Hello (Poe album)

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Studio album by Poe
ReleasedOctober 10, 1995
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Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Hello is the debut album by the American singer-songwriter Poe. It was released in 1995 on Modern Records. The album was called "innovative" by critics due to its incorporation of R&B samples into an electronic soundscape, something that was fairly unheard of at the time.


The first music video for the album was for the single "Angry Johnny"; it featured Poe on the skeletal frame of a bed looking forlorn whilst destroying a variety of effects one might associate with romance (like roses or a box of chocolates). The song's rage-filled lyrics quickly found her being lumped into the "angry female rocker" category, and the video was heavily played on MTV's Alternative Nation. The second single, "Hello", did not fare as well, until a remix version was released two years after the album's initial release. At least one other track (Junkie) was remixed as well, since the 1999 cd-quality download of 'Hello' contains a version of 'Junkie' with more instrument layers (horns and warbly guitar) that is 6 seconds shorter than the 3:06 original.

Hello was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 20, 1996.[2]

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