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DIFRANCO, ANI - NOT SO SOFT
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Top Customer Reviews
Favourites of mine include "Make Me Stay" for it's crackling self-esteem, "On Every Corner" for tackling AIDS at a time when others weren't, "Small World" for the long note near the end, "Not So Soft" because I can quote it verbatim (same inflection), "Roll With It" for its protest weight, "The Whole Night" for its bold sexuality, "The Next Big Thing" for the line 'my thing is already just the right size', and "Looking For the Holes" for its lyrics. Did I miss any? ah yes..."Anticipate" because Ani tore up her guitar one day, playing this song in Calgary, Canada in the pouring rain....and I found my favourite musician. Buy it.....it's vintage Ani.
It's very good. Acoustic, simple and honest -- it predates some of her more passionate folk/rock, and tremendously predates her synthesized stuff.
Songs like ROCKABYE are gentle, soothing -- but of course, always intelligent! This one reminds us to that we all need to comfort ourselves sometimes.
GRATITUDE is an honest look at date rape -- that actually manages to be humorous. I know that seems impossible, but Ani can pull it off! I won't give away the joke -- it's too good the first time you hear it. I don't want to spoil.
This is one of those albums you'd say is 'one of the best out there' if it were made by someone else. But since it's Ani DiFranco, and she's made too many outstanding ones even to count -- it makes it tempting to say she can do even better. But you can't deny it's an absolute keeper!
So glad I have it.
Also check out the Whole Night, Gratitude "I don't know what you and your sisters do" (great quote!), and Itch.
So yeah, For any of you that were at the East Lansing concert, I was the one who screamed out "ANI FOR PRESIDENT" right before she talked about what America would be like if she was president.
I love this album so buy it!
Most recent customer reviews
I like Ani but sometimes it sounds like she is playing the same guitar riff through every song. I like how she sings about songs with meaning.Published on Feb. 4 2004 by Dance Dance Dance
The first Ani album I ever got was Upx6, and I loved it, and wondered why many of her older fan's didn't, so I bought Not So Soft and listened to it. Read morePublished on July 29 2000 by Steven Cochrane
the acoustics on this album kick...no sellout here ladies and gents! she's the real deal, playing her heart out into music that reeks with humanity.Published on June 30 2000
I had no idea what was on this CD when I bought it, I just knew that I liked Ani and wanted some new music to listen to. Read morePublished on April 23 2000 by Sarah
This was the first Ani CD that I ever heard, and I was hooked from the first song, "Anticipate. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2000 by Sierra
Its GWEAT!! but its not her best!!! But its still amazing! If your an Ani fan, you have to have.Published on April 23 1999
This album is my personal favorite. While Ani is not as technically "on" as she is in her later albums, she sings and speaks more carefully, more precisely than in... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 1999
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