Fortress 'Round My Heart (2009) The words "Norwegian ingenue" call up images of anemic, blond-ified whisper-pop. Instead, on Fortress 'Round My Heart , Ida Maria plays the husky-voiced brunet banshee… 2009-04-14 Ida Maria Rock
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Fortress 'Round My Heart (2009)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 14, 2009; Lead Performance: Ida Maria; Genre: Rock

The words ''Norwegian ingenue'' call up images of anemic, blond-ified whisper-pop. Instead, on Fortress 'Round My Heart, Ida Maria plays the husky-voiced brunet banshee to the hilt, spinning tales of 43-year-old prostitutes (''Stella'') and drunken benders (''Louie'') with admirably fearless fervor. B

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Originally posted Mar 18, 2009 Published in issue #1040 Mar 27, 2009 Order article reprints