- Not a Pretty Girl
Not a Pretty Girl Studio album by Ani DiFranco Released July 18, 1995 Genre Indie rock, folk rock Length 56:55 Label Righteous Babe Producer Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco chronology Out of Range
Not a Pretty Girl
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Not a Pretty Girl is the sixth studio album released by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco on her own record label, Righteous Babe Records. It was released July 18, 1995. The album extended the folk singer's early formula of acoustic guitar and drums. On subsequent records, DiFranco would add electric guitar, horns, band members and guest musicians, but on Not a Pretty Girl she was accompanied by Andy Stochansky's percussion alone.
According to AllMusic, "Light of Some Kind" is a "deeply felt portrait...in which the singer seems to be confessing to a man that she has been unfaithful to him with a woman" Released on Living in Clip, the track "Shy" earned DiFranco a 1997 Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
All songs by Ani DiFranco.
- "Worthy" – 4:31
- "Tiptoe" – :36
- "Cradle and All" – 4:18
- "Shy" – 4:43
- "Sorry I Am" – 4:45
- "Light of Some Kind" – 4:07
- "Not a Pretty Girl" – 3:55
- "The Million You Never Made" – 4:18
- "Hour Follows Hour" – 6:01
- "32 Flavors" – 6:07
- "Asking Too Much" – 2:55
- "This Bouquet" – 2:28
- "Crime for Crime" – 5:42
- "Coming Up" – 4:45
- In a pregap, you can hear DiFranco reciting the spoken word track "Tip-Toe", but misspeaking before restarting.
- "32 Flavors" [live bonus track] – 4:47
- Appears on some versions.
- Producer – Ani DiFranco
- Engineer – Ed Stone
The CD case of Not a Pretty Girl is designed to be looked at "the wrong way 'round", with the spine on the right hand side rather than the left.
- ^ Allmusic review
- ^ Rolling Stone review
- ^ Robert Christgau review
- ^ Slant review
- ^ allmusic ((( Not a Pretty Girl > Overview )))
- ^ CNN - List of Grammy award nominations - January 6, 1998
Discography Studio albums Live albumsAn Acoustic Evening With · Living in Clip · Women in (E)motion · So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter · Atlanta - 10.9.03 · Sacramento - 10.25.03 · Portland - 4.7.04 · Boston - 11.16.03 · Chicago - 1.17.04 · Madison - 1.25.04 · Rome - 11.15.04 · Carnegie Hall - 4.6.02 · Boston - 11.10.06 · Hamburg, Germany - 10.18.07 · Saratoga, CA - 9.18.06 · Chicago - 9.22.07 Compilation albumsLike I Said: Songs 1990–91 · Canon EPs With Utah Phillips Related articles
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