I picked this album up on a whim from a used bin for $2, and it has been one of my all time favorites ever since! It is simply some of the finest 60's tinged POP music i've ever heard, and it never fails to put a smile on my face. While Frida's voice may be just a bit too sugary sweet for some, i hear it as just another instrument in the band, and her melodies stick with me all day long. A guilty pleasure like that one little piece of dark chocolate I allow myself every day.
...and the music is incredible... great rhythms & guitar riffs, the string arrangements, vibraphones, french horns, synth tweezes, and the odd sitar twang on one song provide a lush landscape of sonic entertainment... all recorded with a cool 60's vibe.
Their following album Vertigo is very good too, but it seems they started taking things more seriously. While it sounds more "mature", it's not as fun and playful as The Courier. My backup CD-R of these 2 albums never leaves my convertible, as Cinnamon is the perfect soundtrack for top-down California cruising.