Review: Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl.

This track was released in 1994 on the album Under the Pink.

The track starts with guitars and a drum kit. A piano follows shortly after. Some whistling is added. The vocals then come in for a verse.

From there, the track drops off with just vocals and the piano as the vocals take the track into the main chorus.

After a brief instrumental section, the vocals, drum kit, piano, and guitar comes in. The vocals take the track into the next verse. The track briefly pulls back a bit before the vocals take the track into the main chorus again.

Some vocals then repeat a bit before a piano solo comes in. After that, the vocals then go into the next verse with a subtle electric guitar playing in the background. From there, the backup vocals come in. After that, more piano and electric guitar is brought in.

After that, the vocals then repeat. These vocals then lead the track out.

For me, it took a bit to figure out where the main chorus even was. It is neither emphasized nor does it contain the title of the track anywhere. To add to this, the verses aren’t particularly exciting either.

The piano work is alright, but is greatly assisted by several other elements. In the end, there is probably too much emphasis on the piano because there’s nothing too special about the work in my view. Other elements could have offset the sounds of the piano and make it a more interesting track, but because everything revolved around the piano, the track ends up being less than interesting.

Finally, there are the vocals. This is probably the most decent part of the track. It’s hard to tell because the lyrics aren’t all that interesting, but the voice work is at least pretty decent.

Overall, this is a fairly average track. It puts too much emphasis on an average piano element. While the vocals are decent enough, the mediocre lyrics muddy that talent. Several other elements in the track try very hard to make the piano work more interesting, but the solution should have been to have a few other elements play a key roll in parts of the track to offset the piano. o, a fairly average track in the end.


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