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But once I listened to it a second or third time, I really began to love it. Ani's voice is the best it's ever been on any of her records, the lyrics are brilliant as always....now I can't believe I once disliked it so much. My favorite tracks on it are Superhero (such a wonderful song), Napoleon (I get such a big smile on my face whenever I listen to this one), Done Wrong (gorgeous and sad), and Joyful Girl (whispery and pretty).
I love this album because on it Ani displays such quiet, heartfelt emotion that I've never heard on any of her other records. Not A Pretty Girl is still my favorite album of hers, but Dilate will always have a special place in my heart. Thank you, Ani.
To them, I said: "She already made like a gazillion albums in her other style! She recorded more songs already than most artists ever will. How long was she supposed to keep going before trying something new?" I figure she has to either reinvent herself or get bored, and I think she made the right choice
I think this album is a TRIUMPH. It's mopey, honest, and absolutely heartfelt. Her lyrics are just as smart as ever.
SUPERHERO is a fantastic song about how when we fall in love, we all become ridiculous cliches ... no matter how 'above it' we thought we were before.
ADAM AND EVE is a powerful, brooding feminist statement about men who "leave you in the morning".
OUT OF ME, ONTO YOU is more or less ... a curse on someone you hate.
I think DILATE is a gem, and every Ani fan should take it back out again and listen to it with fresh ears.
Now, to review Dilate. I just got this recently and it's one of those CD's that I had to listen to a time or three to get used to, but I really like it. It's different from all the other CD's I have by Ani (well that was a stupid statement, all her CD's are different!) I own these albums: Little Plastic Castle, To The Teeth, Revelling/Reckoning and Evolve. This album, so it seems from listening to it in comparison to the others I have and from reading reviews, is the album when she changes from her old style to the newer one on LPC and following ones. It's great because it has her stripped down style with some major changes like samples, hip-hop type beats, and electric guitar.
Track 1, "Untouchable Face," is an nice song with a mellow beat and guitar. From the lyrics it sounds like she's in love with someone who's already taken, and is regretting it. Her use of the 'f-word' can be misleading, I don't necessarily think it's supposed to be a rage-filled song, it's more sarcastic I think (just my opinion).
If this album were a roller coaster, the first song would be the ramp leading to the top & the second song, "Outta Me Onto You" would be the first terrifying drop! It's so energetic in its anger that it's a little startling & very listenable too. It's the perfect song if you're pissed off @ someone!Read more ›
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Ani Difranco is best known for her political songs. The straightforward kind that call somebody out. Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by Megan
I played the cd and one track skipped a lot, but I cleaned the cd and it plays great now!Published on October 30, 2009 by luv the arts
On her first five albums, Ani DiFranco developed a unique style of sharp, even hard, acoustic folk music whose closest precedent would be Glyn Johns-era Joan Armatrading. Read morePublished on July 12, 2009 by mianfei
This entire album is written out of Ani's frustration over a relationship (with a guy this time) and what results is honestly the best from-start-to-finish break-up album that you... Read morePublished on June 21, 2009 by Jason Hornbuckle
This is classic Ani at it's best for me! There is no situation in life that you will go through that there is not an Ani song to help you express it and Dilate has so many of... Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Nanette Moore
Dilate will always be the Ani Difranco-defining CD for me, since it was the first I'd heard of her. I've owned 2 copies and listened to it for years, and never get tired of it. Read morePublished on March 16, 2009 by HGW
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