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dont be fooled... this is good,
This review is from: To The Teeth (Audio CD)
okay so your friends have told you about ani, she's this amazing fem rock woman, she set up her own record label, she sings about being a woman and how much it rocks... um... then they say 'she's sold out' like it's the only thing they can say because even though she's still amazing as an artist she has made some damn fine records and unlike some of her other albums she hasn't decided to just focus on her rage.... so she's sold out... i disagree... i think the people who say this just dont want to look into ani;s work, they dont want to read between lyrics and the sound of her voice....
to the teeth is in my opinion as political, soul searching and honest as 'not a pretty girl' or even 'not so soft'
starting off with a layer track about gun use and finishing on the daydream soulful journey of 'i know this bar'
i bought this album as my first ani album-i admit because it was at a bargin price, and i've since bought every album,
one of my favourite tracks is accopanied by prince-'providence' the way she can slam that guitar and the lyrics give me rare shivers, prince sounds like the angel to ani's devils inside
it's a mature album, layered in styles, lots of guitar of course, but also jazz, soul and gospel in places, i like to listen to it on a long bus ride...
so dont be one of the people who jugde musicans when they change perhaps a style, a meaning or what they eat... judge what you hear