Kissin' Time - Marianne Faithfull
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  • Summary: The 60's star offers up ten new tracks with the help of friends Pulp, Blur, Billy Corgan, Beck, and Dave Stewart.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Despite its raft of celebrity collaborators, this inspired album keeps the focus squarely on Faithfull's elegantly weathered voice while drawing lyrical inspiration from her dramatic history. [16 Aug 2002, p.72]
  2. Her best bunch of songs since--not Broken English, that's ridiculous, but Strange Weather or A Child's Adventure.
  3. An album rich in variety, good pop sense, and the unmistakable cool of someone like Faithfull.
  4. At times smart, sometimes schlocky, and frequently both, there's an unmistakable hit-seeking aura to Kissin' Time that flirts with Tina Turner's Private Dancer career-resurrection formula without stooping to be conquered by it.
  5. In her music, as in her life, everything revolves around sex - but unseemly as it is for a woman of a certain age to frug bawdily alongside Damon Albarn, Marianne gets away with it.
  6. 70
    It's everything you ever loved about obscure French and Italian new-wave cinema soundtracks without the stench of rancid popcorn. [#55, p.74]
  7. These songs sound more like her collaborators' than hers. [Mar 2002, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4