Anna Ternheim's first official full-length release in the U.S., Halfway to Fivepoints is something of a journey through her already successful international career. A critical darling in her native Sweden--where her debut album, 2004's Something Outside, … see full wiki
Anna Ternheim has a pleasant voice, well-suited to lounge and folk music. She reminds me a lot of Suzanne Vega in her vocal tone, and her songs are generally slow-paced folk tunes. While the songs don't really stand out melodically, the album has a generally likable vibe, as Anna's voice draws you in and carries you along on her moody contemplative journey. I like her cover of Fleetwood Mac's Little Lies, slowed down and given a bit of harmonica blues to re-interpret that tune in a fresh way. Anna is a solid talent and fans of female folk, jazz, and lounge singers may enjoy this album.