Hello (Poe album)

Hello
Poe - Hello.jpg
Studio album by Poe
ReleasedOctober 10, 1995
Recorded1994-1995
Genre
Length41:24
Label
Producer
Poe chronology
Hello
(1995)
Haunted
(2000)Haunted2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Hello is the debut album by American singer-songwriter Poe, 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.

Background

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.

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

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