Kylie Minogue
Ultimate Kylie

Reviewed by: Mark Edwards
Reviewed on: 2004-12-06

Posted 12/06/2004 - 04:48:58 AM by ddrake:
 Haha, nice review!
Posted 12/06/2004 - 05:18:13 AM by NickSouthall:
 The best thing about Ultimate Kylie is the sequencing - the first disc is all the pre-94 SAW pop tat, and utterly disposable. I guess it's interesting from a pop-historical POV (seeing just how fascistically regimented all the productions are, establishing the chorus melody in the intro and then getting there as fast as possible through the verse, plus those drums! those keysboards!), but it's really not enjoyable, even if you were 8 at the time and thought Kylie was the best thing EVAH.

But the second disc, wow! Sophisti-pop par excellence, only "Red Blooded Woman" lets it down, but even that's redeemed by forgotten gems like "Confide In Me" - which pre-dated Madonna's "Frozen" by four years, and did it a hell of a lot better. OK so the indie stuff was ill-advised, but you can't argue with "Slow" or "I Believe In You".

Initial promos of this were sent out with the wrong tracklisting, and the tracks were sequenced entirely chronologically, but on the finally realised version that ended up in the shops the Nick Cave duet comes last - from Neighbours to Murder Ballds in under a decade - she's some girl.
Posted 12/06/2004 - 05:27:04 AM by NickSouthall:
 But she's only half as sexy as people say she is.
Posted 12/06/2004 - 03:20:21 PM by MFgill:
 "I Should Be So Lucky" is such an ace Hi-NRG tune!
Posted 12/07/2004 - 01:18:10 AM by J.Timmermann:
 I agree entirely about "I Believe in You." It's FANTASTIC--far better than anything on Body Language!
Posted 02/20/2005 - 12:56:36 AM by unsaunsa:
 Comparing "Confide In Me" with "Frozen"? Maybe. But if you want a real "Confide In Me" rip off to the max, it's "My Love Is For Real" by Paula Abdul released in 99 or something. Talk about late!