Kylie Minogue

Word Is Out is great. That could sound pretty good with modern production as part of a future tour setlist. I love Kylie's lower registered vocals in the verses too.
 
Word Is Out is great. That could sound pretty good with modern production as part of a future tour setlist. I love Kylie's lower registered vocals in the verses too.

Her vocal on that track is it’s saving grace. It just tried to do too much and came off as sounding flat musically especially after the 4 singles preceding it. Whilst I slightly prefer the Oz Summer Breeze 7” mix I just can’t grow to love Word Is Out at all.
 
It literally comes down to the weight of the vinyl. 180 gram vinyl weighs more than most vinyls, though they are becoming more common. There’s no discernible difference in sound quality. It’s cut the same as thinner vinyls. What I’ve read is that it does add a little weight to cheaper turntables and produces less jumping. If you have a higher quality turntable, you’re not going to notice anything different I’m afraid.
 
It literally comes down to the weight of the vinyl. 180 gram vinyl weighs more than most vinyls, though they are becoming more common. There’s no discernible difference in sound quality. It’s cut the same as thinner vinyls. What I’ve read is that it does add a little weight to cheaper turntables and produces less jumping. If you have a higher quality turntable, you’re not going to notice anything different I’m afraid.

Yeah, the belief that 180-gram is better comes from the late 90s when major label vinyl production had dropped down to thin, lightweight, reused-plastic pressed discs in short runs with sharp edges to keep the costs down - some of the indies and boutique labels started repressing albums in heavier, virgin, well cut vinyl and the "180-gram heavyweight" thing became a marketing buzz phrase.
 
Word Is Out is lowkey better than most of her 80s singles IMO. It does seem slightly forced but it's a certified banger.
 
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Looking back, perhaps if she hadn’t tried to change her image so drastically then perhaps the single would’ve been more successful. Who knows? It’s held up well over time that’s for sure!
 
I hope Kylie brings it on Friday @ the ABBA Voyage opening night.
The paparazzi will be out in force.

(Madonna is also in London this week, will she also attend?)
 
Word Is Out is in my top 5 lead singles by Mini, sublime song. One of her best single covers too, utterly gorgeous.
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