Dilate (Ani DiFranco album)

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Dilate
Ani DiFranco - Dilate.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 21, 1996
RecordedDecember 1995 – January 1996
Genre
Length60:10
LabelRighteous Babe
ProducerAni DiFranco
Ani DiFranco chronology
Not a Pretty Girl
(1995)
Dilate
(1996)
The Past Didn't Go Anywhere
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times4/4 stars[4]
NME6/10[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine5/5 stars[8]
Spin7/10[9]
The Village VoiceA−[10]

Dilate is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 1996. Dilate is her highest-selling and most critically acclaimed[11] record, with US sales of over 480,000 units according to SoundScan. In 2011, Slant Magazine placed the album at No. 67 on its list of "The 100 Best Albums of 1990s".[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ani DiFranco, except where noted.

  1. "Untouchable Face" – 4:38
  2. "Outta Me, Onto You" – 4:35
  3. "Superhero" – 4:45
  4. "Dilate" – 4:48
  5. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton) – 7:07
  6. "Napoleon" – 6:24
  7. "Shameless" – 4:51
  8. "Done Wrong" – 6:31
  9. "Going Down" – 4:50
  10. "Adam and Eve" – 6:37
  11. "Joyful Girl" – 5:04

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ani DiFranco – record producer, mixing, sampling, arranger, sequencing, artwork, design
  • Robin Aubé – engineer
  • Bob Doidge – engineer
  • Andrew Gilchrist – engineer
  • Mark Hallman – engineer
  • Marty Lester – engineer
  • Ed Stone – engineer
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Adam Pause – artwork, design
  • Mark Van-S – photography

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Thom. "Dilate – Ani DiFranco". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Johnson, Beth (May 24, 1996). "Dilate". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (July 5, 1996). "Ani DiFranco: Dilate (Righteous Babe)". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Hilburn, Robert (May 19, 1996). "DiFranco at Center of 'Dilate'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty (August 3, 1996). "Ani Di Franco – Dilate". NME. Archived from the original on June 14, 2000. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. ^ O'Connor, Rob (June 13, 1996). "Ani DiFranco: Dilate". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  7. ^ Hull, Tom (2004). "Ani DiFranco". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 236–37. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (March 9, 2003). "Ani DiFranco: Dilate". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Cummings, Sue (July 1996). "Ani DiFranco: Dilate". Spin. 12 (4): 93–94. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 23, 1996). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Acclaimed Music – Ani DiFranco". Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  12. ^ "Best Albums of the 1990s – Slant Magazine". Slant. February 14, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2013.