Kylie Minogue

I think everything that happened in Kylies music career was meant to happen. I just can’t imagine a scenario where she didn’t go out of favour to come back triumphant. I think no matter what she’d done after SAW there was always going to be a lull, she needed that to truly return. I’ve been a fan since day 1 and it was sooooo uncool to like Kylie for years, she was a laughing stock by the majority of the GP in the UK, everyone loves her now.
It's nice to see how long overdue this really is too.
 
I think everything that happened in Kylies music career was meant to happen. I just can’t imagine a scenario where she didn’t go out of favour to come back triumphant. I think no matter what she’d done after SAW there was always going to be a lull, she needed that to truly return. I’ve been a fan since day 1 and it was sooooo uncool to like Kylie for years, she was a laughing stock by the majority of the GP in the UK, everyone loves her now.
I think the biggest problem was with the British media’s framing. Instead of viewing it as a quest for personal and artistic growth, the Kylie narrative essentially was reduced to desperate has-been hit chaser. It was never about the music (which was great). Tabloid bullying, reductive tactics to sell copies aren’t new and continue to this day. It’s a marvel how we don’t call it out more often, woke and all.
 
and the Zoot Woman feature.

It's obvious Kylie likes to dabble in the more experimental cool stuff on the side these days and focus on her brand of pop for the main.

Also, Kylie can get experimental and cool with her live arrangements. The Slow mix during the Golden tour and the In Your Eyes techno mix for Infinite Disco are exceptional.
 
I remember I bought Impossible Princess on release day after school with a few friends. We were all 12/13. When I picked the album up and went to pay, literally every single one of my friends I was with was like “why are you buying this?”. I can’t help but feel that was the attitude of the British public at the time for Kylie in 1997. She was out of fashion. Ears and eyes were on other acts. Yet she did have a loyal enough fan base that got her into the charts before she’d plummet after.

Also, what a stupid thing to say - “why are you buying this?” Obviously because I like it!

I remember visiting London in April 2000 and telling my cousin (who lives in London) in Burger King that I had recently gotten back into Kylie (she basically went MIA after Enjoy Yourself in North America) and I really felt there was a second act for her. He told me Kylie was finished.

About two months later, she hit #1 with Spinning Around.
 
I’ve just had ‘Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection’ playing on vinyl and the pressing/recording for ‘Dancing’ sounded like utter shit compared to everything else. Has anyone else had this issue?
 
Do people really consider "Really Don't Like U" Impossible Princess-esque? To me, it just sounds like sleek modern pop.

Yes. IP is a really diverse album with pop gems like Dreams and Cowboy Style.

Also, nothing jarring if you play Breathe after Really Don't Like U.
 
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