Revelling/Reckoning

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  • Summary: The normally prolific DiFranco hasn't released a new album since 1999's 'To The Teeth,' but now she returns with a vengeance: this 2-disc, 2-hour, 29-track collection of new songs. Ani goes solo on about half the tracks; the others feature members of her touring band. Guest musicians includeThe normally prolific DiFranco hasn't released a new album since 1999's 'To The Teeth,' but now she returns with a vengeance: this 2-disc, 2-hour, 29-track collection of new songs. Ani goes solo on about half the tracks; the others feature members of her touring band. Guest musicians include trumpter Jon Hassell, sax man Maceo Parker, and guitarist Lloyd Maines. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Pick from either the funky Revelling or the more downbeat Reckoning and you'll be rewarded with an intimate new mood or insight, expertly framed by the singer's acoustic-based every-style. [13 Apr 2001, p.76]
  2. Spin
    90
    This inspired, two-disc, 29-track set is one part musical grandstand like Prince's Sign O' the Times, one part marital saga like Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love. [5/2001, p.139]
  3. Magnet
    90
    She once again raises the bar for her personal best... [#50, p.85]
  4. While the acoustic simplicity of Reckoning seems thin at first, particularly beside Revelling's sensual, bombastic joy, the croons and ballads grow on you, if not for their melancholy navel-gazing, then for their languid, old-school folksiness.
  5. Her most skillful and soulful work thus far.
  6. Revelling/Reckoning represents DiFranco at her best and worst.
  7. Blender
    40
    Would have benefited from more stringent editing... [Jun/Jul 2001, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    Most definitely in my top 5 favorite albums by Ms. DiFranco. Not necessarily an album that you would loan to someone that you wanted to startMost definitely in my top 5 favorite albums by Ms. DiFranco. Not necessarily an album that you would loan to someone that you wanted to start liking Ani's music, but definitely an album full of emotional themes! Expand
  2. RyanP.
    Aug 3, 2001
    10
    The best album of the year, She continues to grow and prove she's America's greatest songwriter.
  3. Nov 21, 2010
    10
    Incorporating a variety of musical styles and utilizing her talented ensemble of musicians, Ani rides one of her great musical peaks whileIncorporating a variety of musical styles and utilizing her talented ensemble of musicians, Ani rides one of her great musical peaks while retaining her crown as our best modern poet. This album was one of the best of the decade. Expand
  4. AndreaB.
    Nov 29, 2001
    9
    i love this album. i think its great. she incorporates all these genres of music wich adds to the flavor.
  5. JohnM.
    Dec 30, 2001
    9
    Bombarding (occasionally annoying, "Subdivision" being the very low point) political assertments aside, this is Ani at her best. It is almost Bombarding (occasionally annoying, "Subdivision" being the very low point) political assertments aside, this is Ani at her best. It is almost impossible to categorize this work; it breaks through so many genres. A welcoming and intriguing listen for anyone who can get past the occassional political ranting sure to piss you off a little. Expand

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