Many reviews of Ani's Educated Guess saddens me.
What matters most is whether the music, or song (even, part or a song), hold some significance to the listener.
"Career" and comparisons are ultimately unimportant, unless you are a, so called, music-historian, or worse, critic.
If money is THE ISSUE listen before you buy - preferably on a system which does music reproduction justice. For example, my uncle's system (Marantz SA14ver2 player & Marantz PM14mk2KI amp) Ani's albums sound very close to the bliss of her concerts.
Please, borrow the album from a friend or a library, and judge for yourself whether to purchase.
Personally, I am very fond of this album.