IT'S HERE.So FINALLY, here is our the verdict on Kiss by Canadian dance POP starlet Carly Del Rae Jepsen.
Tiny Little Bows - As I wrote before, this opening track is brutally good. It reminds me of a modern Jamiroquai jam that could slide gracefully into the soundtrack of the brilliant 2000 dance drama Center Stage. Read more on the song here. I dare you not to sing along.
Curiosity - Simply POP perfection. Gregory & I both agree that is is our #1 favorite on Kiss. Despite its noisy new production, the album version of Curiosity is listenable (though the original produced by Carly Del Rae's bff Ryan Stewart alone is a much better POP song- listen to the EP version of Curiosity below).
Turn Me Up - This is the best dance track on all of Kiss. Many will disagree with me about this, pointing instead to Max Martin's Tonight I'm Getting Over You or second single This Kiss. I stand firm in my assertion that this is the closest Carly sounds to a modern dance diva a la Robyn. A particularly magical moment is Carly's rallying cry, "I'm givin' up & going out toniiiight." At its finest moments Turn Me Up sounds like a Kylie song (a high compliment). This one's a keeper.
All in all, Carly Del Rae has released an album that is not perfect, but full of dance gems that will make many a girls' night for years to come. Welcome to POP, Miss Jepsen!