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Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Ani DiFranco was a star from the get-go. It just took the world a little while to catch on to that fact. In 1990, folksingers didn't shave their heads, wear nose rings, or sing about the feelings in their jeans, but DiFran... more »
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Ani DiFranco was a star from the get-go. It just took the world a little while to catch on to that fact. In 1990, folksingers didn't shave their heads, wear nose rings, or sing about the feelings in their jeans, but DiFranco did. Her bracing, punky stance hit just as hard on her debut as it does now--perhaps even more so, due to its freshness and DiFranco's uncompromising solo acoustic attack. These songs, all delivered with an absorbing passion and a palpable conviction, are the bedrock of her soaring career. Some, like the fantastic and challenging "Both Hands," still pop up in concert. --Michael Ruby
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Linda H. from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 2/10/2012...
Good grief. I don't remember the last time I heard anything as monotonously self-indulgent. Very dated 90s angry feminist ranting. Musical blogging at its worst. Every lyric starts with "I" -- like eavesdropping on someone's therapy session. Awful throaty vocals. Sheesh.
Sarah B. (FolkRockFan) from SEVEN POINTS, TX
Reviewed on 11/26/2006...
I love this CD so much that, when my cat knocked my Discman off a shelf and cracked the album, I immediately bought another copy at full retail price. If you love folk music, thought-provoking lyrics and artists with integrity, you should pick up this disc.
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Great Ani album for beginners and classic for the rest
Tatyana Burkhour | TN, USA | 07/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The raw emotion, great lyrics, and intuitive gutiar play makes the feeling of being a new adult in a crap NYC apartment just as close as your speakers. This may sound bad, but it doesnt hurt for music making, and you dont have to put up with the shooting sounds at night. :) Ani kindly leads us through a young woman's life on her own: relationships, jobs, politics. At the end, leaving a great album. Personally, this will never leave my collection."
Ani's First...and it's just as amazing as all the others
Danielle M. Nicholls | Ypsilanti, MI | 08/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bare bones Ani and her guitar with songs you'll recognize from live albums or some of the bootlegs. This is a great album which really showcases Ani at her no-frills best. A must-have for any Ani fan."