ani's music, if looked at closely, often times reveals the opposite of what the presumed message is. that is what makes ani so misunderstood and complex. 'dilate' is an emotional masterpiece revealing a side of ani that had previously been overlooked. the opening track, 'untouchable face', perhaps a better example than any other song on the record, shows that what is said isn't always what is literally meant. when ani says... and your untouchable face" she's really proclaiming an intense love for that individual. its not a write-off, but a plea for another's love. ani's ability to play with words so gracefully is not only genius, but is also so important in todays seemingly dry reserve of good lyricists. "dilate" is another beautifully structured song, lyrically and musically. her vulnerability is lamented on again, but like always, with a strong sense of self hidden beneath. "Joyful Girl" is a favorite, in that it properly sums up the album's attitude and intent. give it a good, long, intense listen. as always, ani proves to be one of the greats, and 'dilate' is right on top of the list.