"This is the most amazing pop album by one of the best pop artists to come into the music scene. The follow up to her smash debut is riveting, fun, exciting, romantic, and much more. Starting off with the funk Martika's Kitches the album starts off with a bang and does not stop. Next is Spirit-the best track on the album written by Prince. It is so engaging and build and builds to a climatic ending that will leave you breathless. Other fantastic dance tracks include the sultry Don't Say U Love Me and Temptation. The ballads are also worth taking a listen too. Martika shines on the gorgeous Take Me to Forever and the stunning Safe in the Arms of Love. Other noteworthy tracks are Pride and Prejudice and the sweet and enjoyable Coloured Kisses. Martika is a true talent that has not gotten the recognition she deserved. A must for pop music fans. Even if you have not heard any of these songs before you should still have it in your collection. Also included Love... Thy Will Be Done, the gospel tinged ballad co written by Prince."
CD & VIDEO RESEARCHER | il | 01/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Martika / Martika's Kitchen Label: Columbia Year: 1991 Track Title 1. Martika's Kitchen 2. Spirit 3. Love...Thy Will Be Done 4. A Magical Place 5. Coloured Kisses 6. Safe In The Arms Of Love 7. Pride & Prejudice 8. Take Me To Forever 9. Temptation 10. Don't Say U Love Me 11. Broken Heart 12. Mi Tierra "
I still love this album!
G. Harrison | Canada | 10/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album takes me back to my university days. I loved it when Martika was riding the charts with hits like "Toy Soldiers", "More Than You Know", "I Feel The Earth Move" and "Water". When she came out with her sophomore release "Martika's Kitchen" in 1991, I was thrilled. The first single, "Love...Thy Will Be Done" was an instant smash and many were surprised to know that she collaborated with Prince on this hit.
The rest of the album is just as good, if not better. The title track, "Spirit" and "Don't Say U Love Me" are the other collaborations with Prince that are just slammin'! My personal favourites are "Pride and Prejudice", "Safe In The Arms Of Love" and "Take Me To Forever". The whole album is solid and every track has/had single potential.
I was surprised to hear that Sony Music dropped Martika from the label after this album. After all, she'd only released two albums. I knew then and still believe now that we'll hear from Martika in the future. Apparently, she sings lead for a rock band named Oppera. I checked out some samples of their songs and wasn't too impressed but then again, I haven't really given their music a chance. Nonetheless, I still enjoy listening to this album. The music is timeless to me."
Entering more Adult territory
Sadako | UK | 03/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Produced by Prince, this album found Martika breaking away from her previous teen pop bubblegum trend. This album aimed for something a bit more adult, a bit more raw and a bit more cultured and spiritual, and it succeded."Martika's Kitchen" pulses with sexual hunger and willingness to fulfill erotic desires. "Love... Thy Will Be Done" is a beautiful prayer song about sexual healing with some from the soul lyrics and lush and sexually climaxing musical backdrop. "Take Me To Forever" is a very deep song about loneliness, rejection and suicidal thoughts- not in the ridiculous Papa Roach style, but really contemplative and subtlely artistic. "Pride and Prejudice" is another lush and thoughtful song, about forbidden love and societies prejudices. And "Broken Heart" is a very moving and optimistic song about teenage preganacy and single motherhood, and the struggle and the hope. Truly inspired lyrics! Throughout Prince's funky and picturesque production and Martika's spiritual and escapist lyrics make this a sure masterpiece of Teen pop."