by Ashleigh Hill
The rough, concentric blend of guitars and vocals cause Anita to transcend whatever you may have concluded after just reading their choice in band name. Starting off , "Angeline", with its catchy background melodies, Anita winds their way through a comprehensive freshman album. The lead vocals are slightly richer than one would expect from a rock band and the backing band completes with a design of hooks and harmonies akin to those of classic rockers.
"Something Wrong", a cut bordering on nasal, makes it with a poppy repetition that jumps almost immediately into the witty word play of the short "Sounding Alarmed". All in all, the album balances guitars and drums, playing roughly, but properly into each song.
In the end, Anita's vocals stand alone while appropriately blending with the supporting voices. Anita encompasses a gritty, garage band feel without weeding out all the fine pop, inclusive of hours of work and a few coffee/cigarette breaks. Highlights include "Perfectly Planned", "Something Wrong", and "Sounding Alarmed".
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