Not a Pretty Girl

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her relatively spare sixth album which features only one other musician, percussionist/vocalist Andy Stochansky, and, on one song, singer Kate Fenner, Ani DiFranco takes on a few expected topics, such as abortion "Tiptoe", capital punishment "Crime for Crime", and why she isn't on a major label "The Million You Never Made". But much of the disc is given over to introspective ruminations on personal life and love. As usual, the singer is not shy despite a song of that title about offering criticism of the person or persons she's addressing, but she is also self-critical and even, on "Sorry I Am," apologetic. The songs do not add up to the complete story of a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her relatively spare sixth album which features only one other musician, percussionist/vocalist Andy Stochansky, and, on one song, singer Kate Fenner, Ani DiFranco takes on a few expected topics, such as abortion "Tiptoe", capital punishment "Crime for Crime", and why she isn't on a major label "The Million You Never Made". But much of the disc is given over to introspective ruminations on personal life and love. As usual, the singer is not shy despite a song of that title about offering criticism of the person or persons she's addressing, but she is also self-critical and even, on "Sorry I Am," apologetic. The songs do not add up to the complete story of a relationship, but there are some deeply felt portraits here, especially "Light of Some Kind," in which the singer seems to be confessing to a man that she has been unfaithful to him with a woman. As usual, the imagery is urban and gritty; DiFranco is the kind of writer who likes to tell you that she's got last night's underwear in her back pocket as she rides home on the subway on the afternoon following an assignation. But the sometimes messy details are in the service of her view of reality, an unflinching one in which everything can be faced, even the songwriter's emotional torment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/1995
  • Label: Righteous Babe
  • UPC: 748731700720
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 91,156

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Worthy (4:31)
  2. 2 Tiptoe (0:36)
  3. 3 Cradle and All (4:18)
  4. 4 Shy (4:43)
  5. 5 Sorry I Am (4:45)
  6. 6 Light of Some Kind (4:07)
  7. 7 Not a Pretty Girl (3:55)
  8. 8 The Million You Never Made (4:18)
  9. 9 Hour Follows Hour (6:01)
  10. 10 32 Flavors (6:07)
  11. 11 Asking Too Much (2:55)
  12. 12 This Bouquet (2:28)
  13. 13 Crime for Crime (5:42)
  14. 14 Coming Up (4:45)
  15. 15 32 Flavors (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ani DiFranco Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ani DiFranco Composer, Producer
Ed Stone Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heartwrenching, soulful

    I love this album, but then, I can safely say that Ani has never done anything that I haven't liked. I recommend it to anyone and everyone (except Christina Aguilera fans).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok album

    the song shy is really really good, but the rest of the songs are kind of eh...

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    Posted November 2, 2008

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    Posted November 22, 2009

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