Review: Annie – Don’t Stop

Artist: Annie
Title: Don’t Stop
Label: Smalltown Supersound
Genre: Electro House
Format: CD
Buy From: Juno Records

Don’t Stop is the second studio album by Norwegian songstress Annie, self-described purveyor of pop with strange edges. Featuring production work from long term collaborators Richard X and Xenomania, the album’s release was pushed back from its original date in early 2008, now seeing daylight on her new label Smalltown.

There are a number of highlights: Fans of Girls Aloud will appreciate “My Love is Better” – the British popsters lend the backing vocals, while the albums standout track and first single, “I know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me” chugs along with a memorable chorus over an electro bassline.

The end result is an album which is undoubtedly sincere – Annie’s music has definitely evolved since Anniemal. It will be huge anywhere where electro-pop rules, from the bedrooms of teenage girls to the dancefloors of the club scene.

Review: Peter Carroll