Review - Kim Wilde

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Smash Hits (UK)

I'm inclined to suspect the rebel credentials of any teen idol whose songs are written by little brother and Dad. Hanging over this debut set there's a distinct whiff of calculation, particularly in the lyric department. Still, Kim is an able enough singer in a delightfully off-hand way and young Ricky is no slouch whn it comes to reproducing the sound of the moment. Maybe it would be a little snide to suggest that this is the best Blondie album for a couple of years but let's hope Kim asserts herself a little more the next time around. (8½ out of 10.)