When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And He’ll Win The Whole Thing ‘Fore He Enters The Ring There’s No Body To Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand And Remember That Depth Is The Greatest Of Heights And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where To Land And If You Fall It Won’t Matter, Cuz You’ll Know That You’re Right. Turns 20

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Fiona-Apple-When-The-PawnThey’ve been showing up again in my social-media feed lately: Fiona Apple and Paul Thomas Anderson at the Out Of Sight premiere in 1998. There’s a context for all this, of course. In the great recent stripper caper Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez makes a grand entrance while dancing to Apple’s song “Criminal.” And in a recent … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Fiona Apple – “The Whole Of The Moon” (The Waterboys Cover)

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Fiona Apple covered the Waterboys’ “The Whole Of The Moon” for the end credits of the series finale of The Affair. Apple also made the theme song for the Showtime show, which debuted back in 2014 and wrapped up its run last night. As The New York Times points out, the … More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Fiona Apple Contributes Song To Bob’s Burgers Halloween Episode

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Bob's BurgersThe Fox animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers has solicited contributions from a lot of great musicians over the years. The National have involved themselves in the show’s Thanksgiving festivities many, many, many times among myriad other crossovers. The characters appeared in More »

Fiona Apple Accepts Lil Nas X’s Offer To Collaborate

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Fiona AppleThe slightly awkward Lil Nas X/Fiona Apple non-feud seems to be coming to a warm, fuzzy conclusion. More »

Fiona Apple Asks Lil Nas X: “Where’s My Money, You Cute Little Guy?”

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Fiona Apple recently gave a rare interview to Vulture where she talked about the progress she’s making on her new album and her song’s inclusion in the film Hustlers. She also talked about the history of artists sampling her songs — including why she refused Panic! At The Disco’s request to sample one … More »

Fiona Apple Talks New Album, Hustlers, & More In Rare Interview

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In what seems like a bizarre dream but is in fact real life, Vulture has just published a rare interview with Fiona Apple, the musician’s first interview with the press in years. Apparently, Apple reached out “from a nondescript Hotmail address” to Vulture writer Rachel Handler after noticing that she called out a … More »

Fiona Apple Pledges “Criminal” Royalties To Asylum Seekers

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Fiona-AppleFiona Apple has announced that she’s donating two years’ worth of proceeds from her 1996 song “Criminal,” easily her biggest hit, to While They Wait, an organization that aid refugees attempting to find their way into the United States. Apple isn’t currently on social media, but she’s posted a letter about … More »

Fiona Apple – “In My Room” (Feat. Jakob Dylan) (Beach Boys Cover)

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Echo In The Canyon is a new documentary about the Laurel Canyon music scene — it hits theaters in Los Angeles today (5/24) and New York next week (5/31). It’s been in the works for a while, and back in 2015 there was a concert with the same name that featured … More »