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Classic Album Review | Kelly Osbourne | Changes

If at first you don't succeed… reissue that sucker with new cover art & extra tunes.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


THE YEAR: 2002.

THE STORY: When it came out a year ago, this album was titled Shut Up. Not surprisingly for an Osbourne, Kelly didn’t heed her own advice — even though the album kinda stiffed, she’s decided to rerelease it with some new cover art and a few extra tunes.

THE GOODIES: The whole disc is a surprisingly solid and enjoyable set of punky pop, but without a doubt the catchiest tune remains her cracking cover of Madonna’s Papa Don’t Preach.

THE EXTRAS: Four live tracks that aim to prove Kelly is for real, and the title cut — a duet with Dad on the Black Sabbath power-ballad classic — that aim to prove she’s a chick off the old rock.