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Thank You for the Days...,
This review is from: Tropical Brainstorm (Audio CD)
Kirsty MacColl is up there, in my opinion, with the likes of Nick Lowe, Joe Jackson, Difford and Tilbrook etc as one of the great English pop songwriters of the late 20th century. This album shows the playful, fun side of her music - in fact if there's one overriding theme it's sex. We get coquettish Kirsty in "In These Shoes?", horny Kirsty in "Celestine", passionate Kirsty in "Autumngirlsoup" and wry Kirsty enjoying a bit of cyber-sex in "Here Comes That Man Again".
With most of the songs set to a Latin beat, it gives the album an overall fiesta feel, even in the more bitter songs like "England 2 Colombia 0".
There are a couple of weaker tracks here, but overall this is a really good, positive, life-affirming album that I'd highly recommend. In fact, its upbeat nature makes you wonder how much more we had to come from Kirsty had she not been killed just a few months after its release.