Thinking Room

Thinking Room

by Anika MoaAnika Moa


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On her American debut, Thinking Room, Anika Moa comes across as a gentle, mannered Jewel, which is hardly a bad thing, especially since it results in an album that is more consistent than Jewel's own debut, Pieces of You. The problem is, the record may be a little bit too mannered and even-handed. It flows easily and is certainly pleasant, thanks to her unhurried delivery, sweet voice and relaxed sense of melody, all given a mildly folky, mature pop foundation. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, especially since it results in a record that is measuredly enjoyable, but nothing quite stands out over its ten songs, due to the sameiness in production and Moa's delivery, which never emphasizes any particular song. There's enough here to suggest Anika Moa has talent and much is enjoyable, but it would have been better if Thinking Room had asserted itself occasionally instead of keeping a steady hand from beginning to end.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2002
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678353024
catalogNumber: 83530
Rank: 88945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anika Moa   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Knox Chandler   Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Sean Eden   Electric Guitar
Chris Feinstein   Bass
Adam Peters   Acoustic Guitar,Cello,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eric Schermerhorn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Britta Phillips   Background Vocals
Chad Royce   Percussion

Technical Credits

Adam Peters   Programming
Victor Van Vugt   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Bates   Art Direction
Broadbery   Programming
Christina Dittmar   Art Direction
Bruce Smith   drum programming

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