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Albums Turning Twenty V: Living In Clip, by Ani DiFranco

- Saturday, April 22, 2017

3 February: David Bowie – Earthling
18 February: Lost Highway OST
3 March: Ulver – Nattens Madrigal
25 March: GWAR – Carnival Of Chaos

22 April: Ani Difranco – Living In Clip

20 May: Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape
30 May: Dimmu Borgir – Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
16 June: Radiohead – OK Computer
8 July: Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
29 July: Pantera – Official Live: 101 Proof
16 August: Mayhem – Deathcrush
30 September: Portishead – Portishead
25 November: nine inch nails – Closure

    The year 1997 was a big one for me both personally and socially. I was deeply involved in music, writing, and the arts, and my personal life was winding up in a crescendo of self-discovery and debauchery. That was twenty years ago and I am writing a little bit about each album on their release dates.

Today, we look at the live album by the inimitable Ani DiFranco, Living In Clip

 

 

Ani Difranco - Living In Clip

    Living In Clip is the staple double-disc live album by folk tour de force Ani DiFranco. From the welcoming opening drums and melody of Whatever, through the gripping emotion of everything that follows, Living In Clip delivers everything that 90s folk needed.

Gravel was always my favorite. While the story never matched any of my own, the mood and emotion are universal. And this is what carries Ani through so well. It is not just her fantastic mastery of the guitar, her versatile and effective voice, or her quirky and sincere personality, but her ability to really, really convey that emotion. She hits in places the listener can feel with pure sincerity. She flawlessly conveys vulnerability in songs like I’m No Heroine and Hide And Seek. I have yet to hear a folk album which so potently captures and conveys as this.

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