Picks and Pans Review: I Wanna Have Some Fun

updated 12/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Samantha Fox

Those who have been hoping Samantha would build herself up with a little cosmetic surgery are going to be disappointed. Nope, no voice augmentation for this gal. She has instead continued in the vein of her previous two albums, a style best described as airhead pop with sexy jacket photos. The titles—Ho? for You, Your House or My House, I Wanna Have Some Fun—offer a hint of the tunes' philosophical orientation, and the music is archaic-sounding disco, with Samantha chirping away while the synthesizers do a few fast shuffles in the background. The melodic high point is Dusty Springfield's old hit I Only Wanna Be with You (it all kinda makes you wanna stake Samantha to some diction lessons, donna it?). Rob and Ferdi Bolland's at least semiliterate One in a Million—"The day I met you I was so confused/ I never knew anyone could blow my fuse"—is the serious track. Okay, that's enough of that. Let's get back to an analysis of those jacket pictures. (Jive/RCA)

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