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Kelly Osbourne. No, Seriously.

by Ari Bendersky
on 08 June 2005

In the world of celebutainment, timing is everything – and unfortunately someone forgot to drop that memo to Kelly Osbourne.

Kelly, famous at first for being the bratty middle child of Ozzy, now has a singing career of her own, which may not have happened if it weren’t for star-maker Linda Perry.

Perry, who helped the careers of Pink and Christina Aguilera, co-wrote and produced Kelly’s sophomore effort, Sleeping in the Nothing, which came out June 7. The album is far removed from Kelly’s sad attempt at reproducing her father’s rock career, with a ridiculous cover of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach.”

Sleeping in the Nothing is a synth-heavy album drunk with ‘80s new wave and dance pop influences. And I hate to admit it, but it's pretty damn good. If this CD had come across my desk unlabeled and anonymous, I would’ve liked it a lot more at first. Because I knew it was from Kelly Osbourne I scoffed at it -- and then listened with scrutiny. I’m glad I gave it a chance because I was pleasantly surprised.

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