Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Lucas, Dec 23, 2019.
I said "consider," and I guess... you did.
Yeah it’s alright
Sometimes I wonder where the airplane in that video was going to.
I Was Gonna Cancel is a bop teebs. Lightweight, frothy and nothing new for her sure, but it serves its purpose and really isn’t a world away from songs in her catalogue that are so totally beloved.
Kiss Me Once as an entire record is long overdue a reappraisal. It was good then - it still is.
I've always really liked Kiss Me Once despite its aimless nature. It's clear no one involved knew quite what to do with Kylie in 2014, but the tunes are there. And like many Kylie albums, some of the bonus cuts definitely deserved a place on the standard over others. It reminds me of X in a lot of ways, which seems to be looked at mostly fondly these days.
Unpopular, but I find it eminently more listenable than Golden.
100%. And far more progressive and modern than the two albums that followed it. Golden and Disco are way more cohesive albums with solid themes (and they’re great, don’t get me wrong - Disco in particular is stacked with some amazing work) but there’s more dynamic and experimental material on Kiss Me Once, which I’ve always found more interesting from her. Granted not all of it worked but seeing her leave her comfort zone is always fun.
I completely get that they actively play up her heritage now - and why shouldn’t that be the case? She’s worked hard to build the legacy - but I would love to see her do something different next time and really explore what ‘Kylie’ means for this decade with some new and exciting collaborators.
I do really like Kiss Me Once as well. That era gave us and absolute abundance of 4/5 songs. It's just missing some 5/5s and a clear vision.
I just think that when your album has these then I was gonna cancel should be nowhere near single status (but we know Kylie never releases the best songs - I'm looking at you Disco Down)
And whilst this is the definition of Kylie by numbers it's a bop!
I’m pretty sure it was said it was contractual that any Pharrell song had to be a single? It’s definitely not in the best crop of the tracks but it’s really not as bad as everyone makes out. Any and all criticism of Beautiful, I can understand.
We are in the wrong thread for this, but I'd happily continue discussion here!
Kiss Me Once is the last Kylie album I actively enjoyed.
Which version? The Bish Bosh Mix or the Dolphin Mix? If it's the latter, it's not hard to see why—"I Was Gonna Cancel" is infinitely more accessible than the Dolphin Mix of "Where Is The Feeling."
Kiss Me Once is a good album, it's just marred for me now because Kylie was having such a crap time throughout the era.
WARNING: The Sc*m
Apparently Olly Alexander’s written a track for the Disco re-issue, as well as having Kylie on the Starstruck remix.
“But that’s not the only thing Kylie has been working on while in Australia, as she has pulled together a deluxe version of her No1 album Disco which will feature several new tracks, including a previously unheard song penned by Olly, and a collaboration with Jessie Ware.”
Isn’t this exactly what it didn’t do?
Kiss Me Once promised to marry Kylie with hip producers like Sia and Pharrell, via RocNation, delivering hits and relevance. And it delivered the opposite, at least commercially. “Cancel” was a big part of the promise, and a big part of the let down.
I do agree there is a good record somewhere in there though... Somehow Kiss Me Once (and the Garibay EPs) fit nicely into the “story” of her back catalogue when placed alongside Golden and Disco, neither of which attempt to be hip and both lean into the Radio 2 audience.
Is the Kiss Me Once era the last time Kylie tried to be cool?
Thanks for the info!
Or you could accept that they have different tastes and not try to force yours on them?
That would make this whole era worth it.
I dunno I think that the Disco album housing a number of Kylie classics has made the era worth it, but I’m glad you’re looking forward to the Jessie collab!
Some enjoyable songs for sure but nothing near her best for me. Working with Jessie might show her what she is more than capable of doing and give us a real modern Kylie classic.
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