DiFranco spruces up her sparse folk arrangements with the odd brass band, accordion, and even an electric guitar or two, but the meat of these songs is still her distinctively funky acoustic guitar style (she borrowed her rhythmic plucking technique from R&B, but unplugged, it bears no resemblance to its genre of origin). Meanwhile, DiFranco's spunky activist lyrics are tempered here by a bigger dose of vulnerability than in previous albums, which allows for a unique mix of anger, humor, and poignancy. The best songs this time around are not bitter, but quietly reflective ("You Had Time," "Buildings and Bridges," "If He Tries Anything").
Performance CreditsAni DiFranco Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Chris Brown Piano
Stephen Donald Trombone
Andy Stochansky Dumbek,Drums,Vocals
Sarah McElcheran Trumpet
Colleen Allen Saxophone
Alisdair Jones Bass
Scot Fisher Accordion
Technical CreditsAni DiFranco Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Ed Stone Producer,Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This album is a great purchase- "Cause I like you, and I know you don't know it..." great songs...great lyrics...a must have Ani album.