KATE RYAN – “Libertine”

Sometimes the English Channel seems wider than ever. In France a libertine seems to mean “smouldering pop princess with a great line in trancey synth riffs”. In England it means “junkie with a Smiths album”. Actually I like The Libertines. Honestly. But not as much as I like this, which is the kind of thing Kylie should be making (again) (My liking for “Slow” I can see now was based on thinking it quite daring of them to put out the moody third single first until I got that godawful album and realised that “Slow” is the fast one. Anyway if you like Europop you will like “Libertine”, go and download it.)