Release Date: Jan 20, 2004
Record label: Righteous Babe
Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter
If you haven't been swayed by one of Ani DiFranco's 17 previous albums, her 18th won't convert you. After a brief lapse into Latin and jazz on her last CD, the New York protest singer has returned to folky pontificating, in which her inherent decency is overshadowed by the dullness of the enterprise. Relentlessly indignant, she jabs a metaphorical forefinger at consumerism, the American government and, as ever, gender relations (polarising, in Origami, "powerful warrior" women and "delicate" men - now, there's a surprise).