Tegan and Sara's 25 Favorite Albums

Ani DiFranco Living In Clip (1997)

Tegan: "In 1997, Sara and I were in our final year of high school and had officially started our own band. We used our Broadcasting and Communications class to record our first few cassette tapes with our band PLUNK. A girl in our Broadcasting and Communications class, who also wrote music and played guitar, suggested we check out Ani Difranco. Apparently, we reminded her of Ani.

"We took the record home and things were forever changed for us both. Ani was not only an incredible artist, musician and performer, but she was singing about being with women. Both Sara and I were about to come out and so this was a very important record/performer for us to all of a sudden become aware of. It was after hearing Ani that we started to transition from writing heavier punk songs to more acoustic driven songs. Stand out track: 'Untouchable Face.'"

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