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Autre Ne VeutAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Software
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,356 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Play by Play
2. Counting
3. Promises
4. Ego Free Sex Free
5. A Lie
6. Warning
7. Gonna Die
8. Don't Ever Look Back
9. I Wanna Dance with Somebody
10. World War

Editorial Reviews

Anxiety is the full-length follow up to Autre Ne Veut's 2010 s/t debut. The influences range from David Byrne to Lee Scratch Perry, Laurie Anderson & Annie Lennox to Katy Perry & Rihanna. ANV's primary influence is karaoke- the solitary person singing along with their favorite song. In karaoke we get to be someone bigger than who we usually are. There are club bangers on Anxiety, for sure; "Counting" a cybernetic sea shanty tips its hat to Timbaland, and opening track "Play By Play" rolls out like a slowly evolving Top 40 operetta with nods to Dr. Luke and Patti LaBelle in equal measure.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leading the Pack (4.5 out of 5 stars) March 15, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big fan of well-made R&B. It's a genre about passion, sincerity, and most importantly, vulnerability. So much of what is classified as R&B that appears on the radio comes off as very insincere and invulnerable, with the monotonous cliches and auto-tuned vocals. This was pretty frustrating to me because I missed the cathartic core of the genre, needing to seek out older artists that are accomplished but not entirely relatable because they came from a different time.

Jump ahead to a few years ago. A new wave of experimental R&B singers have started to appear, turning the genre on its head with each new release getting more interesting. We have Janelle Monae for a more classical approach, The Weeknd for a dastardly dude, Twin Shadow for the cool indie crowd, and of course Frank Ocean who has been getting the biggest praise. I've liked all these groups, but there was a level of vulnerability I needed that most of these artists still hadn't reached.

This is where Arthur Ashin (Autre Ne Veut) comes in. His debut album a few years ago showed signs of greatness but was somewhat hampered with the lo-fi production and over reliance on repetition. It was a product of the chillwave movement, albeit with more of a late 80's/early 90's pop aesthetic. Since that debut, Arthur has acquired his Masters in Psychology, underwent psychoanalysis, and stepped up his game in the production department. What came forth from these developments is a near R&B masterpiece.

Every track has something interesting to be wowed by musically, but the true star is Arthur Ashin's vocal delivery. He's not the best singer, but to nitpick that would be missing the point. He lays himself bare across each song in a way you would typically associate with a genre like punk or hard rock.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome May 9, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love this CD very creative and uses sounds in a whole new way. In some ways reminds me of old creative Prince
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible new sound March 10, 2013
By Vermont
A leading light in this new sound. This is a candidate for album of the year. No weak spotsq and some really great songs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously good updated R&B March 8, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
I liked this from listen one and was amazed to discover that Arthur Ashin sings his own songs. The voice is amazing. The treatments and beats are tremendous. Not quite like anything else, but not totally strange either. Earnest, forward sounding music with a deep seated R&B vibe.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise January 14, 2014
By jaxy
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Checked out Autre Ne because of a festival Im going to. Loved the sample they had on the fest website then listened to the whole thing on Itunes. Lets say it got my attention I will seeing him when he performs live. ;)
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Evidence of an R&B Rennaisance September 19, 2013
Last summer, with 'Total Loss', Tom Krell (How to Dress Well) shined a bright light on the 80s/90s R&B renaissance that had remained in the outer boroughs of music culture up to that point. With his sophomore release, Brooklyn's Arthur Ashin takes the baton and propels the sound even further. Filled with cascading walls of sound and over-the-top emotion (in a good way), songs like "Play by Play" and "Counting" strike an incredible balance between classic R&B sounds (a la Prince) and more modern vibes like Timbaland and Kanye. Late night music to bask in with friends, this is one of the year's most compelling albums -- definitely worth your time, just make sure to play on good speakers :).
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great, original album August 9, 2013
By sam
Format:MP3 Music
You will be hard pressed to find another album with this sort of sound. Autre Ne Veut has created a truly unique style, with influences from all sorts of other music like r&b, rock, pop, indie, etc. He blends all of these sounds in a phenomenal manner to birth his own, original sound that is the album Anxiety. You will truly enjoy this unique experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album May 5, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
One of my favorite albums of 2013. A very unique sounding album that's great from start until finish. I recommend this album!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great album covering the gamut of dance, modern eletroni-sized pop and hiphop
Published 6 days ago by Robert
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't sing, so he fakes it out
Dude can't sing so he figured out a way to fake you out with tricked out mish mash sounds that are ripped off from 80's and 90's pop-R&B and acid jazz with electro. Crap.
Published 17 months ago by Hammer-Y
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This album is enjoyable, it contains a few catchy songs that I find myself humming in the shower or while doing work. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Autre Ne Veut really shines on this thing. I can see how some might be turned off by his distinct vocal stylings though. Great vinyl purchase.
Published 18 months ago by J. Fig.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
Such a chill album
Bends curves with his voice along with the music.
You can put on repeat and just sit back and get
sucked in another world.
Published 18 months ago by TROYWD22
4.0 out of 5 stars Retro Revival
Autre Ne Veut's album Anxiety contains hit singles and burning ballads that conjure ghosts from pop's past and present. Read more
Published 19 months ago by jvet88
4.0 out of 5 stars Get it
I listened to a stream of this record several times before I decided to buy it. I've enjoyed it so much that I am reluctant to fully analyze it. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bill from OKC
5.0 out of 5 stars NICE!
NICE! I can listen to the whole album without skipping any track. I recommend it and its cheap on the digital download here. You get more then what you paid for!
Published 19 months ago by Adrienne N. Lee
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