DIFRANCO, ANI - IMPERFECTLY
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|12. Served Faithfully|
It's only by looking back on Imperfectly, Ani DiFranco's third album that we're able to see how far she's come. It's also easy to see where she came from. At this point, DiFranco was still enough of a traditional folkie to stick a political sentiment like "She sits there like America / Suffering through slow reform" into a personal song that deals with abuse ("Fixing Her Hair"). Similarly, on many songs she sounds as though if she's already come to terms with her sexuality, then she hasn't yet come to terms with the way society deals with it. But she also demonstrates that she's figuring out how to use her voice, charisma, affected delivery, and the chance to play around in the studio on the a cappellas "Every State Line" and "Coming Up." There's also the tender, impassioned tracks ("The Waiting Song," "Served Faithfully"), which DiFranco's never had a short supply of--and never been less than moving on. --Randy Silver
Top Customer Reviews
This is another hard-hitting, melodic, but deeply honest set of songs you can't live without.
It's got some political, like "Make Them Apologize" which pulls no punches and "In or Out", which could basically be the official bisexual anthem. It's got the occasional existential crisis when the opening track asks, "What if no one's watching? What if when we're dead, we are just dead?"
And for anybody who thinks of Ani as being mainly a political singer, songs like SERVED FAITHFULLY remind us that she can write a deeply personal love song like nobody's business. In fact, when she writes one, it's MORE romantic than average, because it lacks corny platitudes.
As usual, her voice is fantastic and her guitar is slamming.
Don't miss the title track, IMPERFECTLY, which declares, "We don't look like the cover of a magazine, but that's all right."
Most recent customer reviews
This album is one of her least popular, but i dont know why. Its so great from beginning to end no matter what mood your in. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by K. Miller
Little Plastic Castle, Living in Clip, Dilate, Not a Pretty Girl all frequent visitors to my CD player. Didn't like this CD at first. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by Jay
This is a punchy example of Ani Difranco's talent as a folk singer/songwriter. At first I thought it was too angry and 'folky' ... Read morePublished on July 13 2003 by Rosco
Every few years ani puts out an album that seems to contain her entire philosophy of life distilled down to lyrics. This is one of those. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by C.C. Arty (whoa-oa-oa)
I absolutely love Ani and if I could only own one of her albums this would be the one . This is a must for not just her fans but anyone of folk music .Published on July 17 2001 by Nathan Nathan
This is a good album in that the goodness is spread out. There isn't really one song that sticks out as great, but none stick out as bad or even mediocre, even. Read morePublished on July 14 2001 by Amazon Customer
I have been a fan of Ani for a long time this album is a must have for everyone. Imperfectly and Living in Clip are are some of Ani's best work if you don't own any Ani yet start... Read morePublished on June 29 2001
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