Review – Kim Wilde

With any luck, the comely daughter of early-Sixties British pop singer Marty Wilde (who co-wrote the tunes) should become a hot property in North America.

If some of the settings are self-consciously hip, with overdone synthesizer parts, metallic-edged vocals and drums, nothing can disguise these winning pop tunes.

The principal is hardly a major vocal talent, but she is certainly effective enough to carry over strong cuts such as Chequered Love and Kids in America, among many others.

In fact, this operation is a record company dream, with looks, pop songwriting talent and a strong debut album. We should be hearing a lot from this little corner of merry old, and it’s not bad at all.