Anika - Anika
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  • Summary: The debut album for the political journalist/music promoter was produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow and recorded over 12 days.
  • Record Label: Stones Throw
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    Anika is a bold, often fearless debut, and even if it's occasionally an acquired taste, it doesn't hedge its bets.
  2. Feb 10, 2011
    70
    Her voice is faltering and off-key, but dogged. The grooves are minimal, with the bass pushed way up front, and the sound is fresh and lumpy: the songs get your attention; they've got texture.
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    70
    Full of lyrical and musical contradictions, such as the exhortation to 'join the revolution' in Yang Yang, it isn't exactly rabble rousing - but has a strange allure nonetheless.
  4. Feb 10, 2011
    65
    Anika is shortsighted in the best way: it's a tribute, an exercise, the charming kind.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    40
    Anika was apparently recorded in a short time, and it's hard not to wish it felt at once more urgent and more cohesive.
  6. Feb 10, 2011
    30
    A mighty attempt at thinking outside the box, ultimately Anika is simply an attempt at sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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