, the seminal album from ferocious female singer-songwriter Fiona Apple
, served as the introduction to raw, sexual female rock and roll thanks to Apple's throaty delivery and suggestive lyrics. Alongside Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville
tracks --especially "Criminal" and its sultry video-- showed the world that women could bring sexual imagery and themes to their music without trying to be objects of objectification like most female pop stars. Fiona Apple has been away from the scene for a while now, but she's releasing her first LP in seven years, The Idler Wheel...
-- and twenty other words. Apple played a set at SXSW showcasing some of her new tracks, and we can't wait to see what rabbit holes she takes us down this year.