CD Review | POP
Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Kiss’
To answer your question: No. Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album does not contain another “Call Me Maybe,” the summer’s inescapable hit. “Kiss” arrives just in time to capitalize on interest in Jepsen, who in 2007 placed third on “Canadian Idol.” Whereas “Call Me Maybe” invited comparisons to Katy Perry, most of “Kiss,” Jepsen’s sophomore album, smacks of Kylie Minogue’s brand of electro-pop. Which is to say it’s all very pleasant, sung well, and firmly in the middle of the road.