key tracks... cant get you out of my head in your eyes fever fragile
anyone who thought that kylie's international comeback with previous album 'light years' was a fluke...was sorely mistaken. 'fever' took her success to another level, with her biggest selling album and single to date...13years after she burst onto the scene.
'cant get you out of my head' was massive all over the globe, and the song title pretty much sums it up, while 'in your eyes' is another slab of dance genious and a worthy follow up. for irresistible pop fun, the the title track 'fever' will float your boat. a very tongue-in-cheek carry on style song with infectious beats and fun lyrics, while 'fragile' is a dreamy trance ballad, which floats over you and is the only part of the album that slows things down a little. by the time you get to the album closing track 'burning up' you are ready to play the album again.
this is surely a defining kylie album, and while she can pull almost any musical style off, it is without question kylie's most cohesive album to date. all the songs fit together really well, and while the musical direction is themed together, each track could have been a top ten single. a great album to add to her impressive list..and a great place to start for new kylie fans.
Kylie Minogue re-broke into pop stardom with "Fever," her eighth studio album. And it's somehow not surprising -- "Fever" is infectious, dancey and perpetually catchy. Despite the "lovey" tone of the songs, Kylie's album is dancepop in its purest form, and is probably the best example of the type.
It starts off on a rather middling note with the fast-paced "More More More," before launching into the sparkling "Love At First Sight," a more complex dance song that is surprisingly infectious. ("And everything went from wrong to right/the stars came up and filled up the sky/the music you were playin' nearly blew my mind/it was love at first sight!")
Things coast on from there, including the infuritatingly entertaining "Can't Get You Out of My Head," the funk-edged "Give It To Me," and the sultry "Love Affair." She also dabbles in softer electropop, in songs like the swoony "Fragile" and the swirling "In Your Eyes," both of which turn down the tempo and up the emotion.
It's always sort of nice when a guilty pleasure doesn't pretend to be anything but what it is. And "Fever" has no such pretensions. It's a fun, slightly suggestive album that you can dance to, with the forgettable lyrics of dancepop, and some truly enjoyable beats that have a tendency to stick to your mind like old bubble gum.
Even her most ardent fans can't claim that Kylie has a great voice -- she has a voice that is lightweight, wispy and pretty. It matches the music, and she knows how to use it, never overtaxing the ol' vocal chords. In other words, no Britney-style chord-straining yowls or screeches. Rather than exceptional vocal quality, Kylie gets props for knowing her limits, and working with them.
And the dancepop of "Fever" also gets props for unusual complexity. Rather than repetitive beats repeated on every song, several songs from "Fever" switch tempo, switch synths, and have their highs and lows. There are some distinct flavours to some of the songs, such as funk and a bit of disco, which add extra spice and memorability.
"Fever" is a guilty pleasure, but at least it's a fun, entertaining one. One of Kylie's best, and definitely worth "spinning around."