We’re sure you are too, and if not there’s something wrong with you, or you’re just not familiar with her work. But never fear! We’re gonna be looking at each of her albums, counting our way down to our favourite!
Our fourth favourite is Impossible Princess, where she decided she was an artiste and looked a bit fug…
Released: October 1997 (Japan), 1998 (rest of the world).
Biggest hits: First single Some Kind Of Bliss became her first to miss the UK top 20, and while it was one of her few singles to chart in New Zealand during the 1990s. Follow ups Did It Again and Breathe fared much better.
Producers/songwriters: Kylie wrote the lyrics for the whole album and c0-wrote much of the music. A number of producers were used including Brothers In Rhythm, Ingo Vauk, and the Manic Street Preachers.
Best track: Dreams — a poem of contradictions, it still stands up well today.
Worst track: Too hard to pick a worst track as none are that bad.
The stats: While it made top 10 in the UK, it quickly fell out of the charts, however in Australia it was her biggest seller since her 1988 debut. Critically it was easily her best-received album.
What we think: Sometimes it felt like she was trying on different sounds as if she is raiding her mum’s wardrobe, but that just creates a true potpourri of sounds and is really the only time we’ve seen the real Kylie. Fortunately she understands that she works better as a canvas for other songwriters and producers. Impossible Princess makes #4 on our list of World’s Best Kylie Minogue albums.
Warner Music have dug out the Kylie vaults for a massive Kylie competition here on Aaron and Andy.com. We’ve got copies of Ultimate Kylie, Body Language, Boombox, and a SIGNED copy of X, plus both the Intimate And Live and Showgirl DVDs to give away.
To enter, all you need to do is list in order from 10 to 1, what you think our top 10 Kylie albums are going to be — we’ve already told you seven — and email it in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Simple really! The competition will close when we announce our top 3 in one weeks’ time.
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