Love her or hate her, she's back! After a flop (but fun) first album, and a stint in rehab due to an addiction to prescription painkillers, Kelly finally returns...and with a bang. This isn't just an ordinary pop album. This album, chock full of fun electro 80's style club tracks, is how pop at it's best should sound. Stripped down, honest, and instantly catchy. Kelly wrote the vast majority of the tracks on here (with help of hit maker, Linda Perry) and it shows. Many tracks on here tell a story, whether it be about drugs, restlessness, anger, or human society. Here is my track by track review of this pop masterpiece.
One Word - First single to be released off of here. Pure mesmerizing electro goodness. Stunning track. The lyrics are brilliant and tell a story somewhat related to the philosopher, Nostradamus.
Uh Oh - This will be the third single to be taken off of the album. 'Uh Oh' tells the story of a guy who denies his girlfriend in public, pretending he doesn't like her and so on. This one is instantly catchy with a heavy guitar hook that stays in your head for days.
Red Light - The second single to be taken off of the album. One of the more personal tracks on here. It tells how Kelly felt stuck (or waiting at a red light) while she was on drugs. Like the song before it this one is instantly catchy and has an amazing chorus. Lots of little bleeps and bloops - very Blondie.
Secret Lover - Funnest song on the album. Awesome dance style hook. I'm pretty sure she wrote this one about her ex-boyfriend (lead singer of The Used) Burt McCracken. Kelly's voice is loud and brash and she hasn't sounded better.
I Can't Wait - Kelly slows things down a bit for this one. Can best be described as a catchy 80's ballad. Not sure what this song is about though. Kelly's voice is soft and easy on the ears for this one.
Edge of Your Atmosphere - Probably the most diverse song on the album. It starts out very sentimental but instantly starts with a jumpy beat and various clapping bits, soon enough Kelly kicks in with lyrics about restlessness and love.
Suburbia - This will be the fourth and final single to be lifted off the album. Catchy right from the start. I interpret the song as an ode to pop lookalikes such as all the Britneys, Christinas, Avrils etc.
Don't Touch Me While I'm Sleeping - This one is interesting... Kelly covers a very touchy subject in this one, date rape. But thankfully she pulls it off in true fashion with a pulsating electronic beat and blaring guitars thoughout. Lots of swearing in parts (but it wouldn't be Kelly without the language would it?), which is probably what scored this album a parental advisory warning in America.
Save Me - Definetly the most personal song on here. Kelly sings about all the people who knew about her drug addiction but didn't do anything to help her for selfish reasons. One of the slower tracks on here. The beat kind of jumps around with a smooth sounding chorus.
Entropy - In my opinion this is the best song on here for various reasons. A bit like 'Don't Touch Me While I'm Sleeping' with the guitars and hard beats. This one is extremely intelligent and sounds extremely futuristic with lyrics about the degration of human society. Amazing.
In conclusion, this album definately won't have any trouble topping my best of the year list and possibly my all time favourites list as well. Kelly really pulled it off with this one, I'm proud of her. Let's hope it does well - she sure deserves it.
Good on ya Ms. Osbourne.