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Dilate


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  • Audio CD (Dec 12 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Festival Distribution Inc.
  • ASIN: B0000058MS
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,254 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Untouchable Face
2. Outta Me, Onto You
3. Superhero
4. Dilate
5. Amazing Grace
6. Napoleon
7. Shameless
8. Done Wrong
9. Going Down
10. Adam And Eve
11. Joyful Girl


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By C. Preston TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 12 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Ani DiFranco is just a jewel in the rough as a musician. I love her dogged determinationn to be original, from releasing
her own CD's using her own label. Smart move so she can maintain her own sense of control over her own artistry. I can
never figure out why artists especially unknown don't just make & sell their own CD's rather than use the music industry
since they don't seem to be evolving much in finding or supporting unknown artists. I love how her songs feel like they
are crystal clear to the listener...I heard that she tapes her songs on an old tape machine..so maybe that's why they all
sound so intimately close! This musician doesn't need any "tricks" or diversions to express her songs, she's raw to the
core! Yeah for us!

1.Amazing Grace: This is one of my favorite versions of this song ever. It is original in it's structure which is hard
to do with such a widely known song. Ani does some really great strumming on this...nothing that overpowers the lyrics.
I love her interpretation of the lyrics and vocal performance. The drumming is so marvelous in this piece and I loved the
church bells in the song given it's obvious reference in where we would hear this song sung the most! The lady speaking
in this song is so cool...it gives you the feel of days gone by...like something you would have heard back in the 50's..using
the megaphone to give it the feel of how radio's sounded back then when people got alot of their news thru that media.
Her vocal is just so well done as it always is. To me this interpretation is a modern contemporary version of this
classic song. I love the percussion in it too that almost sounds like a lion roaring...maybe a washboard was used..not sure
but it sounds great!
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By A Customer on March 26 1999
Format: Audio CD
I don't know if it because I bought it at a certain period in my life or what, but I own about 7 of Ms. Difranco's CDs and every time I put THIS ONE in, I get this bad a$$ feeling, and it makes me wanna put on some black combat boots, and dye my hair purple, and get a tattoo, and get my nipples pierced, and get in my car and drive around smoking cigarettes, and flip off men,and spit out the window, and drive REAL FAST, and stop obeying stop signs, and get out of my car after I park it on the sidewalk in the park, and walk around with my top off, and when older women look at me funny I wanna say,"HEY, HEY YOU , OLD LADY, YEAH YOU, WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT..HUH? ME- WHY, WHY YOU LOOKING AT ME, YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE-WANNA TAKE ME HOME OR SOMETHING..WELL, FORGET IT YOU'RE TOO OLD, YEAH THAT'S RIGHT....GRANNY!" But then I reflect on my thoughts and decide it would just be better to just drive around and smoke the cigarettes. This CD is amazing.
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Some people were annoyed, if I remember right, when Ani DiFranco made this album -- much more brooding and with a lot more backup band than her others.
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.
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By A Customer on Nov. 12 2003
Format: Audio CD
Intrigued by the cover, I bought this cd, coincidentally after getting dumped. Then while acustoming myself to the album, I got rejected incessently. My pain was captured perfectly by Ani's Dilate. Its now one of my favorite albums. So sad, so beautiful. It is the perfect crawling into a corner and crying album.
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Format: Audio CD
My favorite Ani songs are scattered across all her albums, so it was tough to pick one album as my favorite, but if forced I'd have to pick Dilate, not for having the most faves but the best total effect. In fact it contains neither of my absolute favorite Ani songs, Not A Pretty Girl and Little Plastic Castles. But this is Difranco at her aggressive folk best, lacking the later jazz and world music influences. Superhero and Napoleon stand out, but all the tracks are clever and moving.
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Dilate is one of my favorite Ani DiFranco records. It was recorded during a time when Ani was dealing with some "heavy duty" issues. The lyrics are honest, smart and witty, and the music is extremely powerful and moving.
Dilate marks a time when Ani was experimenting with her sound. This is evidenced by the frequent use of electric guitars, drum machine tracks, and samples. The vocal tracks also sound very different than any other Difranco record. When I first heard the sound of the vocals I was immediately reminded of Suzanne Vega.
Playing this record very loudly from beginning to end, the listener will experience an explosion of emotion. Dilate is a beautiful record and a must have for any passionate music fan.
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