One thing I've noticed about Tori's albums is that they aren't accessible at all. Boys for Pele and To Venus and Back were both unexciting at first listen, but after about three run-throughs each, they've become intoxicating!
(Continuation of the last message) And yeah, I would definitely consider Never Be Mine to be one of the standout pieces of her entire career. Well, alongside Cloudbusting, The Ninth Wave, the last three tracks on The Dreaming, and side two of Aerial.
The Sensual World is one of my most beloved albums, since it has really helped me get through these past couple years, which have been particularly difficult for me. It took a while for me to catch on to some of its less accessible tracks (namely, Deeper Understanding and Between a Man and a Woman), but now they are ironically a couple of my favorites on the entire album.
(extension of previous message because of character limit) - I might give Tori a second chance, since I really only gave Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink a thorough listen. Got any suggestions for other albums of hers that I should dip my feet into?
I never really got into Bjork, Tori Amos, and Regina Spektor to be honest. They have a few decent tracks here and there, but nothing ever stood out to me. Fiona Apple, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and PJ Harvey are definitely the best modern female solo artists, imo.