Ani DiFranco continues to appear in the "pop-rock" section of all music stores, yet there is no way to qualify just exactly what her music is. She is a Renaissance person, not just a songwriter, guitar player or singer, she is a modern day speechwriter, an artist and a voice in our minds long after the music has been turned off. "Evolve" captures so many different styles that at times one is reminded of Frank Zappa as he moved from chrysalis to full blown butterfly. DiFranco is young yet, certainly by the standards of a real musician, as she is, and her savy quick ability to use her voice as a percussion instrument has only improved. "Serpentine" is perhpas one of the most breathtaking pieces on this album, simply for it's affect on our culture today. We need to listen carefully to this remarkable woman, as she sees the future and wants us to help her to make it better. Her music is amazing; "Evolve" is amazing, but it's not enough. The work must be done by all of us. I think that Ms DiFranco would agree. Start by owning this disc.