It's never easy to define appeal of a particular singer's music, but it's especially difficult where Kylie's music is concerned. I became a Kylie fan at the beginning when she was with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, despite not caring much for most of the music that they produced. Kylie wasn`t the only Stock, Aitken and Waterman artist whose music I liked, as I also like Bananarama and Jason Donovan, but I can`t think of any others. Nevertheless, Kylie's music has changed a lot since then. I also enjoy her later music, but in a different way. Yet through all the changes, Kylie's music isn't and never has been typical of what I normally listen to. So I guess it's down to the quality of the songs and Kylie's wonderful voice, both of which are well up to the expected standard on this album.
Four British top ten hits came from this album, which also revitalized Kylie's career in America. The first and biggest of these hits, Can't get you out of my head, made number one in Britain and became a huge hit in America and around the world. Nothing else here matched the achievements of that song, but the other three hits here (In your eyes, Love at first sight, Come into my world) are all excellent. The title track was presumably considered for single released but, at least in Britain, wasn't released in that form. It's worth noting that all the songs here are originals, even though a couple of them (Fever, More more more) use titles of old songs made famous by others.
Typical of Kylie`s albums from the early years of the new millennium, this album works well whether played as background music or listened to without other distractions. Overall, I have a slight preference for the album that followed this (Body language) and the one that preceded it (Light years), but there's really not a lot to choose between them. If you enjoy any of the three, you'll also enjoy the other two.