This album, in my opinion, is one of the best I've ever heard. Granted, there are a couple songs that I don't care for on it, but it's actually what got me hooked on Ani. This was the first album I heard of hers, and I was hooked immediately. As I've gone back and listened to her older works more and more,I've come to realize more and more all the different influences and musical bases she's emerged from, and as a result listening to this set of music has become even more of a joy than when I first heard it. Ani's always had a very definitive, revolutionary sound. She started out intensely folky and even with some country influences, and now is at a jazzier, more musically sophisticated phase in her musicianship. I've heard all these influences more and more on this album as a result of listening and studying her past works, and I think just now I've started to realize the gorgeous intricacies of the Revelling/Reckoning set. I understand that many fans of hers would feel rather alienated from this seemingly sharp turn of her musical style, but I think that her "change" is a change to be celebrated, not a source of alienation and insult to Ani as an artist. I don't understand how people can be so shocked that she made a surprising change of musical style; hasn't Ani ALWAYS been a person to push forward and not keep doing the same thing out of habit or out of fear of change? We see this not only in her lyrics and what she's saying, but how she's saying it and in her musical leanings. In conclusion, I feel that Revelling/Reckoning is a superb album set and shows the genius that we all know resides within its maker: Ani Difranco.