Feminist folk icon Ani DiFranco released a new album earlier this year through her label Righteous Babe Records. Ani's known for her activism and political messages. She has a reputation that precedes her. However, critics have said this new album has shed that temporarily and that here, she seems to be addressing the disenfranchised, the homeless, people left impoverished with no support. It's supposed to be more subdued and reflective but as ever, I'm expecting the kind of honest, soul baring storytelling she's known for.