Angst For Art's Sake

PERFORMER: ANNIE LENNOX

ALBUM: DIVA

LABEL: ARISTA

THE BOTTOM LINE: In this superb collection of searingly sad songs, she has found her authentic, artistic self.

THE ALBUM'S TITLE IS COMpletely ironic," Annie Lennox says of Diva. That sounds about right. From the moment 10 years ago when the young Englishwoman in the orange crew cut emerged as half of the hitmaking Eurythmics, artifice has seemed her form of art. Like David Bowie before her and Madonna just after, Lennox brought a chameleonic theatricality to pop music. Each new Eurythmics video presented a new Annie: the vamp, the gigolo, the ambassadress from...

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