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Classic Album Review: Kim Stockwood | 12 Years Old

The singer-songwriter returns with a collection of intelligent, mature pop.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Remember little Kim Stockwood? Voice like an angel, mouth like a sailor? Recorded that novelty song Jerk a few years back?

Well, since then she’s come a long way, baby. In the four years since her debut CD Bonavista, Kimhas grown into a serious singer-songwriter. And the intelligent pop of her sophomore CD — co-written with everyone from Randy Bachman to Squeeze’s Glen Tillbrook — is brimming with her newfound maturity and depth: These 13 tracks ring with honest emotions, thoughtful lyrics and mature themes like vulnerability and isolation. Maybe a bit too mature at times; this disc sure is less fun than her last one. Still, any woman who says she believes in “karma, Zen and upside-down tequila shots” hasn’t completely lost her sense of humour.