CD reviews: Cindy Wilson

Forty years on from the founding of the wildly influential danz-punk ensemble the B-52s, vocalist Cindy Wilson has dipped a toe into solo waters, first with 2017 EPs Sunrise and Supernatural, and now, a spooky, but cheerful, electro-pop album, Change.

Ripe with tinges of motorik Krautrock, French ye-ye and heated electro-clash, Wilson and co-writer Suny Lyons create un-Dada-ist, non-B-52s fare: the heartfelt Memory, the trip hoppy Change, the slow, sentimental likes of Things I’d Like to Say and the subtly disco-ish On the Inside — all  featuring her signature croon.

Moving away from the kink of the B-52s doesn’t mean that Wilson eschews that new wave wonk entirely.

Brother shares the frenetic kitsch of her origin story, while moving her own soulful, nu-electronica forward.

• Cindy Wilson. Change. Kill Rock Stars.

•  ★★★ + (out of five)

— A.D. Amorosi/TCA

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