This is an excellent album, even though it didn't do fantastically well on the British chart at the time of release. It wasn't helped by being put back from its original release date, which meant that when it finally arrived, it kind of slipped out unnoticed - which is a complete shame.
This was Indie Kylie, her most complete departure from the world of pop, in which she'd sat so comfortably for so long. This was Cool Kylie, but not everybody appreciated it at the time.
The stand-out track on the album is Did It Again, which got to no 14 on the chart but, then, some of the best songs aren't chart-toppers. It's a rollicking guitar-led classic, with Kylie rasping out her vocals to a background symphony which includes what sounds like a sitar, among other things.
Some Kind Of Bliss is great, but not a Manics classic. It sits a little awkwardly within the album, but the album does benefit from its inclusion. Other stand-out tracks are Cowboy Style and Breathe. Each track on the album has its own individual style and emotion.
This album will appeal even to people who aren't usual Kylie fans. I can see why she includes Did It Again on her Greatest Hits packages - its one of the best things she's ever done.