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The Kylie countdown #5

Kylie Minogue Let's Get To ItThe countdown to the release of Kylie Minogue’s eleventh album, Aphrodite, is on and following the release of a medley of several of the songs, we’re super excited!

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 fifth favourite is Let’s Get To It, where she really started to mature into an artiste…

Released: October 1991.

Biggest hits: Word Is Out was a top 10 hit in Australia and Ireland, but became her first song to miss the top 10 in the UK. Give Me Just A Little More Time and If You Were With Me Now top her back to the British top 5.  None of the singles made the charts in New Zealand.

Producers/songwriters: This was Kylie’s final album with legendary 80s hitmakers Stock and Waterman (minus Aiken). Kylie also co-wrote more than half the album, including her first self-penned top 5 hit If You Were With Me Now.

Best track: Too Much Of A Good Thing — sampling Janet Jackson and Lisa Lisa, this saw Kylie really combine her love of r’n’b and dance music.

Worst track: No World Without You — Kylie’s ballads were always hit or miss, this was very much a miss.

The stats: Rush-released to finish her contract with PWL and tie-in with the current European tour, her sales really declined with this album, although it still made the top 20 in both the UK and Australia. Critically it was her best-received album, with magazines like NME giving it rave reviews.

What we think: Kylie really matured with this album and it still holds up well today, especially if you chop off the last two tracks and replace them with the B-sides of both Word Is Out (Say The Word) and Finer Feelings (Closer). It was a great precursor to where her sound would go for her next album, following the minor blips of What Kind Of Fool and Celebration. This sees Let’s Get To It making it to #5 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 six — and email it in to us at campfm@aaronandandy.com. Simple really! The competition will close when we announce our top 3 in two weeks’ time.

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  1. Thumbelina says:

    Great album, I really thought this would be higher though.
    The title track is just brilliant!

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  2. Ivy Lies says:

    I like this album also, the music videos for the singles from this album were more mature also.

    Also the last track “I Guess I Like It Like That” besides sampling 2 Unlimited’s song “Get Ready For This”, it samples a Salt-N-Pepa track “I Like It Like That” from their album A Salt With A Deadly Pepa.

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