Given American musical provincialism, there's no telling whether Annie's cool world bump will spread like it should. Understand: Anniemal is pure pop -- sexy, modern, and smart. It's equally suited for summertime ice cream dates and open car windows or long, suggestive glances and hot, sleepless nights. Annie's voice is stretched thin like a bubble about to burst, but there's tension in its distant melancholy as well as the coy melodrama of her ESL lyrics. Production veers between breezy, fuzak-funk updates of '80s FM soul ("No Easy Love," "Greatest Hit"), po-mo electro-hop ("Always Too Late," "Anniemal"), and an irresistible amalgam of the two (try not to bounce along to "Me Plus One" or get lost in the eight-minute "Come Together"). Annie is already a heroine in her homeland; now it's up to you to spread the word to every Hot Topic little sister on your block. We'll all have a better summer because of it.