Dark, aggressive, dramatic - Grace Jones!

Dark, aggressive, dramatic - Grace Jones!

Bulletproof Heart (Audio CD)

Customer Review

Grace Jones started her career in the 70s as a model. In the 80s, she drew attention as an actress to be. But the core of their work are their nine albums that she released from '77 to '89. The last date is "Bulletproof Heart" and is considered one of their worst.
I can not confirm that, however.
Admittedly, at first listen you have rather a negative impression, because the songs are not as catchy as for example on the previous "Inside Story" After repeated listens make however, turned out really great;.. The only exceptions are the two first track "Driving Satisfaction" and "Kicked Around", which to make matters worse even are therefore poorly placed and the longest songs.
The songs on "Bulletproof Heart" are aggressive until dark and perfectly fit Graces distinctive voice. Only the naive romantic, equipped with a beautiful melody "Paper Plan" does not fit into this mood.
The hypnotic anti-drug song "Crack Attack" is initiated by a rapper named Freedom's minimalist "On My Way" to save everything -. To beats of instruments to vocals - but thus achieves maximum effect. The title track is characterized by a very typical 80's sound with a slight rock influence. "Someone To Love" is knitted rather simplistic compared to the rest, but has catchy chorus and melody, making it next to "Paper Plan" the catchiest track on the album.
The two bonus tracks "Dream" and "Do not Cry Freedom" - the latter a duet with Chris Stanley, who has almost all songs written together with Grace - are also good, although it does not quite fit the mood. The two remixes of "Amado Mio" and "Love On Top Of Love" - ​​also a cool song and released as a single - way, are not bad, but in my opinion, unnecessary, but that's a matter of taste; I am generally not so on remixes. ,
The highlight of the album is clearly the theatrical - a word that Grace Jones describes just perfect - "Amado Mio", which captures an already at the first hearing.
Ever, every single song in itself a work of art, and all are very different.
My recommendation is: you should not let the first hearing put off because if you skip the first two songs, "Bulletproof Heart" is a great album.