Kylie Minogue

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The Cowboy Style love made my heart grow 3 sizes.

Cowboy Style, Did It Again and Too Far can hold their own against anything in Kylie’s discography. ANYTHING!!! (eyes Can’t Get You Out Of My Head nervously).

The Trouser Enthusiasts’ Goddess of Contortion Remix of Did It Again is my all time favourite Kylie remix.
 
SHED MY SKIN
SINCE YOU CAME IN
WHERE DO YOU END
AND I BEGIN

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The Cowboy Style love made my heart grow 3 sizes.

Cowboy Style, Did It Again and Too Far can hold their own against anything in Kylie’s discography. ANYTHING!!! (eyes Can’t Get You Out Of My Head nervously).

The Trouser Enthusiasts’ Goddess of Contortion Remix of Did It Again is my all time favourite Kylie remix.
Cowboy Style was the immediate standout for me from the start. It was fresh (still remains so), memorable, and decidedly different from everything else. The argument that the song was too pop as a lead single doesn’t really hold water in my opinion. Come on, as much as I enjoy Some Kind Of Bliss, it’s pop through and through, dressed up as alt-pop. Cowboy Style really is a lost classic.
 
Kylie wanted 'Limbo' as the lead release, Steve Anderson wanted 'Jump', the label wanted 'Some Kind Of Bliss'.

I'm not sure 'Cowboy Style' would've done any better but it definitely deserved more attention, as did 'Too Far'.

IP is always going to be niche Kylie. There was nothing commercial about it and that's fine.

I love Say Hey and I wish they had given it the remix treatment as I think it would have worked really well with the 90s club sound of the time.

 
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Cowboy Style was the immediate standout for me from the start. It was fresh (still remains so), memorable, and decidedly different from everything else. The argument that the song was too pop as a lead single doesn’t really hold water in my opinion. Come on, as much as I enjoy Some Kind Of Bliss, it’s pop through and through, dressed up as alt-pop. Cowboy Style really is a lost classic.

Music was incredibly eclectic in the late 90s but every genre seemed to be infused with a pop sensibility. After the Grunge years Brit Pop made it cool to like songs with choruses again. Within the space of a year (late '97 into '98) we had Ray of Light, From The Choirgirl Hotel, Homogenic, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Butterfly and Heather Nova's Siren (speaking of lost classics) and they all went for the jugular with the first single. Frozen, Spark, Joga, Thank U, Honey, London Rain. Even Dannii had a massive single in 1997 (All I Wanna Do).

Record labels and music journalists were obsessed with credibility in the 90s and it was always kind of nebulous. If Some Kind of Bliss was a choice Breathe was the sound of Deconstruction ritually disembowelling Impossible Princess with a sword! Having said that, Impossible Princess was a brilliant album and a brilliant era, even if it wasn't a commercial success. So thank you Deconstruction.
 
We wouldn't want to scare the Patsys who came for Especially For You!

I'm glad we got this gem, though. This and Light Years / Turn It Into Love had incredible arrangements.


The transition from Cowboy style into Finer Feelings is so sublime, it gives me chills every single time.
 
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Kylie wanted 'Limbo' as the lead release, Steve Anderson wanted 'Jump', the label wanted 'Some Kind Of Bliss'.
"Limbo" probably would've been the best choice. I like "Jump," but it doesn't exactly scream lead single. It's too subdued to be a lead single, but it's a great album track. And y'all already know that I'm not a fan of the Manic Street Preachers collaborations.
 
I think all of the potential choices would've been (relative) flops for Kylie's standards back then, and at least Some Kind Of Bliss gave us one of her best music videos ever, so we should appreciate it for that at the very least.
 
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