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  • Summary: The debut album for Canadian singer-songwriter was produced by Jon Levine.
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  1. All together it makes for an often sumptuous debut album of lithe, modern coffeehouse soul (in senses musical and literal: Hear Music is a joint venture between Starbucks and Concord Music Group) that smartly avoids the bohemian.
  2. Anjulie is quite impressive as an opening salvo from a talented musical collagist whose minor flurry of hype is well-warranted.
  3. Anjulie has a distinctive, somewhat thin voice and it takes a few listens to warm up to it. There’s a slight Europop and world feel to both Anjulie’s vocals and songs but there’s nothing radical going on here.
  4. Levine's production style isn't quite as edgy or intricate as his former colleagues', but it provides a lush, retro-soul bed upon which Anjulie lays her confessional lyrics.
  5. For all its misfires and blemishes, Anjulie is by no means a bad album. It’s just that the limitations of Anjulie’s vocal range (and some of her unrefined lyrics) wear the listener out early on.
  6. 50
    The rest of her songs on Anjulie are really hit and miss. Some are catchy enough to enjoy, others are boring enough to forget about.
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  1. MusicMaven
    Sep 22, 2009
    Modern pop with hints of classic R&B and soul. The songs are very polished and well-written, but never feel less than authentic. Anjulie's lyrics explore themes of obsessive love, relationships, and romance. The album is a great showcase for Anjulie's talents, and given the right promotion, could very well make her a star. Expand