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Difranco, Ani / Red Letter Year
Album:Red Letter Year Collection:General
Artist:Difranco, Ani Added:10/2008
Label:Righteous Babe Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-01-18 Pull Date:2009-03-22 
Week Ending:15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb25 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 28, 2013:The Show with T-Lex & Lolo
Smilling Underneath
4.Mar 10, 2009:Time Traveler
Smilling Underneath
2.Jul 07, 2009:Time Traveler
Smilling Underneath
5.Mar 03, 2009:Time Traveler
Smilling Underneath
3.Mar 24, 2009:Time Traveler
Smilling Underneath
6.Feb 24, 2009:Time Traveler
Smilling Underneath

Album Review
James Painter
Reviewed 2009-02-08 
folk/pop, range of different vocal styles paired beautifully with various acoustic instruments. lots of peaceful easy-listening tunes. active feminist makes it known in a couple tracks. start with 1, 4, 10. FCCs in 1, 9.

1. FCC "shit" @ 1:17, waltzy, acoustic guitar and heavy downbeat, mentions new year, some brass, echoey vocals emphasize theme of reflection

2. quicker and more intense, song about women's rights, more like rock or heavy easy listening, intense strings near end, 6/8 time

3. softer but increasing depth, acoustic guitar and some keyboard

4. slow and mellow melody but upbeat and non-cheesy love song lyrics

5. mid-tempo and soft, no drums, mostly acoustic guitar

6. disco, backup guy vocals

7. keyboard synth with some guitar lingering in background, synchronized violin plucking a few times

8. physicist's lullaby, offers praise and glory to the atom, laments nuclear violence

9. FCC "bullshit" @ 0:58 & 2:12, soft and romantic, string bass

10. upbeat soft rock, gentle percussion

11. quiet acoustic, only guitar and bass and vocals

12. instrumental mardi gras jazz, various brass and subtle saxaphones, uptempo and feel-good

Track Listing
1.Red Letter Year 7.Good Luck
2.Alla This 8.The Atom
3.Present/Infant 9.Round A Pole
4.Smilling Underneath 10.Landing Gear
5.Way Tight 11.Star Matter
6.Emancipated Minor 12.Red Letter Year Reprise