Kelly Osbourne – More Than Life Itself

Shut Up is an album of loud rocking songs, no doubt about that, don’t mess with Kelly O, oh no! Track eleven is the one you really need to hear, a bombastic hard rock ballad, that could have been sung by the great Alice Cooper, it puts me in mind of his classics ‘I never cry’ and ‘Only women bleed’. Kelly sings her heart out, always ever so slightly slurred, over a pounding orchestral waltz-y rhythm. This is no soppy ballad about some two-bit guy, no, it’s clearly for her mum, and before you say anything – ‘and I don’t care if it sounds trite’. It’s a delight to hear such heartfelt sentiments.