British dance sensation Tina Cousins wants to break into America. Her Euro-dance flair on her vivacious debut Killing Time closely follows the commercial musical footsteps of dance diva Jennifer Lopez. Cousins, who was bred on the smooth jazz of George Benson, brings in dazzling dance tracks, moody ballads woven inside inflections of jazz and drum'n'bass loops on Killing Time. The title track is a jaunty pop tune twisted into a trance-like vibe, but it's the high-tempo R&B sounds on "Pray" that are so energetic and exciting, the club/dance scene can only be heightened. She doesn't hold back on steady electronica and sonic vocality. Reminiscent of former pop chanteuse CeCe Peniston, Tina Cousins' urban synth-pop sound is a little too infectious to just toss aside.
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AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson