Skip navigation! Story from Music. Nineteen years ago this month, Fiona Apple released Tidal. In honor of that admittedly odd-numbered birthday, we decided to look back on the controversy surrounding the video for the album's most famous single, "Criminal. In , Apple was 18 years old and finishing up her debut album, Tidal. Much of it was written by the time she was 16 — songs filled with the sort of lyrical and musical depth typical of artists who've lived hard and have many years of professional songwriting behind them. Apple offered an irresistible combination to the pop music industry, including a deep alto voice and jazz-with-a-rock-edge style of songwriting. It spent 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot chart, propelled sales of Tidal to more than 3 million copies, and got her music noticed by the kinds of people who give out Grammy and MTV awards. She won one of each for the song alone.
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Welcome back, Fiona! Returning to the main stage for the first time in five years, Apple, of the wide eyes and smoke-tinged vocals, kicked off her highly anticipated eight-day tour last Wednesday at South by Southwest. Some of the material on Tidal Apple composed when she was 15 after having been raped by an intruder in her Manhattan apartment building. Speaking to Apple by phone on the day before her 20th birthday, I found her intelligent, thoughtful, and above all, funny. But in many of your public appearances, you come off as unbelievably angry. What are you so upset about? People are too complacent. I have absolutely no regrets. Some people say I made an ass out of myself. But I had an opportunity, and I took it the way I wanted to.
Miley Cyrus. Britney Spears. Christina Aguilera. Time after time, pop stars push the boundaries of sexuality to sell music. What weird shit will we get into by then?