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Kissin Time

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Kissin Time

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marianne Faithfull
Producers:
Virgin
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

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. She lends a warmly confessional glow to ”Like Being Born,” cowritten with Beck, and teams with Blur on the steamy, haunting title track. But the set’s most startling achievement is the sly mock autobiography, ”Sliding Through Life on Charm,” penned with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker.