- SPIN Rating: of 10
Among this Norwegian pop rocker's many endearing attributes is her total lack of interest in consistently singing pretty. Her debut is full of rasps and howls, from the raw, frenetic power of the U.K. single "Oh My God" to the ballsy bubblegum blast "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked." The last few notes of "Stella," a torch song from God to a hooker, are so strained they barely make it out of her mouth. Ida Maria throws herself into every song as if it's all a big finale, which makes for an auspicious beginning.