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The Must Have for the ultimate Kylie Fan
on 7 April 2014
Kylie's second official Greatest Hits album, only this time a double CD that includes all of her brilliant smash hits such as "I Should Be So Lucky" to "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". CD 1 covers her PWL era, while CD 2 covers her Deconstruction era right through to her Parlophone era with 33 tracks in total.
1. Better The Devil You Know 10/10
What a way to start the album with this true gem of a classic, showing a transition from girl next door to sexy siren with this dancefloor anthem that may have been a risk but pulled off to perfection.
2. The Locomotion 10/10
A fun cover that was originally by Little Eva and yet Kylie made this her own, another fun upbeat track that will get you up on your feet and dance, maybe a bit dated now but that still doesn’t stop this song from being great. Released as her debut single in Australia hitting #1 over there and her third hit over here reaching #2 in the UK charts, as well as being a massive hit in the US charts peaking at #3 over there, making this yet another memorable track for the princess of pop.
3. I Should Be So Lucky 10/10
The track that really started it all, a simple yet effective and catchy number that made me fall in love with her to begin with, everyone should know this by now, topping the UK charts for a massive 5 weeks and topped the charts in Australia, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland, its pure cheesy pop at its finest.
4. Step Back In Time 10/10
Kylie goes disco and again a different sound for her. With gloriously cheesy lyrics and a funky sound that makes this an instant pop gem.
5. Shocked 10/10
An awesome track that continued her reign of hits becoming her 12th UK top 10 hit and with it's cool sound and sexy music video and even the female rapper in the middle still only adds to the brilliance of this track.
6. What Do I Have To Do 10/10
Kylie again showing off a different edge, going even more dance and clubbier sound. Along with a really raunchy video that makes this track a highlight in her discography.
7. Wouldn't Change A Thing 10/10
Showing a more definite sign of maturity in her sound, and her voice but still pure pop and instantly catchy none the less and memorable. Becoming yet another smash hit by reaching #2 in the UK charts.
8. Hand On Your Heart 10/10
A brilliant track first taken from her second album , a bright and fun poppy track, that’s instantly memorable, becoming yet another chart topper for her and quite rightly so with its bright and cheery music video and quite cheesy lyrics, but I love it.
9. Especially For You (Ft Jason Donovan) 10/10
Okay this may be a bit dated and cheesy but it's still a Kylie/Jason classic becoming her 2nd UK #1 and selling close to a million copies at 997,000 copies.
10. Got To Be Certain 10/10
A fun catchy and cheerful, the music is instantly upbeat that will pick up your ears and listen and really makes you smile, and I can see why this was the follow up to “ISBSL” and becoming yet another instant hit reaching #2 in the UK charts and hitting the top 10 all over Europe.
11. Je Ne Sais Pas Pourqoui 10/10
Slowing down the pace which only makes this track beautiful with lyrics about her singing her love for a man, and quite inventive with the French title and becoming another instant hit for her reaching #2 in the UK charts, originally meant to released as a double a-side with “Made In Heaven”, but as it turned didn’t need the backing as this track well and truly overshadowed the latter and quite right as well.
12. Give Me Just A Little More Time 10/10
Now I don’t care what anyone says, I love this song even though it’s a cover and it’s cheesy that doesn’t stop this from being fun and Kylie does show some impressive vocal moments on this track.
13. Never Too Late 10/10
Yet another instantly danceable track that you will not get out of your head, which flows perfectly with tracks 1 and 2 and this, was the late Michael Hutchinson’s fave track of her. No wonder this was the 3rd single peaking at #4 becoming yet again another smash hit.
14. Tears On My Pillow 10/10
A cover a classic 50’s ballad and doesn’t stray far away from the original. A short but sweet ballad that takes you back in time and again becoming yet another chart topping smash hit for Kylie.
15. Celebration 8/10
The only weak track on CD 1 but a great way to end the album aptly titled "Celebration"
HIGHLIGHTS = BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY, HAND ON YOUR HEART, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO & NEVER TOO LATE.
WEAKEST = CELEBRATION.
1. I Believe In You 10/10
The first of the 2 new tracks on the album and what a way too kick off things with this Jake Shears penned track that's very camp and very disco and very Kylie.
2. Can't Get You Out Of My Heart 10/10
Well what can I say about this, Kylie’s biggest hit of her career a mid-tempo dance pop number with elements of disco with the ever famous (La, la, la) hook . Kylie has never sounded better and it really lived up to its potential topping the charts in 40 countries and putting her back in the American charts and further cementing her iconic status forever.
3. Love At First Sight 10/10
Now this is where things really get going, this stylish dance pop, which edges between both electronic and disco which lyrically it’s all in the title and of course had to be a smash hit and pure brilliance.
4. Slow 10/10
Wow well I must say that this is very different to anything Kylie has ever done before, and being the first single as well which is a mighty risk that pays off. This track is very simplistic piece of synthpop that’s very sophisticated, along with a pulsating beat and Kylie’s vocals are very laid back and seductive
5. On A Night Like This 10/10
A more club/dance sound, with pulse sating beats immediately making this an epic Kylie track, and the perfect follow up single to Spinning Around, with its summery vibe and along with a glamorous elegant music video to boot.
6. Spinning Around 10/10
The track that put Kylie back on the map, this smash hit chart topper that was originally meant for Paula Abdul, thankfully she turned it down, Kylie turned this into a joyous disco dance track, along with those famous gold hot pants which made her an icon and Kylie’s staying power was well and truly back on track.
7. Kids (Ft Robbie Williams) 10/10
Sung with Robbie Williams, a quite a different pace to the rest of the album, as it’s again quite rocky. But an instant anthem and a definite standout in Kylie’s epic career.
8. Confide In Me 10/10
The first single and a what a way to begin a new chapter, a big risk that has definitely paid off, her breathy vocals and more relaxed sound, makes this one her most interesting offerings yet, a dance type ballad done to perfection becoming a massive hit reaching #2 over here and topping the Australian charts.
9. In Your Eyes 10/10
Yet another fantastic pop dance number, with its mixture of house and disco music blending with her sensous vocals, which sound a lot more sexual on this track and of course becoming the perfect follow up to the mega hit (CGYOOMH) along with it’s perfect production and no wonder becoming yet another smash hit single.
10. Please Stay 9/10
A nice paced track, I love the Latin and Flamingo rhythms, which is totally different to anything Kylie has done before.
11. Red Blooded Woman 10/10
A much danceir urban flavoured track, that’s very American feeling, but still very much a Kylie record, making this a very solid sounding track with its catchy hooks.
12. Giving You Up 8/10
The second and last of the new songs on this album, an okay song but the B-Side "Made Of Glass" was a million times better.
13. Chocolate 8/10
Slowing it down now and becoming very seductive and sexy where Kylie’s vocals are very sultry on this track, which to be honest wasn’t one of my fave singles from her, but I have to say that this track does display a truly sexy romantic feeling to it.
14. Come Into My World 9/10
To be honest it took me a while to warm to this track, but in the end I loved it, it’s sound is remincisent of the first single but has a more dance and house style to it, and overall a decent track.
15. Put Yourself In My Place 10/10
Kylie going for a adult contemporary sound and pulling it off to perfection, her vocals sound stunning on this track and becoming one of her underrated songs yet.
16. Did It Again 10/10
Kylie going a bit more rock with trip hop influences and especially loved the guitar twangs to this song.
17. Breathe 9/10
A gorgeous track that took me a while to warm to but nonetheless this takes you to a whole other place very trippy and psycedalic.
18. Where The Wild Roses Grow (Ft Nick Cave) 8/10
An okay track, not one of my faves, but a very different and unique sound for her but not to my taste.
HIGHLIGHTS = CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD, SPINNING AROUND, LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, CONFIDE IN ME & SLOW
WEAKEST = GIVING YOU UP & CHOCOLATE