Tidal is Fiona Apple's debut studio album that was released on July 23, 1996 by Work Records and Columbia Records.


  1. Sleep To Dream 4:08
  2. Sullen Girl 3:53
  3. Shadowboxer 5:24
  4. Criminal 5:41
  5. Slow Like Honey 5:56
  6. The First Taste 4:46
  7. Never Is A Promise 5:54
  8. The Child Is Gone 4:14
  9. Pale September 5:50
  10. Carrion 5:43

Chart Performance[]

"Tidal" peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200. As of July 2016, it has sold 2.9 million copies in the United States.

Critical Reception[]

Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that Apple "demonstrates considerable talent" and called the album a "promising and very intriguing debut."

He also wrote: "Most of Tidal is comprised of confessional singer/songwriter material, and while they strive to say something deep and important, much of the lyrics settle for clichés."