Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Knuckle Down looms as both a pleasing musical achievement and a disappointing move.
  2. DiFranco always throws her heart into her songs, and Knuckledown gives her a chance to reflect on it.
  3. Sounds underproduced. [10 Feb 2005, p.80]
  4. Deliberately sparse and bare. [Mar 2005, p.99]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Nov 21, 2010
    9
    A very good album from one of our most innovative modern musicians and poets. While her strongest work was from 1995-2001, this albumA very good album from one of our most innovative modern musicians and poets. While her strongest work was from 1995-2001, this album represents a powerful return to form. The songs Studying Stones, Sunday Morning, Manhole, and Paradigm are all absolutely perfect works of art, lyrically AND musically, and they make this album a must have. Full Review »
  2. AaronD
    Apr 30, 2006
    10
    It's just exellent all the way through. It's as good as anything she's ever done.
  3. Claudia
    Dec 4, 2005
    10
    Great album - nice to hear her playing with people again, although i loved educated guess. thanks, ani, for showing your emotions again...