Review – Another step

It’s that difficult fifth album time for Kim and you sense things are looking dodgy when the first single to be released off the LP is a cover version, a remarkably drab version of The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” We’re probably all conversant with Kim’s style by now and suffice to say that if you’ve followed her career to date you’ve practically heard this album already -bassy synths, crunching guitars and the rebel-by-numbers yell you’d expect to hear emanating from a leather clad blonde. The only surprise is that Kim helped write eight of the 12 songs. Not something to boast about considering the turgid predictability of the results.
Rating: **