Rock divas come and go (anyone still care about Courtney Love, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow?) however the stunning Birgit just might have staying power if the general public gets to hear as deep and diverse a collection as True Stories I Made Up. This Amsterdam chanteuse’s kick-ass attitude and melodic prowess displays a wide array of influences throughout this libidinous tour-de-sex-farce, working ballads and rockers with equal aplomb. Don’t let the title fool you “Hard-Rocking Diva” is actually a 80’s tinged techno teaser worthy of Madonna before her British accent materialized the original material girl. Traditional rock guitar freaks will ride the melodic waves of “Tsunami,” a torrid tale of carnal obsession with hooks aplenty. Birgit waxes philosophical (“Guardian Angel”), literal (“Wuthering Heights”), and ironic (“Take A Better Look”) with confidence and authenticity. Heck, she even includes three scintillating “Breathing Exercise” cuts, and you don’t have to pay $4.99 per minute.