Sound: Wispy vocals icily glide over an impressive array of synthesizer pop that alternates between bubblegum (think Kylie Minogue and Madonna), clubby (think Miss Kittin and Sneaker Pimps), and loungey (think Everything But the Girl)
Notes: She’s Norwegian and has been a part of the Bergen, Norway scene for years. Her debut Anniemal was released in her homeland last year and in the U.S. this June.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Chewing Gum” (Top 20 Songs of 2005 Candidate); “Always Too Late“; “Happy Without You”
Medium Rotation tracks: The rest, except for “My Best Friend”
Recommended: With some songs suitable for the hippest nightclubs and others perfect for a junior high dance, Annie’s got an unusually wide range of expertly produced, bona fide hits. There should be something on here for just about everyone.
Grade: A (Top 20 Albums of 2005 Candidate)
(As posted 9/12/05 on davepowersmusic.com)
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