Album Review: AñaVañA by AñaVañA

Album Name: AñaVañA
Artist: AñaVañA
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

AñaVañA (pronounced onya-vonya) has recently signed with Zip Records and released their debut CD. They’re classified as Reggae, and I guess they are, but not your classic Marley reggae. They have a definite pop flair to them as well. Maybe even ska, as they remind me a little of No Doubt.

Annastasia Victory is the lead singer as well as keyboard player. Her voice is not as high and childish as Gwen Stefani’s voice, but still has a little bit of a girly quality. The main difference is that Victory can also belt it out as well as purr and all in that oh so slight and lovely accent that I can’t quite place.

The musicianship in this band is very professional as is the production. High quality in both regards. This is radio worthy.

Stand out songs: “Colors Fading”, “Just Wanted To Love You”, and “Taken Away” (which sounds really cool through headphones).

Posted on May 14, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Colors Fading
2. Let Me Be
3. Bow Your Head
4. I’m Responsible
5. Captain Careless
6. You Can’t Read My Mind
7. Had Me Fooled
8. One Good Reason
9. Just Wanted To Love You
10. Backstabber
11. Perfect Harmony
12. Taken Away

[AñaVañA Official Site]


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