting speculation over a new album.[12] Ahead of her first performance on the tour, the album and its title were announced.[13] The tour marked Apple's first performances outside of Los Angeles in over five years.[14] Apple kicked off the tour with two performances at the South by Southwest Festival where she debuted three new songs from The Idler Wheel....The album's first single, "Every Single Night", received positive reviews and was well received by fans and critics. Pitchfork's Jenn Pelly gave the song their Best New Music designation the same day.[15][16] She released a video for the track "Hot Knife" on July 24, 2013.[17]

On June 19, 2012, the same day that The Idler Wheel... was released, Apple began an expansive North American tour to promote the album. The tour kicked off in Ithaca, New York, and finished on July 29 at the Hollywood Palladium. On June 24, Apple performed at the Sunday portion of New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival, which featured acts such as Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky and Beck, among others.[18]

The music video for "Every Single Night" premiered on the Sundance Channel on June 10[19] and was directed by Joseph Cahill.[20] On the same day the entire album streamed online on NPR.[21] On June 18, Apple made her first television appearance since 2006 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Apple performed "Anything We Want" with The Roots and celebrated Paul McCartney's 70th birthday by performing "Let Me Roll It" with Jimmy Fallon performing back-up vocals.[22]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic89/100[23]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[24]
The A.V. ClubA[25]
Entertainment WeeklyA[26]
The Guardian4/5 stars[27]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[28]
MSN MusicA−[29]
NME8/10[30]
Pitchfork9.0/10[31]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[32]
Spin8/10[33]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 89, based on 35 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[23] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic awarded the album it four-and-a-half stars out of five, praising Apple's "magnetic vocals, the human element pulling us into these songs", adding that while the album has similarities to her previous three, it is "stripped of all her carnivalesque accouterments" and there is a new "unwavering determination and cohesion".[24] BBC Music reviewer James Skinner praised the "hopelessly romantic" album and her "expressive" vocals, and considered the album to be her "sparsest work to date".[34] Blair Kelly of musicOMH said the blame is "both roaring with rage and swooning with romance", finding it refreshingly "spare" while its focus is on Apple's "raw, rough and flawed" vocals."[35] American Songwriter writer Jim Beviglia rated the album four-stars-out-of-five, praising its "stark and raw" songs, its "visceral power" and Apple's presentation of "the mixed emotions that accompany the fallout of a broken relationship".[36]

Robert Christgau gave the album an A−, calling it "damn catchy", with "few arpeggios, and not much tone color and such", and while Apple "executes simple figures and hammers thick chords, including a few boogie-woogies just to make a point", the album is "mood music".[29] Melissa Maerz of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A, and regarded it as "highly confessional and creative and temperamental", concluding it "isn't easy listening. But it's worth it."[26] Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork scored the album nine out of ten and called it "the most distilled Fiona Apple album yet, commending its "raw emotion".[31] Consequence of Sound called the album "one of the most daring pop records in recent history", awarding it with four-and-a-half stars out of five."[1] Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune gave it three-and-a-half stars out of four, deeming it "more stripped down and turbulent than before", adding that "It makes for a raw, unsettling listen, tempered by shots of dark humor."[37] NME wrote: "The tension created by the lyrics and music is wonderful and uneasy, ensuring that The Idler Wheel... is endlessly fascinating and unlike anything else you're likely to hear this year."[30]

Jessica Hopper of Spin rated the album eight out of ten, writing that it "relentlessly reassures us that she’s the same old Fiona, still wilding and Weill-ing out" and "the unexpected triumph lies not in the spectacle of the singer raw-dogging her emotions, but in her total command of the anarchy that results".[33] Slant Magazine gave it four-stars-out-of-five and called the album "her most dense and ambitious" while it remains "accessible".[38] Genevieve Ksoki of The A.V. Club graded the album an A and said: "The beauty of The Idler Wheel... is how it transmits each of those feelings in excruciating, frank, and lovely detail."[39] Jillian Mapes of Billboard wrote that although the album is "devoid of much musical flourishing", it was "absolutely worth the seven-year wait".[40] The Boston Phoenix's Zeth Lundy rated the album three-and-a-half stars out of four, describing its sound as "raw and deceptively artless" and deeming it "arguably her funniest ... but also her leanest and most melodically daring."[41] Paste magazine reviewer Stephen M. Deusner rated it 8.4 out of 10, stating that Applies relies on the same eccentricities of her past work, and her inability to "get out of her own head — can’t even begin to write a song that doesn’t build on layers of self-conscious self-absorption and gritty self-loathing — may in fact be one of her greatest and most distinguishing strengths as an artist"; while her "overwrought" lyrics "can provoke cringes as easily as sympathetic nods", they "exert a considerable power, marking these songs as indelibly her own".[42] Now magazine gave the album four out of five stars, writing: "Apple's return to music is not only undeniably powerful, but Idler is arguably her best work yet."[43]

PopMatters' Enio Chiola rated the album six out of ten, finding it "purposefully and inauthentically difficult for the sake of being difficult", criticizing the "twist[ing] [of] simple arrangements and sentiments into an unnecessarily uneasy listen...[resulting] in the record being often times tiresome and boring" and Apple's "tendency to scream". "There simply isn’t enough variation" on the album, Chiola concluded, but it "isn't necessarily (even at its core) a bad record."[44] Rolling Stone gave the album three-and-a-half out of five stars, writing that the album is "rawboned emotionally" while Apple "pours out her distress on driving songs with lyrics that mix romantic poetry and therapy-speak – Byron by way of Oprah", and although the songs may "drag", her "kooky energy pushes through the slow spots."[32]

Awards and year-end lists[edit]

The album received a nomination at the 55th Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Album.[5] It was named the best album of 2012 by Time Magazine, Stereogum, Spinner, and NPR Music's Fresh Air.[45][46][47][48] It ranked at number 2 on the lists of Consequence of Sound[49] and Entertainment Weekly,[50] number 3 on the lists of USA Today and Pitchfork,[51][52] number 4 on Paste,[53] number 5 in Rolling Stone,[54] number 10 on Idolator,[55] number sixteen in Spin,[56] number seventeen on American Songwriter[57] and Filter,[58] and appeared on NPR's unnumbered list.[59] The album was ranked #10 in Pitchfork's list The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014), published in August 2014.[60]

Apple's track "Hot Knife" ranked at number twelve in Rolling Stones 50 Best Songs of 2012 list[61] and "Every Single Night" ranked at number 7 on American Songwriters Top 50 Songs of 2012.[62] In Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks of 2012, "Werewolf" was ranked at number 9 and "Every Single Night" was ranked at number 35.[63]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Fiona Apple.

No.TitleLength
1."Every Single Night"3:29
2."Daredevil"3:28
3."Valentine"3:32
4."Jonathan"5:03
5."Left Alone"4:50
6."Werewolf"3:12
7."Periphery"4:58
8."Regret"5:17
9."Anything We Want"4:40
10."Hot Knife"4:02

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from The Idler Wheel... album liner notes.[65]

  • Fiona Apple (referred to as "Feedy") – vocals, artwork, celesta, duck, field recording, keyboard bass, loops, percussion, piano, producer, thighs, truck stomper, timpani, voice strings
  • Charley Drayton (referred to as "Seedy") – autoharp, baritone vocals, bouzouki, drums, field recording, guitar, kora, harp, marimba, percussion, producer, Teisco, thighs, truck stomper, voice of pain, voice strings
  • Dan Gerbarg – mastering
  • Maude Maggart – high harmony
  • Eric Roinestad – art direction, design
  • Eddison Sainsbury – engineer
  • Andrew Slater – management
  • Sebastian Steinberg – acoustic bass, Harmony
  • Dave Way – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • John Would – engineer

Charts[edit]

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