While pop aficionados will be acquainted with Kimba’s debut album Vows, to the world at large she’s that girl from Somebody That I Used To Know. The Golden Echo is a decent stab at changing that.
Carolina is a shimmering pop gem, Miracle is a fabulous slice of nu-disco goodness, and 90s Music is a joyful tribute to the songs of Kimbra’s birth decade – in fact, every track here is memorable in some way.
The downsides? The album jumps all over the place in a manner that can be jarring. Some will enjoy this, others might decry a lack of cohesiveness – either way, this album displays an energy and flair that’s bound to win new fans. (PH)