Individuals may not remember exactly where they remember the name Sally Anthony from, but if they saw a show with Natalie Merchant, Chris Isaak, James Taylor, Tom Petty, or Enrique Iglesias in the last few years (since 1998, when Anthony released eir first EP), there is a chance that they have seen Sally Anthony perform. Anthony has had success on eir own; â€œVentâ€ and â€œCâ€™mon Câ€™monâ€, both off of eir first full-length, rocketed up radio charts and ultimately helped push over 175,000 copies of that first album. â€œGoodbyeâ€ worked with much of the same success, shooting up to #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
However, where everything previously had painted Anthony as someone soft or quiet, what results in a track like â€œGoodbyeâ€ (which features Mo-Unique) is something that is much more close to a Pink or a Ashlee Simpson â€“ slinky pop-infused, lightly-dusted with rock music. â€œSo Longâ€ is another track that fits into that general framework, even if the tempo achieved during that track is much slower during â€œGoodbyeâ€. Sally Anthony seems to bring the style of an Avril Lavigne back into the realm of serious music, rather than being a mockery of anything that rock stands for. â€œDonâ€™t Fall In Love (With Meâ€) is a cheerleader-chant type of track that links together Gwen Stefaniâ€™s â€œBananasâ€ with the style of R&B put forth by Destinyâ€™s Child and Rihanna. Any one of the tracks on â€œGoodbyeâ€ could be put up with â€œU and Ur Handâ€, â€œGirlfriendâ€, or any song similar to that ilk without individuals creating the slightest bit of complaint â€“ Sally Anthony has the ability and catchy enough type of pop to make it to the next level. Â â€œToday Is Not Tomorrowâ€ is another slower type of pop song, one that blends equal parts Christina Aguilera and Disney soundtrack.
The fact that â€œToday Is Not Tomorrowâ€ is followed up by â€œDeath by Meâ€, a much more rock-influenced track, shows that there is a lot of variation still to be had in pop music. While there are a number of up and coming individuals and acts that are trying to dethrone the current individuals in the pop world (Saving Jane, Jordin Sparks, etc), I feel that Sally Anthony will be able to push past these individuals and make a name of eirself even more than ey has already in the last ten years. Give the disc a go if you like pop with teeth.
Top Tracks: JJ, Death of Me