In the world of celebutainment, timing is everything â 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 werenât for star-maker Linda Perry.
Perry, who helped the careers of Pink and Christina Aguilera, co-wrote and produced Kellyâs sophomore effort, Sleeping in the Nothing, which came out June 7. The album is far removed from Kellyâs sad attempt at reproducing her fatherâs rock career, with a ridiculous cover of Madonnaâs âPapa Donât Preach.â
Sleeping in the Nothing is a synth-heavy album drunk with â80s 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 wouldâve liked it a lot more at first. Because I knew it was from Kelly Osbourne I scoffed at it -- and then listened with scrutiny. Iâm glad I gave it a chance because I was pleasantly surprised.