The album's European release came last year, allowing plenty of time for buzz to build before its stateside release last month. With tracks produced with Röyksopp, Timo Kaukolampi (Op:L Bastards) and Richard X, Anniemal is a strange mix of Kylie's Fever and St. Etienne's Foxbase Alpha, with a hint of pop accessibility thrown in for good measure.
"The Greatest Hit," the original single produced with Tore (credited as "Erot"), appears late on the album, and is definitely a highlight on an album with plenty of the same catchy melodies and self-consciously retro, cutely grinning, danceable hooks. Clever vocals about the usual subjects float on top like a soap bubble, but there's nothing lightweight about the production here. By turns funky and breezy, mechanized and free-flowing, Anniemal never loses sight of its goal.