Voyeur (Kim Carnes album)

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Voyeur
Kim Carnes - Voyeur.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 8, 1982
RecordedMarch 9, 1982 - July 13, 1982[1]
GenreSynthpop, Rock
LabelEMI
ProducerVal Garay
Kim Carnes chronology
Mistaken Identity
(1981)
Voyeur
(1982)
Café Racers
(1983)
Singles from Voyeur
  1. "Voyeur"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Does It Make You Remember"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Say You Don't Know Me"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

Voyeur is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes, released in September 1982 through EMI Records. Carnes began writing material for Voyeur while touring her previous album Mistaken Identity (1981).

Voyeur is a synthpop album which Carnes described as "more consistent" than its predecessor. It received mixed reviews, with some critics in favour of the album while others remarked that it failed to live up to the standard of Mistaken Identity.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic retrospectively gave the album two out of five stars, stating that "the problem with success is following it." He suggested that it would have been difficult to match the success of Carnes' previous album Mistaken Identity, describing the situation as "a shocking performance for an artist that seemed poised for superstar status" after the album stalled in the charts. He opined that the album followed the same formula as Mistaken Identity, stating that it is hard to say why Voyeur did not achieve more than it did.[2]

Track listing[edit]

VoyeurStandard version
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Voyeur"
3:59
2."Looker"
  • Barry DeVorzon
  • Michael Towers
5:35
3."Say You Don't Know Me"Carnes4:11
4."Does It Make You Remember"
  • Carnes
  • Ellingson
5:11
5."Breakin' Away from Sanity"
2:53
6."Undertow"
  • Carnes
  • Hitchings
4:10
7."Merc Man"
  • Carnes
  • Ellingson
  • Hitchings
  • Krampf
3:33
8."The Arrangement"Dennis Polen3:47
9."Thrill of the Grill"Carnes3:24
10."Take It on the Chin"Carnes4:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 37
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[4] 26
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 59
US Billboard 200 (AllMusic)[8] 49

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voyeur – Kim Carnes". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Kim Carnes Voyeur review". Allmusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kim Carnes – Voyeur" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bonnie Tyler – Rocks and Honey". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Voyeur – Kim Carnes – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Music Canada.