1990. A new year, a new decade and above all, a new chapter for the career of Kyle Minogue. Having successfully turned soapstar to popstar for a new generation of pop fans at the end of the 80's, Kylie cannily knew that she couldn't count on the pre teens to keep her career in check forever. And so for the new decade, with Stock Aitken Waterman starting to lose their power on the charts, Kylie began to to arguably for the first time take the reigns of first her image and then artistry... Tears On My Pillow, may have just about been her first single release of the 1990's and topped the UK singles chart for a sole week in January. But, the true rebirth of a Kylie Minogue for the 1990's, was not until late April with the timeless classic and coming of age anthem that was, Better The Devil You Know. Inspired by Kylie's love of the club scene at the time, plus her own personal life (her dumping Jason Donnovan for Michael Hutchence and SAW worrying he would be a bad influence on her), this was the birth of "Sex Kylie" and her first true dancefloor anthem where the likes of Spinning Around, Get Outta My Way, Say Something and SO many more would follow in the decades to come. A #2 hit in the UK and #5 in her native Australia plus mostly top 20 elsewhere, Better The Devil You Know has not aged a day (like the great lady herself), and remains irresistible over 3 decades on. With Better The Devil You Know riding high in the charts, Kylie then used Summer 1990 to begin work on her 3rd studio album, that would see two firsts. These would be Kylie herself contributing lyrics of her own to the record and also working with other producers aside from Stock Aitken Waterman, notably early years Madonna alumni, Stephen Bray. However, it was still clear that singles wise, it would be the SAW team calling the shots with 3 truly classic follow up singles to Better The Devil You Know, that would eventually form the "Golden Quartet". Issued between the Autumn of 1990 and the late Spring of 1991, all showcased Kylie at her dance-pop best. First there was the Disco homage of Step Back In Time (UK #4), the Italio House influenced What Do I Have To Do (UK #6) and finally the slight R&B feel of Shocked, (UK #6) the later remixed to perfection by trendy early 90's producers DNA and given Kylie a record breaking 13 back to back UK top 10 hits in the process. Rhythm Of Love itself was released on the 12th November 1990. Compared to the chart topping multi platinum sales of her first two albums, it's UK #9 peak (especially towards the Xmas buying season) and much lower sales cert was a slight disappointment. However, it's reviews were ultimately her best yet and it's now regarded by many fans and critics alike to be the best Kylie album of the Hit Factory Years. And it's not hard to see why either. Kylie and the dancefloor go hand in hand. And as the release of Disco a near exactly 30 years on has proven, it's a home that she's never truly left-with this record being the one that put her firmly there in the first place. Happy 30th to it.