ANET Talented Girl |
(TB Records) (2004)
Anet has apparently been around as a recording artist since Allanah Myles
released Black Velvet, although to be honest Iíd never heard of her before
receiving this CD.
Thereís a similarity to fellow Canadian Alanis Morrisette at times,and even
Avril Lavigne comes to mind at some points and she has a pleasant enough
voice, but all too often the material itself isnít strong enough and is more
like aural wallpaper than the catchy pop rock is sets out to be. In fact
most of it sounds like it could be from a soundtrack to one of those
American Ďthirty-somethingís playing teenagersí seriesí.
Iíd actually got to track 9, ĎI Explodeí before anything engaged me and none
of the following songs stood out to me either and after repeated listens
nothing else has.
Itís not as if this album is particularly bad, the production is smooth and
clear and the instruments are well played, itís just that itís all so bland
and you can actually forget that itís playing at times. It comes across as
music for people who donít actually like music that much but feel they need
to have something to justify their hugely expensive trendy micro system.
Anyone interested in buying this would be much better advised to go out and
get a PJ Harvey album instead.
Review by Neil Woodfin