Raymond Fiore
June 06, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

On her addictive dance-pop U.S. debut, Anniemal, this Norwegian flaunts whispery Kylie cool and old-school-Madonna cheekiness (she even samples Madge’s 1982 tune ”Everybody” for her funktastic romp ”Greatest Hit”). Annie’s bubblicious charms occasionally even produce an indie-cred masterstroke (”Heartbeat”). Still, this sugar rush of an album proves Mom right yet again: Candy is best consumed in moderation.

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