Album Review: Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple (10/10)

Fiona Apple found a way to release a timeless record in the timeliest situation. Fetch the Bolt Cutters is about liberation from both external oppressions and those we set within ourselves. Her soft sultry voice delivers the message as effectively as always, and she is not afraid to let it break on tracks like “Want You to Love Me.” It is not an accident that this album sounds like nothing else; Apple didn’t listen to any other artist in the eight years she spent producing the home-made album. What has resulted is an amalgamation of everyday sounds––stumping, banging, barking––and those jazzy blues tunes that have become such a staple of Apple’s sound.

Distributed by: Epic Records

Produced by: Fiona Apple