Carly Rae Jepsen has loaded her second studio album with disco-pop songs about crushes and heartbreaks. This Kiss is a classic 1980s disco track that's been modernised, but keeps the essential keyboard-synth sounds that make it infectious. She slows things down a bit at the start of the empowering track Tonight I'm Getting Over You before pumping it up; unfortunately the heavy beats sound out of place.
Jepsen scores hits with two outstanding duets: on Good Time, Owl City and Jepsen are a perfect match, their shared love of electro-pop blends their vocals seamlessly. The aptly named Beautiful, with Justin Bieber, is a simple acoustic guitar number that focuses on their voices.
It's unlikely Jepsen will again enjoy the success of the song-that-shall-not-be-named, but in all, this is an enjoyable pop dozen.
YP Rating: 3/5