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So last Friday, everyone was all amped on that pope single, but come balloting time for this week’s 5 Best Songs, @Pontifex doesn’t get a single vote! Really says something about our attention span as a music-listening populace, you guys. Anyway, all of us here at Stereogum HQ have been stocking up on batteries and… More »

Thanks to years of label drama and just the simple passage of time, it’s easy to forget the various ways that Anne Lilia Berge Strand changed the way dorks on the internet listened to, and thought about, music. When Pitchfork named Annie’s “Heartbeat” the #1 track of 2004, Scott Plagenhoef, then the site’s editor in… More »

I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

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Annie – “Out Of Reach”

Annie's Endless Vacation EP is lowkey one of the year's best pop releases. All the songs are wistful, serene and dwell in the impossible, what…
Caitlin White | October 14, 2015 - 11:51 am

Annie – “WorkX2″

The great Swedish dance-pop star Annie is coming back next week with a new EP called Endless Vacation, and we posted its excellent sighing opener…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2015 - 11:22 am

Annie – “Cara Mia”

The last time the Swedish dance-pop star Annie released anything, it was the 2013 EP A&R, a collaboration with the great British producer Richard X.
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2015 - 11:18 am

Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Trent Reznor, Patti Smith Nominated For Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for next year's Golden Globe awards this morning, and the nominees, especially in the musical categories, include…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 9:11 am

Sia & Beck – “Moonquake Lake”

The giddy crossover-pop weirdo Sia helped arrange the songs for the new remake of the Annie musical, a movie my daughter is very excited about.
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Annie – “Russian Kiss” Video (NSFW)

Amid all of the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics, Norwegian pop singer Annie has decided to add her voice to the mix. She's teamed up…
James Rettig | February 7, 2014 - 11:19 am

Annie – “Back Together” Video

"Back Together" is the new single that brings Swede-pop queen Annie back together with Richard X, the British producer who gave her, among others, the…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2013 - 10:29 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

When we take songs into consideration for this column, we're open to including tracks we wouldn't necessarily cover on the site. For this week's collection,…
Stereogum | July 26, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Annie – “Ralph Macchio”

Annie’s 2013 EP A&R is a five-song collabo with producer Richard X, most of which we’ve wrapped our ears around already: See “Back Together,” “Hold
Amrit Singh | July 26, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Annie – “Invisible”

"Invisible" is another peek into Annie's upcoming collaborative EP with dance producer Richard X, A&R. But unlike the glimmering "Hold On" we heard before this,…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 24, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Annie – “Hold On”

The mid-'00s Swede-pop queen Annie has teamed up with the great London synthpop producer Richard X to crank out some absolute fucking jams in the…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2013 - 10:50 am

Annie – “Back Together”

It’s been interesting how Annie has come back to catch our attention recently, mainly because it all feels like it's happened before. After we all…
Miles Bowe | July 2, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Annie – “Tube Stops And Lonely Hearts” Video

You guys ever go to spin class? You guys ever get really bummed out when the spin class soundtrack is dominated by Black Eyed Peas…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 26, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Fred Falke Remixes Annie

He of the masterful Little Boots reworking (and the forthcoming “Two Weeks” remix) gives the Annie pop of “Anthonio” an extended and blissy dancefloor makeover.
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2009 - 11:05 am

New Annie – “Anthonio”

There were rumblings from camp Anne Lilia Berge Strand re: a proper followup to Anniemal last summer (and some plain old rumbling in the fall…
brandon | April 7, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Annie Covers Stacey Q

Internet-approved pop fix Annie has been dishing out pieces of her new bubblegum here and there, although her long awaited second LP Don't Stop is…
Amrit Singh | October 2, 2008 - 12:51 pm

New Annie – “Loco”

The new Don’t Stop track feels a little thinner and sunnier than “I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me,” but it does sound like Annie. You…
brandon | June 27, 2008 - 10:31 am