Blue Alert As Leonard Cohen's former backup singer-keyboardist and current girlfriend, Anjani Thomas has a pretty good pedigree; she and Cohen also collaborated on material for this… Blue Alert As Leonard Cohen's former backup singer-keyboardist and current girlfriend, Anjani Thomas has a pretty good pedigree; she and Cohen also collaborated on material for this… 2006-05-23 Anjani Thomas Pop
Music Review

Blue Alert (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: May 23, 2006; Lead Performance: Anjani Thomas; Genre: Pop

As Leonard Cohen's former backup singer-keyboardist and current girlfriend, Anjani Thomas has a pretty good pedigree; she and Cohen also collaborated on material for this major-label debut. But Blue Alert only reminds you that Cohen's words are better served by his own gravelly tone than by someone with a more conventionally pretty voice. These songs have their share of arresting lyrics (''We made us a room, but the roof's falling in''), but Thomas' blandly spotless delivery and the monotonous cabaret settings only neutralize them.

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints
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