Over the course of her career, Fiona Apple has established herself as the master of: haunting alt-pop compositions, taking her time between records, and of course, the wordy album title! After releasing a (fantastic) album in 1999 with a 90-word title that was quickly shortened to "When The Pawn…," Apple's latest opus, out today (June 19), includes a 23-word name that reads as follows:
"The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do."
This week, critics for dozens of publications ( including Billboard.com ) have showered praise on the latest masterwork from the elusive singer-songwriter while using more than 23 words. But if Fiona can only use 23 words to get her point across, so can you.
Write a 23-word review of "The Idler Wheel…" in the comments section below, and we'll shout-out the best posts on Billboard.com tomorrow! Whether you love or hate Fiona's latest, share your succinct thoughts to have the chance to make it into the Billboard.com Hall of Fame (which doesn't exist, but might someday!).
Want more Fiona? Check out Billboard's latest cover story for a revealing Q&A with the one and only Ms. Apple.