Kissin Time

It's been 23 years since Marianne Faithfull released the dynamic Broken English.

It's been 23 years since Marianne Faithfull released the dynamic Broken English. While other albums followed (most notably 1983's A Child's Adventure, 1990's Blazing Away, 1999's Vagabond Ways), none matched the vitality of Broken English—until now. Kissin Time opens with "Sex With Strangers," a mighty slab of electro-hued funk with music by Beck, who co-produced the track with Tony Hoffer. Elsewhere, Faithfull, who sounds rather happy here, teams with Billy Corgan, who produced the sensual "I'm on Fire" and the sweet "Wherever I Go"; Dave Stewart, who produced/co-penned the gorgeous "Song for Nico"; and Jarvis Cocker and his Pulp bandmates, who contribute to the autobiographical "Sliding Through Life on Charm." The album closes with a simply lovely rendition of Herman's Hermits' "I'm Into Something Good." Consider this a real treat.—MP

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