Yet Impossible Princess is Kylie at her most creative and the album where she is producing her most as an artist. It is an artists album and not so much a commercial album. Which is why there are no "obvious singles".
However that's why this album is my personal fav of hers. Properly out of the comfort zone and demonstrating exactly what she could do as an artist. Off course there has to be some form of commerciallisation yet I don't think that was the brief of this record.
I love it and in some ways every song could have been a single.
Even the bonus' of this era are great.
The epic Take Me With You. The drama of Love Takes Over Me and the simply stunning This Girl. Even Stay This Way (not strictly an IP track) is one of her best vocals.
I have nothing but praise for this era!
All of this!
It's an album she HAD to make, At that point in time, she could have easily been written into the history books and now be on one of the many 80's nostalgia tours. I don't think she would have been commercially viable if she continued with SAW/pop sound into the late 90's. Of course, Impossible Princess wasn't a commercial venture either, but it did keep people talking, she was still in the public eye, even if it wasn't in the most favourable way for most of 1995-2000.
She had to change her sound, rebel against her past and prove she was a creative force in her own right. And boy did she achieve all of that.
We would not have had the Parlophone era if it wasn't for Impossible Princess. The triumphant return to pop and her embracing her past. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Impossible Princess and Light Years are her best 2 albums. Total opposite sides of the same person. Both deeply personal in very different ways, both absolute masterpieces.
And for this little gay teenager who grew up on Stock Aitken & Waterman, Impossible Princess opened up a whole new musical world of discovery. I wouldn't have discovered Bjork, Garbage, hell even Natalie Imbruglia would have been too 'rock' for me at the time had Impossible Princess not broadened my horizon.