Anna Oxygen

All Your Faded Things

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As a child of the '80s, Anna Oxygen gets glamorous with her own synth pop style on her debut album, All Your Faded Things. She adds a bit of sauce to the new-millennium electroclash stage and celebrates the delicious design of classic new wave, in turn creating a candied dance part of her own. Oxygen, who first made a name for herself as part of the Space Ballerinas, innocently plays up her Siouxsie Sioux/Alison Moyet-like vocals, maintaining a dramatic stance without being too much. In fact, Oxygen is enjoyably cheeky in delivering her own dance-pop formula. "Baby Blue" and "Aviva" bounce with an Erasure-esque flair, while "Scientist" shows a more ominous side to All Your Faded Things' perfectly crafted body of work. The dizzying techno beats of "Primary Colors" is spontaneity at its best, capturing Oxygen's shiniest album moment. What's most impressive is how Oxygen ignores big production for a minimalist approach, therefore collecting a fluid, full sound well-suited for both dance and indie rock fans.

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