Little Plastic Castle
label: righteous babe
our score: 4.5 out of 5.0
Plastic Castle is Ani Difranco's 10th released album on her
own record label, Righteous Babe Records. For the two years that
I have been listening to her, this is the first time that I have
been seeing her works in popular music stores. DiFranco is probably
best known as a performing artist more than a recording one, which
would explain the reason not too many people have heard her on
the radio. Even though many popular labels have tried to sign
her on their label, she is happy to be on her own.
Plastic Castle is filled with funky beats (as in the song
"Deep Dish"), powerful lyrics (as in "Fuel"),
and soothing sounds of her acoustic guitar (as in "As Is").
The album contains 12 songs; the first half is my personal favorite.
What really makes DiFranco incredible is that she isn't afraid
to bring herself into the lyrics, isn't afraid to speak her mind!
is familiar with DiFranco and her successful Living in Clip
album will recognize "Gravel," which is a track included
on Little Plastic Castle. "Gravel" is one of
those catchy songs that will have you dancing to the acoustic
guitar. Difranco's powerful lyrics are evident in the following
lines from "Gravel":
been juggling two women
like a stupid circus clown
telling us both we are the one
and maybe you can keep me
from ever being happy
but you're not going to stop me
from having fun
finds out that DiFranco is in your neighborhood, I suggest you
go and attend her concert because she kicks ass live! Of course,
I'm basing that on hearing Living in Clip, which is comprised
of taped live performances. I think it's fair to make that statement
solely based on hearing the album; you can tell that she is full
of passion and life. I'm also going to see her live VERY soon,
so I'll keep you posted.
I recommend that you go out and purchase a copy of Ani DiFranco's
Little Plastic Castle; you won't be disappointed!
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