Kylie: The Complete Discography Rate - Part. 2 "B-Sides & Rarities" (RESULTS - WINNER!)

What is your favourite Kylie side project?

  • Kylie perfume

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Kylie At Home: Bedding and Home Accessories

    Votes: 8 10.8%
  • Kylie Christmas

    Votes: 31 41.9%
  • Kylie wine

    Votes: 32 43.2%
  • LoveKylie: Intimates & Swimwear

    Votes: 2 2.7%

  • Total voters
Good Life - 7. This grew on me with more listens. It's great to listen to lying down, relaxing and breathing.
I want to listen to this in summer.

Dangerous Overture - It was hard to score this as it's a bit of an oddity, but in the end I gave it 7, because it does sound like it would fit in a film.
he / him
I am surprised that "Dangerous Overture" wasn't one of the first tracks eliminated. An orchestral interlude with Kylie cooing and shouting? It's an interesting mood piece, but a song it is not.

I can see why it was cut from KM94.


The Reflex (Ben Lee & Kylie) 4.9

Highest Score: 9 x 2 @OSHi, @stebags
Lowest Score: 0 x 1 @WhatKindOfKylie?

Dangerous Overture ; 1 ; A horror movie soundtrack? I don't get it.

The Reflex (Ben Lee & Kylie) ; 3 ; Kylie sounds like a shouty mess on this. Hate it!

I Talk Too Much (Just Jack Feat. Kylie) ; 6 ;

Good Life ; 7 ;

Crave You [reprise] (Flight Facilities Feat. Kylie) ; 4 ; She actually sounds really good but why would I choose to listen to this?

"Dangerous Overture" not being the bottom 3 is already a triumph in my eyes, so I'm very pleased with it almost escaping the bottom 10. It has that spooky feel, dramatic instrumental and I just love it for what it is.

With that in mind, I ended up giving it a 9 (by far my highest score for "Kylie Minogue" B-sides) and my comment is:
~ Okay, I'm being a bit extra with this score, but I live for the drama here and Kylie's vocals are hypnotic.

Makes sense these interlude-ish songs are leaving so early.
Still, it would've been better if some other Deconstruction era track left before it. Such as... "The Reflex". A fine cover, but nothing too notable nor remarkable, so it received a 6 from me. I expected it to leave before "Dangerous Overture", since it was full point behind it in the Deconstruction rate.

I want "The Real Thing" to leave next. It's weaker than the last 5 songs we lost, so it's about time.
The Reflex (Ben Lee & Kylie) 5
A very different cover version and I don’t mind it but haven’t listened to it for years and probably won’t for another few years!

Bury Me Deep In Love (With Jimmy Little) 6.5
No idea who Jimmy Little is but I’ve always quite liked this but haven’t listened to it for years. Nice to hear Kylie sing in her lower register for the most part.
"Bury Me Deep in Love" got a 7.5 from me, which is mainly boosted by instrumental/production elements and Kylie's gorgeous vocal delivery, as well as the pretty melody. My comment says:
~ One of Kylie's best recorded vocals - they sound dipped in gold. The song is quite lovely, but I think it has to grow on me.

Well, that's a quite generous score for a song that has to grow on me. Anyways, it really didn't deserve to leave so early. But the cover + male vocals combo is most likely what didn't do it any justice in this rate.

If we keep losing covers, "The Real Thing" and "If You Don't Love Me" can follow suit.