Review – Here come the aliens

In 1981 Kim Wilde started her breathtaking career with the worldwide hit ‘Kids in America’, underpinned more impressively with chart breakers like ‘Chequered love’, ‘Cambodia’ and ‘You keep me hangin’ on’. In 1995 it became quiet around the British pop singer, who made her first comeback after more than ten years with the album ‘Never say never’ (2006). Before that she worked as a musical actress, presented gardening shows on British television and wrote a book.

After the album ‘Snapshots’ (2011) the next sabbatical started, which ended with this year’s album ‘Here come the aliens’. Like in previous decades, her brother Ricky has written songs for this CD and also produced the record. The result is an album with messages about the environment and society – but also pop songs. The voice of the 57 year old still sounds like when she first started, which is her secret. And so the “wild” Kim keeps grooving and rocking like in the old days – with a feel good factor of first class.