(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a fan of New Zealand singer-songwriters, having cut my teeth on the Finns (Neil and Tim), Dave Dobbyn, and Bic Runga. Someone recommended Anika's album to me, but it didn't leave much of an impression. Some of the music and production is interesting, but the vocals and lyrics lack distinction."
Open your heart and you won't regret it
Nate | Brisbane, QLD AUSTRALIA | 11/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of anika moa in a record store in Christchurch 5 years ago now and had no idea who she was. After an enquiry to the record store clerk I quickly learned anika was a 21yo local singer/ songwriter whom the new zealand locals were very fond and proud of. I took this CD home as a souvenier and have listened to it and appreciated it for a long time now.
New Zealands answer to Jewel, the songs warm to you very quickly and if you are the sort of person that can recognise talent and give credit where credit is due, you will be telling all your friends about anika in no time.
I have played this album to many people with wide ranges in musical tastes and I can honestly say they were all impressed and asking me where I bought it. Some CD's are worth taking a chance on and owning in your collection... This is one of them.
Each song calls out to you, but the best tracks are Holding Me High, Falling In Love Again, Good In My Head and My Son."