Kylie Minogue

Yes, it was Robbie who was supposed to release an album. Kylie had recorded a bunch of tracks without any direction for the album and had recently recorded Slow, which gave her the idea that she wanted for the record. Sadly, Parlo "needed" an album for Q4 so they cut the sessions short and forced her to put out what she had already. I am a huge Bible Language fan, but I do think it would have been interesting if Kylie had been able to follow the style she was going for with Slow.
That would have been a much more interesting album
 
I've began to come around to the thought that the release of Ultimate Kylie was what gave "Slow" its rocket boost into the top echelons of the Kylie cannon. After spending a year on the backfoot, you could have forgiven Team Kylie for burying "Slow" away in the latter half of the first disc if they had done so, but they didn't and it holds its own magnificantly with the big hitters around it. I think the general public really warmed to "Slow" because of this. All that "mixed-response" to "Slow" disappeared right around then.
 
I've began to come around to the thought that the release of Ultimate Kylie was what gave "Slow" its rocket boost into the top echelons of the Kylie cannon. After spending a year on the backfoot, you could have forgiven Team Kylie for burying "Slow" away in the latter half of the first disc if they had done so, but they didn't and it holds its own magnificantly with the big hitters around it. I think the general public really warmed to "Slow" because of this. All that "mixed-response" to "Slow" disappeared right around then.

To be honest it was only about 3 years ago that Slow clicked with me and I think it’s one of the best pop songs ever.

I just think it’s a song that takes its time to click with people because it is so different.
 
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Inspired by the Christmas Day Channel 5 documentary I’ve been listening to Word Is Out a lot over the past few days. It’s so criminally underrated even if I can understand the GP at the time were suffering with PWL/Kylie fatigue (cretins!). Love the Lets Get To It album artwork as well. Visually the entire era was a stone cold shoot.
 
Original cover and tracklist -

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The demos have leaked, but never in HQ. Even the "lossless" rip we had the last couple of years is from lossy sources.

What a waste of a lovely album cover.
 
I wonder if Parlophone roped in the Ludacris feature for Chocolate when it was being considered as a lead single. It really elevates the song, I wish it had been officially released.
 
I've always been disappointed that the X demos weren't better, tbh. A majority of the best material either leaked before the release of the album or was officially released in some capacity.

X really could have been something amazing, too many cooks spolied the broth so to speak, she was pulled in all sorts of directions with this album and it showed, there are some gems in this album like In My Arms, Sensitised, Nu-di-ty, Speakerphone, No more Rain, but the album as a whole go ruined. It could have been my all time favourite Kylie album but not quite.
 
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