Boomkat Product Review:
Sally Shapiro fans, it's time to come out of the closet. The followup to 'Disco Romance' is finally here and reassuringly titled 'My Guilty Pleasure', just to let you know what you're really in for. This young lass divides opinion like few others, some adore her (us, and you?), while equally as many simply don't get it, maybe they had a euphoriectomy when they were too young to realise? If anything this one will push those parties further apart as Sally and her producer/beau Johan Agebjörn fast forward a few years beyond the Italo fetish of the 1st LP, and onto a succulent Euro-trance and Hero-disco sound, rife with electro arpeggations and cycling-top tight melodies with a fluoro finish. This progression can also be attributed to Roger Gunnarsson, a regular contributor to the project who, besides lending a studio hand, provides backing vocals on the sublime 'Love In July' as Clive Reynolds, and production on the ultra gay 'Save Your Love'. However, the highlight has to be her cover of Nicolas Makelberge's 'Dying In Africa' (no, us neither), pushing the emo-buttons like a expert ninja finding your chi points, which beautifully leads into the already classic 'Jackie Jackie', which still sounds as brilliantly naughty as it did last year. To finish, we couldn't ask for a better swansong than 'Miracle', the melodramatic close to an epic nightdrive of an album, all saccharine saturated synths and open heart emotions. Perhaps check with your doctor before taking this album, because those with a fragile heart may be prone to weeping.