Evolve DiFranco's music is getting as prickly and complex as her worldview. She's always been a singer-songwriter with a taste for grooves, a nimble acoustic guitarist… Evolve DiFranco's music is getting as prickly and complex as her worldview. She's always been a singer-songwriter with a taste for grooves, a nimble acoustic guitarist… 2003-03-11 Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco Folk Pop
Music Review

Evolve (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 11, 2003; Lead Performances: Ani DiFranco and Ani DiFranco; Genres: Folk, Pop

DiFranco's music is getting as prickly and complex as her worldview. She's always been a singer-songwriter with a taste for grooves, a nimble acoustic guitarist plucking out riffs for the funk of it. Now she's added more depth to her aggro-folk. On tracks like ''Promised Land'' and ''Shrug,'' DiFranco's barbed vocals glide over breezy horn arrangements and odd-metered jazz beats. She is to Norah Jones what Ornette Coleman is to Kenny G.

Originally posted Mar 21, 2003 Published in issue #701 Mar 21, 2003 Order article reprints