terça-feira, abril 21, 2009

1009. Ani DiFranco - Little Plastic Castle

Ani has never been one for coming up with good album covers but boy does this one take the cake... the music itself is pretty incongruous with the artwork. What hasn't aged so well here is Ani's constant angst and frustration with all things - sure a lot of it is still relevant in life, but it comes across here as more of a shtick than being cathartic. Also, the excellent Pulse is ruined with Ani giving direction to her band in the studio to 'hold' a particular riff of the song for some extra moments - then she claims 'that was beautiful' as if the direction and result were spontaneous... please!

6.2 out of 10