I have my moments when I'm driving, when I need to listen to "angry white guy" music. Recently, I figured out that sometimes I need a dose of "angry girl" music.
By her own admission, Ani isn't what you'd call mainstream, so if you're reading this it's not likely you heard her on Letterman last night (after all, she did get booted for wanting to sing about "White Flight").
I could sit here and preach about how Ani DiFranco's music is edgy, her lyrics are biting and her guitar playing cuts right through you.
Instead, I'd prefer to tell you that her music is just great to listen to. Little Plastic Castle is an awesome song that just makes you wonder about little things in life. Fuel is a performance of just how sharp Ani's tongue can be, wrapping almost to the point of spoken word. Pixie shows the softer side of her, but how can you hate a song with lyrics like "Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep. Nobody likes their job, nobody gets enough sleep."
I didn't love every song on this CD, but I think the money was well spent.