Don't Stop

Annie - Don't Stop
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2009 Ratings: #253 / 867
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2009 Ratings: #129
November 17, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Smalltown Supersound / Label
Electropop / Genres
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Things have not been straightforward for Norway's electropop starlet Annie since the release of her debut album, Anniemal, over four years ago. Press copies of follow-up Don't Stop were already doing the rounds 12 months ago when Annie 'parted ways' with Island Records. The album was caught up in major label bureaucracy and though a number of the tracks existed in the murky depths of the filesharing fraternity, it seemed the album as a whole was lost.


Originally scheduled for a 2007 release, Annie’s follow-up to 2004’s Annimal finally hits shelves and desktops in late 2009. The period in between saw the nearly inevitable leak of an album that resembles, but is ultimately inferior to, the finished product. After all the delays, the wait was worth it: Don’t Stop exudes polish, depth, and the sense that Annie is moving confidently forward as a pop artist of the first order.

Do not sleep on Annie!!

Don't Stop has a very different energy than Annie's excellent debut, Anniemal. The previous record blends her gentle melancholy with bright, infectious beats. She softly reflects on intimacy and death through fantastic hooks and sentimental imagery. Through all of this, she is always having fun. The music radiates joy and feels instantly familiar. Annie is just waiting to be added to your music library.

Her second (and only other) album, Don't Stop, is just as hooky, ... read more
Don't Stop was a long time in the making as its original first single was released in 2008, but did not fair well on the charts despite being lauded critically. The second single was meant to be a duet with Girls Aloud titled "My Love is Better" but their manager asked their vocals be removed. The album was shelved for a year and new tracks were recorded with Academy-Award winning songwriter Paul Epworth. In October of 2009 the album was released independently and is a fun pop record ... read more
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Year End Lists

#40/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Hey Annie
  2. My Love Is Better
  3. Bad Times
  4. Don't Stop
  5. I Don't Like Your Band
  6. Songs Remind Me of You
  7. Marie Cherie
  8. Take You Home
  9. The Breakfast Song
  10. Loco
  11. When The Night
  12. Heaven and Hell

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