Knuckle Down - Ani DiFranco
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  • Summary: DiFranco breaks from her usual DIY practice by enlisting Joe Henry to co-produce this latest release.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
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  1. 91
    She's become masterful at painting in the blues and grays of everyday emotion. [Feb 2005, p.92]
  2. While Knuckle Down doesn’t wow with new musical directions, the album undeniably satisfies by being familiar and stunning.
  3. The results are a selection of high quality that veers between brightly spirited ("Manhole," "Lag Time") and somber ("Callous").
  4. Ms. DiFranco is still self-sufficient, but an extra pair of producer's ears gives her some new dimensions. [31 Jan 2005]
  5. 70
    More honed and richly-textured than former offerings. [Apr 2005, p.101]
  6. 70
    DiFranco seems less the compulsive confessor here, more the storyteller. [Mar 2005, p.139]
  7. Deliberately sparse and bare. [Mar 2005, p.99]

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  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 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. Expand

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