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Kim Wilde by Kim Wilde

Published September 5, 2021

Kim Wilde by Kim Wilde

I sort of assumed Kim Wilde was a one hit wonder, Kids in America being a pop anthem but what else? Turns out she’s had a few albums but this was the first. If you like Kids in America, you’ll like the rest of the album because it’s all pretty much the same. It’s good pop but it really does all sound like riffs on the one successful song. There’s a bit of reggae thrown in for good measure, but mostly, it’s much of a muchness.

Architecture & Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

Published August 15, 2021

Architecture & Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

I really liked the first OMD album I listened to, unfortunately this one didn’t quite live up to my expectations but it wasn’t too bad. There was one song I didn’t like, another of those that feels a bit too much like Ross playing with his sound effect packs, but then it was made up by Joan of Arc and the Maid of Orleans. Not sure this is one I’ll revisit a lot but it was fun to listen to.

Prince Charming by Adam & The Ants

Published April 10, 2021

Prince Charming by Adam & The Ants

I really thought this was going to be a lot more out there than it was, given the general presentation of Adam and his Ants. It was pretty good, really, a fully 80s pop-rock album, more pop than rock if you ask me, and actually with some good messages. Ridicule is nothing to be scared of, you know?

Face Value by Phil Collins

Published February 22, 2016

Face Value by Phil Collins

Only knew one song from the album. It was a heck of a lot darker and more experimental than I’d expected. Moody, full of saxophones and that bluesy sound. Good though.