Anet / Annette Ducharme
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Type of music generally:
Most recent album, Toilet Trained / Talented Girl (2002)
Janice Durham; maybe a touch of slightly more mainstream Dalbello or Sara Craig
This is basically straightahead pop/rock but her albums have some wonderfully quirky moments that give this a wonderful sense of life, and she's got a powerful voice, knows how to use it, and can write songs with killer hooks. Her more recent work has gotten more and more fierce. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
1994—Beggar's Bliss Records/Page Publications Inc., 800 Steeles Avenue West, suite B210-138, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada L4J 7L2—BB 1000-2
Available in Canada and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended for pop/rock fans
Annette Ducharme—vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Tom Cochrane, David "Boots" Gogo, Jordai Birch, Todd Simko, Russ Klyne
This didn't do that much for me—basic pop/rock. Would be fine for fans of more mainstream music than I tend to like. I far prefer Don't Argue With Her (which I have as Bloom), Tortured and Toilet Trained. (Neile)
1995—Beggar's Bliss/Sony (Canada)—2244-29595-2
Wide in Canada on release and by email to email@example.com
Highly recommended for pop/rock fans
Annette Ducharme—guitar, keyboards, vocals, backing vocals
I got this free from a local used disc shop after I bought some other stuff, and it's the best freebie I've ever picked up like that. Great, quirky rock, interesting lyrics, and the songs are put together in intriguing ways. I'm surprised she's as obscure as she is. I think this album is full of delights. Each song has a different flavour but plays off the songs near it. Some rock out and some are more contemplative, but overall the disc is lively and fun. I highly recommend this one—definitely worth real money! (Neile)
1997 originally as Annette Ducharme; 2000 re-released as by Anet
CD Baby and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
High recommended for pop/rock fans
Anet (Annette Ducharme)—vocals, guitars, keyboards
Shannon Saunders—violin on 2 tracks
John Webster and Anet
I gather this was originally released in Canada as by Annette Ducharme, and has a re-issue as by Anet.
First released as Toilet Trained; now entitled Talented Girl
Currently only available by email to email@example.com
Highly recommended for fans of fierce rock
This is intense tough and uncompromising pop/rock, here with an emphasis on the rock. I find her work compelling, and this is a particularly strong hard-rocking album. (Neile)
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