IN VANITY WE TRUST
ALBUM PLANET RELEASE: MAY 3, 1999 REVIEW: MAY 22, 1999
If you're familiar with the Chinese Detectives single "You Think You're a Man" you may recognize the voice of Posh, Desiree Grandahl. She and Preben Bjönnes form Norway's Yazoo and at the same time the best Norwegian synthpop I've ever heard. It's impossible not to compare Desiree's smooth vocals to the powerful voice of Alison Moyet, I'm impressed! The songs on "In Vanity We Trust" are perfectly balanced, danceable fast synthpop compositions and intense ballads where the vocals are even more exposed. It's an album no synthpop fan would want to miss. Great, catchy refrains, analogue synthsounds and a spotless production. And with the female voice Posh already has an advantage. There's a risk, however, that you'll walk around smiling all day after listening to "In Vanity We Trust", especially if you start with track three, the fabulous "Is Vanity Fair?". Synthpoppers: buy or die!