Review - Kim Wilde

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Elsevier (Netherlands)

Kim Wilde has met all the high expectations after her two hit singles 'Kids in America' and 'Chequered love'. The album presents melodious pop music. The basis of the success of Kim's debut was her brother Rick, who composed most of the songs and is responsible for the harmonies of the somewhat sweet sound of Kim's voice and the compact, fresh backing music. To have even more input from the family, father Marty Wilde wrote the lyrics that fit the music well. The strength of this debut by Kim Wilde is mostly the fact that besides throwaway tracks like '2 6 5 8 0', two singles 'Water on glass' and 'You'll never be so wrong' (currently in the charts in a version by Hot Chocolate) and only great songs can be heard.