Ani DiFranco is fantastic, and this album is one of my favourites - the other being Little Plastic Castle.
The first song I heard was Not A Pretty Girl, which was great. Her lyrics are very strong and to-the-bone, which I really admire, because it's a very difficult thing to tell the truth without putting you out of sorts with the happy-clappy cheerleader types that read the Top Five to find out what new music they should like next. What that song didn't prepare me for, however, is the sheer SCOPE of her talent. She doesn't waste a drop of it. Every song is a total joy -- if you're like me, one listen, you'll be itching for the rest of her albums.
All the songs are wonderful - Worthy, Tiptoe, Cradle And All, Light Of Some Kind, Not A Pretty Girl, 32 Flavours being particular stand-outs - but my favourite, to tell you the truth, is the bonus track. It's an out-take almost; three failed attempts at the spoken poem Tiptoe. By the end, I was cracking up -- it's such a charming addition, you've already begun to feel close to her by hearing these great songs, but now you just simply love her!
You need to get this album! While you're at, my advice is to get Little Plastic Castle too... you won't regret it.