Folk punk super chanteuse and outspoken feminist Ani Difranco released her first, long awaited, retrospective album this autumn. What is there to say? For those of you who already know and love Difranco; this is a hand picked double disc collection of 36 of her favourites from the past 13 years, with 5 new recordings of classics such as Napoleon and Both hands. For those new to Ani this is a great introduction to her music. She possesses the power to uplift you, devastate you and read your mind - putting thoughts you had but couldn’t coherently form, into song. The bonus bootleg series sampler is a nice little extra with 11 live tracks recorded between 2002 and 2006, 4 of which aren’t on Canon.
Reviewed by Gill Court