Prolific feminist singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco began performing at the age of nine, establishing her independence by living on her own from the age of 15 onwards. Literate, ebullient and a natural live performer, she quickly won converts drawn equally from Folk and Rock audiences. Her debut album confirmed this promise, its lyrics informed by feminist theory but never subsumed by rhetoric or preciousness. As she told Billboard magazine in 1995: `It`s not like I have an agenda in my music. It`s just that to me, the world is political. Politics is music - is life! That`s the lens I look through.` 12 tracks.
"...a dazzling folk/punk/jazz hybrid." -- Paste.com
"...celebratory and joyous..." -- Buffalo News, September 21, 2008
"...lush and elegantly recorded... . It is among DiFranco's best records... one of the only singer/songwriter albums to really push the envelope in new directions in 2008." -- Allmusic.com
"Feminism, strength, individuality and introspection all come through... But it seems some of the room in her writing that was reserved for political and societal anger has been taken up by the happiness she's found..." -- Associated Press, September 29, 2008
"a 12-track festival of folk, rock, and funk tied together by her sharply astute lyricism and wit. ...gorgeous." -- PopMatters.com, September 29, 2008