â€˜DONâ€™T STOPâ€™ is ANNIEâ€™s second album and highlights that she is right at the forefront of 2009â€™s brilliantly varied musical landscape. Itâ€™s an album that sounds both instantly catchy and utterly beguiling, mainstream and underground all at once. A totally independent and self-created artist, ANNIE is a rare popstar â€“ one who has written and created her own album â€“ as well as personally assembling her own team, including her producers and musicians.
Complementing ANNIEâ€™s pick â€˜nâ€™ mix, Pitchfork-to-Popjustice, genrehopping pincer movement are an array of handpicked associates: â€˜DONâ€™T STOPâ€™ reunites ANNIE with Timo Kaukolampi and Richard X – collaborators from her debut album â€“ and introduces a host of new friends like Paul Epworth (Block Party, Primal Scream, Florence and the Machine), Xenomania and Franz Ferdinandâ€™s Alex Kapranos. Itâ€™s an twelve-course feast for the modern musical connoisseur, an effortless blend with ANNIE centre stage, the NME declaring â€˜with â€˜poppyâ€™ becoming every Indie neâ€™er-do-wellâ€™s buzz word there may be some confusion as to what good pop actually is. Answer: Annie.â€™
â€˜DONâ€™T STOPâ€™ makes perfect sense of popâ€™s brilliant extremes; this is, after all, the work of a woman whose cat Joey was named after her favourite Ramone and her favourite New Kid On The Block.