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Janet Gardner - Janet Gardner album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

Cover art for Janet Gardner - Janet Gardner album

If you’re expecting Richard Marx/Jeff Paris-inspired pink fluffiness from this solo album by Vixen’s peroxide lead singer, look elsewhere. Made in conjunction with guitarist, songwriter and producer Justin James, Janet Gardner is a vehicle for what is often termed ‘modern rock’; big, chunky and immensely impersonal, with the ballad Best Friend being a rare beacon of familiarity.