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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 5)

Part five of the Most Memorable Albums of 1999 is highlighted by the political rock of Rage Against the Machine and Joe Strummer, as well as major league hip-hop from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Q-Tip, and Jay-Z.

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Ani DiFranco - "Play God" (Singles Going Steady)

The beauty of the song lies in its ability to act as a unifying rallying call while still being a memorable song in its own right.

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Darryl Holter: Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-1939

By making a record to remind us about Woody Guthrie's tenure on Los Angeles radio, Holter is also reminding us of California’s unique legacy of promises unfulfilled.

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Ani DiFranco - "Careless Words" (video) (Premiere)

The latest video from "the high priestess of feminist folk" Ani DiFranco pairs a tune from her latest LP, Allergic to Water, with intriguing linear imagery.

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Various Artists: Occupy This Album

Containing 99 songs in its digital version and 78 in the physical CD release, this has something for everyone who wants to listen to the message of the Occupy movement.

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Jenny Scheinman: Mischief & Mayhem

Genre-hopping jazz violinist's new Nels Cline-enhanced ensemble is a little bit rock 'n' roll, all great.

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Ani DiFranco: Which Side Are You On?

At this point in her career, audiences will know what they think of Ani DiFranco. Which Side Are You On? is unlikely to change this sentiment.

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Ani DiFranco - "¿Which Side Are You On?" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Contemporary folkie Ani DiFranco updates the classic protest tune "Which Side Are You On?" in a bit of perfect timing to coalesce with the Occupy Movement.

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Jay Brannan: In Living Cover

On In Living Cover, Brannan wisley scales back to a low-pressure coffeehouse setting where he is free to test out his own material amidst a selection of his well-worn favorites.

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The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year

The Little Folksinger's latest is the perfect guest for your New Year's Eve bash. It's the life of the party, as well as the designated driver.

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A Righteous Babe in Uncharted Territory: An Interview With Ani DiFranco

DiFranco doesn't take the usual approach to the music business, but her horse-and-buggy style, as well as her motherhood, may turn out to be assets.

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Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors

A distinctive and generous collection of tunes blending jazz and indie-rock yet doing so without preciousness or pretention.

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Ani DiFranco: Live at Babeville [DVD]

The little folksinger cements her reputation as the best live act since the Grateful Dead with a special two-night grand opening of Babeville.

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Ani DiFranco: Canon

The self-described "little folksinger" busts out the musical yearbooks for a captivating look back that goes beyond the typical "greatest hits" compilation.

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Part 5: Public Enemy to Dixie Chicks (1989-2006)

The brave, early activists of the US AIDS movement knew that Silence = Death. Throughout history it's "Put up", we're told, "Shut up", we're threatened. Praise to those who set their protest to song and act up!

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Ani DiFranco: Reprieve

Another year, another Ani album, this one finding our hero examining herself as much as she does the world around her.

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Ani DiFranco: Carnegie Hall - 4.6.02

A top-notch snapshot of a performer coming to terms with a world that has been changed forever.

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Ani DiFranco: Knuckle Down

Leaving her politics by the side of the road, Ani DiFranco picks up a whole lot of emotional baggage. Can Knuckle Down handle the freight? Probably not.

Katie Zerwas
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