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Universal acclaim- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: This debut full-length by the Norwegian singer is preceded by quite a bit of critical buzz on both sides of the Atlantic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Uncut
    100
    It excels at that classic pop trick of combining the euphoric with the melancholy. [Apr 2005, p.108]
  2. As cunning as it is, Anniemal is also deeply affecting.
  3. As much as the album may be a breath of fresh air, it still resembles what the Britney’s on our side of the Atlantic are putting out, closer than many would like to admit.
  4. The New York Times
    80
    Annie has a breathy wisp of a voice, and her vocal range is limited; but there is charm in her deadpan delivery, and her songwriting is full of the flair for melody for which Scandinavian pop is famous. [2 May 2005]
  5. What makes Anniemal such a strong pop effort is its refusal to drop its high standards for production, melody, and hooks.
  6. Anniemal is pleasant enough to listen to; when I played it in my car while I was stuck in traffic, it helped take the edge off. It reminded me of music heard in malls, peppy and buoying, but not so compelling as to distract you from the clothes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    10
    OMG!!! I love this album, it's the best pop album I heard in my whole life!! thaks annie for give us this masterpiece. Always too late is my favorite.
  2. juanf
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    Pop Perfection, anyone who doesnt agree certainly hasnt been listening to mainstream radio. talk about a breath of fresh air, even her slow Pop Perfection, anyone who doesnt agree certainly hasnt been listening to mainstream radio. talk about a breath of fresh air, even her slow tracks are packed with freshness that cant be canned into something other than original. People really ought to know when someone is achieving somethin the Right way. Expand
  3. Lucky
    Apr 27, 2007
    10
    Pop hasn't been this good in ages. A stunning album! You will definitely fall in love with Annie!
  4. ToddG
    Jun 14, 2005
    9
    Annie is a wonderful singer. Her voice and melodies are well done. As a bonus she is really cute.
  5. jong
    Apr 16, 2006
    9
    Absolutely listenable!!!! over and over. It perfectly balances mellow vocals with fun pop sinister synths. Love it
  6. dwightm
    Aug 18, 2005
    8
    This album could have come out all wrong and it didn't. Delivers infectious hooks and beats
  7. kylea
    Jun 20, 2005
    0
    Holy shit, art really is dead, isn't it? Buy the new Sleater-Kinney instead, for the love of Christ.

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