Album Name: Horses, God and the Perfect Kiss
Artist: Anna O
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Anna O clearly has a gift for writing sharp lyrics and strong melodies.
The alternative rock sound of ”Novocaine” sits well with the alienated lyrics. ”Tightrope” has echoes of Patti Smith in its strong delivery and poetic words.
”Rocket Boy” focuses on Anna’s lovely voice. Its slight psychedelic tinge makes it a winner.
The cool, jazzy “Hollywood” adds another genre to Anna O’s repertoire. Her songs are so intricately made it takes multiple plays to unravel all that’s going on in them.
The album is flawlessly produced too. It’s not an album that’s easy to categorize, which is great.
The intense “Rose Volcano” rocks out without losing its cool.
Anna O’s record is just amazing.
Posted on March 8, 2004
Listen to track samples
1. Horses, God, and The Perfect Kiss
4. Rocket Boy
5. Too Hard to Hide
7. Rose Volcano
8. Valentines and Iodine
9. Blood and Bone
10. Burning Bush