ANI DiFRANCO – ” Puddle Dive “

Posted: January 22, 2021 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Ani DiFranco may not be an obvious choice for an americana top ten list but to me, she embodies many of the qualities of americana music. ‘Puddle Dive’ was her fourth album which she released on her own record label (Righteous Babe Records) which she created when she was 19 years old.  DiFranco has used her status as a musician to highlight social issues, human rights and does so while alternating between musical styles including folk and rock.  ‘Puddle Dive’ is full of observations about American society mixing politically-themed missives with personal songs about identity and culture. Her experiences as a female musician and relationships are scattered throughout the album. The lyrics to ‘Willing to Fight’ sum up the album (and probably much of DiFranco’s musical themes throughout her prolific musical life.

“you’ve got your whole life to do something and that’s not very long so why don’t you give me a call when you’re willing to fight for what you think is real for what you think is right.”

Ani DiFranco takes on the tumult and anxieties of the current moment with her characteristic lyrical moxie and some of the lushest arrangements and finest vocals of her entire career.

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