Date: 16 March 2018
Originally published in: Buch und Ton (Germany)
Written by: Ingo Möller
Kim Wilde returns after seven long years and an interim Christmas album finally back with new songs and a wonderful new album. “Here Come The Aliens” has recorded the Briton with her brother and longtime songwriter and producer Ricky Wilde. And, more than 30 years later, this collaboration, which has been the breeding ground for many hits since the 1980s, and thus the most successful time of Kim Wilde, still works in a remarkably timeless fashion.
The cover of the album is opened like an old movie poster from the 1960s and lets in the figurative sense with it already something suspect how the songs on “Here Come The Aliens” should sound. And all Kim Wilde fans of the first hours will not be disappointed, because the Wild duo invites you to a nostalgic, yet somehow timeless, current musical journey through the spheres of pop and rock. Always with a little glamor of the 1980s provided and in the wonderfully unobtrusive timeless manner that has always been characteristic for Kim Wilde, the songs of the new album enchant the listener.
And with titles such as the terrific opener “1969”, the first singles of the album “Pop Do not Stop”, the beautiful “Yours’ Til The End”, “Addicted To You” or “Different Story” Kim Wilde underlines more than impressive that she has not lost any of her musical and vocal quality or love of the perfect pop song over the last 35 or more years. “Here Come The Aliens” is a comeback album that celebrates the musical beginnings of the Brit and is also current considered trends in the production of new songs, and so this album is already one of the best pop albums of the year 2018!