Ann Klein

For the Love of Love


Record Review by TC Krentz

We don't know exactly what is wrong with Ann Klein but we absolutely love it.

She is quirky, talented, scary, and very real. On her 1999 release For The Love Of Love Ann Klein serves up an eclectic menu from her crazy house kitchen.

The record reveals Ann's unique talent of co-mingling of blues and alternative together; colored by variable drum tracks (Rich Mercurio is credited for playing a car hood) and um, keyboard, um, sounds. That is another cool thing about Ann Klein. Her music cannot be categorized because it often presents itself as layers of sounds.

But we will say it is time for Ann Klein to take her place amongst the greats of her genre, such as Ani DiFranco, Cat Power & PJ Harvey.

Don't get us wrong, this isn't a CD of audible performance art. There are a handful of radio worthy beauties on this record. Tracks such as "I Don't Care" and "Ecstasy" tame this piece of work, rounding out all the fun creativity with some alt-pop. If you want a cut & dried platter of pop, go find yourself a different restaurant. But if you like interesting well done, you owe it to yourself to sample Ann Klein.