Bradley Jacobson | 04/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a most welcome come back from Kim Wilde. To the US market she's only responsible for two 80's hits, the #1 dancy pop version of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" from 1986 and of course the fierce new wavey "Kids In America" in 1982. But Kim in her home country became quite an icon, in fact she was up until the days of Kylie, the most succesful of the UK female singers. After releasing three pretty new wave classics in the early 80's she switched to more dance pop fare and continued to score big. But a bit of a sabbitcal left others to claim her throne, but here finally Kim decided to hit the studio again and this time she did it with an interesting concept - some new songs and some newly recorded and rearranged versions of her older classics but all in the new wavey rock vein rather than her dance mode. That is why Never Say Never had to be a part of my CD collection. Containing new rocking versions of "Kids In America", "View From A Bridge", "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (with Nena returning a favor as Kim appeared on a chart topping Nena song a few years ago), "You Came" and "Four Letter Word" the new songs are just as good including the opener "Perfect Girl" which would have fit on any of Kim's early albums and the very rocking "Game Over." Kim is full of sass and crass through these songs and my favorite is the ode to the planet "Forgive Me" which takes a new wave beat to the lyrics of at least one person feeling horrible for destroying our Earth.
Kim Does It Again
Robert A. Klooz | Chesterfield, Va USA | 05/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a major fan of Kim's music since Kids In America was released.
Once again Kim has produced an awesome album. Great driving 80's pop.
She is such a talented artist, and has always maintained a high standard of quality in her music."