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Kylie Minogue released her 8th studio album 'Fever' back in 2001 and was the first album I heard from Kylie that got me hooked. The album is very dance pop and contains some of the best catchy pop songs I've ever heard.
The opening track 'More More More' is a wonderful fun pop and dance track with breath taking vocals it is a brilliant opening number to intoduce Kylie's new era (up to that point), her heavy breathing at the beginning of the song really turn the heat up.
Second track and third single from the album 'Love At First Sight' is one of the best songs from the album with great beats and vocals. The song is beautifully sang and is a song I always turn to in the summer.
Third track and very successful lead single from the album 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' is a very fun dance song which I loved at first until it was very overplayed by radio stations and music channel's. It is also quite repetitive with that mixed with it being over played it can become quite annoying.
Forth track 'Fever' is a suggestive track from Ms Minogue, it has amazing beats at the opening of the song which immediatley take all your attention. Her vocals are amazing in this sing. Love it!
Fifth track 'Give It To Me' also has amazing beats at the beginning of the song, that mixed with her great suggestive lyrics makes the song very entertaining to listen to.
Sixth track 'Fragile' is not one of the best songs from the album, its OK but compared to the rest makes this song one to skip.
Seventh track 'Come In To My World' has good vocals and lyrics but can be quite repetitive. Still a good pip song though.
Eighth track 'In Your Eyes' is one of the best songs from the album and is a perfect disco beat. Absolutley love this song.
Ninth track 'Dancefloor' is a good pop song with good lyrics, beat and vocals. However, the song is not as strong and the others it is still worth a listen and may be someone else's cup of tea, but its not my favourite.
Tenth track 'Love Affair' is my personal favourite from the album. It is everything people love about pop music: catchy, great lyrics, amazing vocals and slick beats. This song is 100% poptastic. Love, love, love it!
Eleventh track 'Your Love' is the closest thing this album has to offer for a ballad (which it still isn't) the lyrics and vocals really make this song good.
The twelfth and final track from the album 'Burning Up' has amazing background music and lyrics. And her vocals are shown off very well in a sexy way. This song is the one that stands out the most and also one of the best songs.
After the massive hit that was Can't Get You Out Of My Head I was unsure whether Kylie could follow the single up with a great album, but she certainly could!
Fever is Kylie's studio album and was released in October 2001 when it topped the UK album chart, and it is easy to see why. This album has 12 tracks and each is a great little pop record which is pleasant to listen to. However certain tracks really stand out as good songs, like Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Fever, In Your Eyes and Love At First Sight (3 of which were singles from the album)
To date Fever has sold nearly 2 million copies in the UK alone making it 6x platinum and became Kylie's overall highest selling album, and it is sure to still be a hit album for many years to come!
A great addition to any pop music fan's music collection!
What to do when you're an international superstar whose most creative album to date flops hard? Turn to disco, make yourself a household name again. What to do when your comeback album is a triumphant success? Sex yourself up! Perhaps that was the train of thought which passed through miss Minogue's mind when she set out recording her eight studio album Fever. It's clear from the very first view of the video for Can't Get You Out Of My Head that this new, improved pint-sized pop princess was here to stay and intending to get the nation hooked, be it bopping teenagers, an army of gays or drooling dads. Can the music live up to the image?
It's a promising start. More More More opens the album and a more effortlessly sensual track you will struggle to find. Kylie breathes 'give it up; I just can't get enough' over a calmingly soft electro backing track, before putting her all into the chorus. It combines mature electro-pop with lyrics basic enough to be digested by all and it still sounds modern today, seven years on. Love At First Sight follows. A Kylie co-write and production by long-time collaberator Stannard, the track epitomises the pop scene at the turn of the decade; joyous, energetic, euphoric. It's a thin line between the latter and plain cheesy but the track stays on the right side of that line and has become a classic. Despite not being the second single taken from the album (In Your Eyes was that, to some fans' annoyance) it was the second-most successful single, peaking at #1 in Oz, #2 in UK and Top 25 in America, and itching it's way into the public's conscience, never to leave. Often it is played as the closer to Kylie's sell-out, large-scale world tours, and with good reason; it's as big an anthem as they come, with it's reflective, end-of-a-golden-era vibe.
Third is Can't Get You Out Of My Head. There's really nothing to be said for this sheer classic besides the fact that it single-handedly catapulted Kylie to megastar status in a way in which nothing else could or would have. It's strength lies in it's simplicity, from the legendary 'la la la' verse to the pumping electro of the chorus. The album's title track follows and changes the tone somewhat; Fever is all frequent bleeps and happy synths, the sort of light-pop Kylie has done so well in the past. It borders on cheesy, especially when the lyrics are taken into account (Kylie sings to her love doctor of sorts; 'I'm love-sick when you're not around, check me over...'), but it works purely because the overall sound is so joyous. Give It To Me continues in the exact same vain, bordering a tiny bit towards a slight R&B-pop sound as Kylie recites 'give it to me like I want it'. It's extremely noticeable that, at least during the opening half of this record, Kylie's lyrics rarely lift themselves above the mundane, the predictable or the downright cringey, but her sweet vocals pull it off like few others could so that said lyrics are not actually a negative thing, but an endearment.
Fragile is the album's first and only ballad, but it's not a thousand miles from Fever's running theme of subtle electronic bleeps, especially in the chorus when a quiet but chirpy beat compliments the beautiful subject matter about finding love. It's also the first time on the album which sees lyrical content of any kind of depth, and it's a welcome respite from the I-like-you-boy, come-and-dance-with-me esque content of the preceeding tracks. It also leads nicely into Come Into My World, a song so strong and yet to subtle that it cleverly consumes the listener and works it's way into your mind, determined never to leave. It probably stands as my favourite track on the album which is no mean feat given the stupendously high standard throughout. The Cathy Dennis-penned lyrics stand out too; 'lift me up, up, high up on your love' breathes Kylie as the song escalates. It's all so dramatic and swooshing that you feel as if you're a part of the song; does music get much better?
Third single In Your Eyes is next. It's a truly dark moment with a seductive vocal and a catching hook and in some way's it's more reminiscent of a song Kylie's vastly underrated sister Dannii might sing; dance-influenced, beat-heavy, deep vocals; it could almost be Put The Needle On It's sister song, and there's no way that could ever be a bad thing. Dancefloor, the third and final Dennis-penned number, is a hard song to pin down. It straddles the line between light and dark and as a result you're left wondering whether you've just listened to a happy song or a somewhat more reflective, sad one, but either way, the enigma of it only adds to the experience, as does the strong-willed chorus; 'watch me getting over you' Kylie lays down to her one-time lover.
Love Affair is the definitive Kylie dance track; more club-orientated than probably any other of her songs, certainly up until 2001, the track feels like it was produced for listening to strictly at night, with it's nightclub theme and searching lyrics. 'Don't hold back, it's time for a love affair' Kylie near-pleads of her lover; in other hands it could sound desperate but as ever Kylie works her somewhat unique voice to add an element of beauty and the song is perhaps even haunting. It's nothing less than a crying shame that she's never performed it in front of a live audience, for it's a floorfiller if ever anything was.
Your Love is very much a continuation of Dancefloor, if a little more upbeat and optimistic. It's basic pop for the clubs but Kylie and her team of songwriters and producers have the knack for enhancing what could in other hands be boring and uninspired, and indeed Your Love is nothing less (or more) than a decent album cut. Burning Up, not a Madonna cover, brings the album to a close on a high. The sultry, sexy verses slow the pace whilst Kylie oooh's over a simple guitar beat, before exploding into a chorus of high-pitched, loud, layered vocals which compliment each other well and sound completely believable. When Kylie cooes 'can you feel me burning up?', we really can, because she's putting her all into it.
As a sidenote, Tightrope, a bonus track on the original Australian release of Fever and on the global re-release, is well worth getting hold of. Very much a continuation of Fragile, it's a balled-like soft pop number with endless subtlty. The same can be said of Rendezvous At Sunset, the gorgeous b-side to Head, which feels like it was designed to be the themetune to late nights and sunsets spent on an exotic beach.
As an album, little else compares to Fever. In fact, it's Kylie's biggest career achievement to date and the second-best Minogue album, behind little sister Dannii's timeless Neon Nights.
Following Kylie's triumphant return to the pop throne in 2000 with her Light Years set, Kylie capitalised on that and reached a new career peak with the million selling single 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' and the parent album Fever, becoming a huge international success on top of the areas she was already popular in. This album contained 4 singles (Can't Get You Out Of My Head, In Your Eyes, Love At First Sight and Come Into My World) which were all among Kylie's best, and aside from these singles Fever is a strong, cohesive album with it's eyes fixed firmly on the discotheque. Not one song on this album could be classified as 'filler' and aside from the singles you have other highlights in the shape of More More More, the title track Fever, Dancefloor and Love Affair. This album is the ideal pre-going out soundtrack, highly recommended.
Proving once again that quality doesn't always neccessarily associate itself with popularity, Kylie Minogue's 8th studio album Fever came hot on the heals of a mini-revival of Kylie's career. A moderately successful album in 2000, and a sell out auditorium tour early in 2001 meant that Kylie Co. should quickly build on that momentum. Things quickly took on a life of their own.
Fever was a perfectly apt title, as Kyliefever really did sweep the world for a bit. The album became the biggest selling of her adult career (only debut album Kylie sold more), gave her a huge hit in America, spawned the biggest selling single of her career, and kickstarted an arena tour that sold out in minutes and broke barriers in terms of sales previously set by bands like U2. But what about the music.
Well Fever is the most generic dance album of Kylie's career. Whereas working with various producers in the past (and since) has produced a varied bag of sounds, Fever picks out a formula and sticks to it rigidly. Its both a positive and a negative. For while fans knew exactly what they were getting on the tin by the time mega-successful single number 2 was released, Fever produced a sound that could have been released by just about any female pop star, and rarely deviated from that from song number 1 to song number 12.
More More More: The album opener called on a sound previously touched on by Daft Punk and brought Minogue's somewhat nasally vocals to the package. Kylie squeals with delight through lyrics that talk of her desires and wanting more of whoever it is she sings about. Her vocal is slightly stronger on this track than on many of the album though, and its an enjoyable track to get things swinging.
Love At First Sight: Apparently, this track is one of the most successful UK radio singles of all time. Different from the track of the same name from her first album, its a body jerking dance track that provides beautifully for Kylie's robotica routine that she applied to every tv appearance at that time. It also has a great singalong chorus.
Cant Get You Out Of My Head: What could I possibly say about this song that hasn't been said already. A hypnotic trance-lite beat with the eternally irritating overuse of the word "la" makes for a song that worms its way into your brain, and even now refuses to leave. Co-penned by Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis, it has given Kylie her biggest single, and filled dancefloors across the decade thusfar.
Fever: Abandoning the previous thumping beat for something a little more 80s and electronica, the title track of the album is a playful flirtation track which has Kylie calling upon some doctor or such to come and fix her ailments in love. The lyrics are a little base, and you have to question whether Kylie's a little old to be singing such trite. But her little girl lost vocals carry it off just enough to deserve its place on the album.
Give It To Me: Lending an edge to the album is this funky track that brings an urban vibe to the table. Kylie's vocals are growly enough to make this both different to the other tracks on the album as well as most of her back catalogue.
Fragile: Picture Kylie inside a glass, and you can imagine this sugary sweet dance track. The imagery conjured up by this track fits perfectly with the title, and Kylie really does sound as if she could break in two. The best track of the non singles.
Come Into My World: Sister track to Head was written by Rob Davis, and also got a Top 10 entry in 2002. The fact that this album, and this track in particular, gave great vizualisations on Kylie's Fever02 tour is what lends strength to a generic dance song with somewhat processed vocals. The single version applied a much more enjoyable beat than this album version.
In Your Eyes: Single number 2 from the album is one of the best pop records Kylie has done. Applying an excellent thumping bassline, the only thing that lets it down is that the chorus really doesn't lift up in the traditional pop way. But its certainly a floorfiller, despite being one of the weaker songs on the album.
Dancefloor: This is one of those bumshaking tracks that Kylie comes up with every now and again. True to form, the song is perfect for the dancefloor, and homes in on the idea that hitting the clubs is the best way of getting over a break up. Not exactly the break up song it could be, its enjoyable fodder as the album heads to a close.
Love Affair: Tackling a sound more suited to Cher, this track tampers with vocoders and puts Kylie's voice through the mincer. Its the danciest song on the album, but suffers from a lacklustre chorus.
Your Love: One of my favourite songs on the album, this has a superb guitar playing along with a slightly tranced-up beat. The best vocal on the album from Kylie as well, the end chorus lifts up a key and shows that with the right material she can sound natural. The lyrics carry on the them of the album about love and dance.
Burning Up: Unrelated to the Madonna track of the same name, this starts up with an unusual guitar rift with Kylie snarling her vocals in a lower range than usual. It repeats this formula throughout the song. However, despite the chorus applying the traditional dance beat of the album, its unique enough to be unusual. A great closure for an album that isn't risky enough to be among Kylie's best work.
Fever may have sold 6 million copies, and gave Kylie her most notable hit in America, but her subsequent albums have shown greater depth and a riskier move on her part. Its also the album in this decade that has shown the least lyrical input from Kylie. She contributed very little in the way of lyrics, and whilst songwriting has never been her greatest input, she really shouldn't be leaving it to the A&R people to find her songs.
Fever's weakness doesn't lie in the music. It's weakness lies in the fact that most of it is faceless and generic. Its a shame that when Kylie shows the least amount of risk in her music, she reaps the most rewards. It gives the impression that people are happy to hear music from her that should be performed by 18 year olds and appeal to 12 year olds.
Fever's strength though is in the enjoyment it provides. Much like a good musical, it keeps the grin on your face for most of its running time. Very few will find enough depth in it to emotionally engage, but then who says Kylie was ever deep or emotionally engaging anyway. Even after recent troubles, her music still predominately has her fans hitting the dancefloor. This album is the one that fans will stick on when they are having a party and are half way off their trolleys.
What Fever did for Kylie was put her back on the pop map. Previous album Light Years set the stall for what Kylie was after, and Fever saw that through. Her ploy worked. By the time Fever was back at the top of the charts in 2002, Kylie was set upon her next tour, the singles were topping the European chart, and Kylie was the proud owner of 2 Brit awards for Best International Female and Album.
The imagery on Fever calls upon classic albums such as Grace Jones. Kylie and her stylist wanted to create an image that was retro, and therefore put an interesting slant on classic electro albums of the 80s. They clearly applied that motif to the sound as well, as Fever best belongs in that era of music.
Australian and American versions of the album also showcased bonus tracks, of which the most notable is the sombre electrica song Tightrope.
Fever is Arguably Kylie Minogue's best album to date. Pure pop, dancey tracks is what she does best. With the massive smash hit Cant Get You Out Of My Head (written by Cathy Dennis) leading the album and topping the charts for 4 weeks in the UK, it was the perfect start for an incredible album, which went on to top the UK album chart for a number of weeks.
Fever reached number one on the Australian and most European charts and sold 1 million copies in the United Kingdom alone. To-date the album has sold six million copies worldwide and broke into the US Billboard top 100 at number 3, her highest ever US chart position.
And it's not hard to see why. This album is simple perfect pop. A sublime mix of fantastic dance tunes, including Can't get you out of my head, In your eyes, Love at first sight and Come into my world, nestled as gems amongst a chest full of gold, with the rest of the album packed full of great tunes. These timeless, memorable pop tunes just never get old, and you'll be listening to it years later and it still sounds just a fresh, fun and sexy, which is a sign of a true classic, which this most definitely is.
2002 saw Kylie launch the huge £5m Fever tour covering Australia and the UK. A large, extravagant performance which sold out and delivered one of her greatest ever live sets from the first night to the last. Supported by her fantastic live voice, band, team of dancers and boundless energy, Minogue put on a fantastic, mesmerising performance of hits, new and old, with enthusiastic dance routines, sexy outfits and great visualisations to complete it, she took us from Outer space, to a Clockwork orange and a night Paris, and did it in style.
Fever took Kylie to new heights and cemented her return to the top of the charts, following on from 2000's camp-pop triumph Light Years album, scooping two Brit awards for Best International Album and Best International Female, and confirming the Australian pop princess as not only one of the greatest pop artists of all time, but also one of our most treasured entertainers, whose warmth and talent will radiate for a long time yet.
A fantastic pop album, highly recommended! The CD package is lovely too, features Kylie in a white skimpy sheet showing off that famous backside...
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Ive not always been a fan of Kylie. The curly-haired, squeaky-voiced girl from Australia who tortured us with I should be so lucky and The Locomotion was among my least favourite people in the world at the time. However, since the excellent Spinning Around (to my mind still her best song), she has just gone from strength to strength, and Im a true fan nowadays. (And I do mean of her singing I think she has acquired a legion of fans who appreciate her rather more tangible assets far more than her voice ;D ).
Fever is a true Disco album, a pretty rare thing these days. Theres a definite sound permeating all of the tracks, however there is plenty of variety in the different songs. Kylie has never had the best voice in the world, but she knows what shes good at, sticks to it, and does it better than anyone else in the business.
When she needs to she has a pretty raunchy voice (okay shes not Tina Turner but she does it for me), and in my favourite song of the album, Fragile, she is incredibly sweet. Otherwise she has a fine pop voice well suited to the style of her songs.
Many of the tracks are probably good to dance to, but Im a really lousy dancer so dont take my word for it! Most of them have a sing-along value, and some of them will stick in your head for a long time.
(Ive put all the tracks in lower case as thats how they appear on the album cover).
01 more more more Fast, slightly raunchy, feel-good song.
02 love at first sight Pure trademark Kylie, more purred than sung.
03 cant get you out of my head Undeniably catchy, but I feel this song is seriously overrated. Certainly not one of the best songs on the album, but true to its title, once youve heard it you really cant get it out of your head! Notable (to me) also for being co-written by the wonderful Cathy Dennis, who I wish was still performing as well as writing.
04 fever - The title track is pure disco, but also has clever lyrics and the vocal style shows some of the softer side of Kylie.
05 give it to me - Kylie gets raunchy with this saucy song that owes more to funk than disco.
06 - fragile - This is my favourite track of the album, and has Kylie singing in a sweeter voice than Ive ever heard from her before. It also has nice lyrics and a good but unobtrusive beat.
07 -come into my world - Sweet and sexy, this is probably, along with fever, the second best track on this album.
08 - in your eyes - One of the most well-known tracks, its more vintage Kylie. Better the cant get you out of my head, doesnt suffer from having heard it a million times!
09 - dancefloor - A good disco track, upbeat and uplifting.
10 - love affair - A filler. Nice enough but nothing special.
11 - your love - As the previous track.
12 - burning up - The album ends with an excellent track thats a bit of a departure in style for our Kylie. Great mood-lifter and probably the most ambitious musically.
There are no bad tracks on this album. About 3 are just over average (3,10,11), 5 are good (1,5,7,8,9), and 4 are brilliant (2,4,6,12). Its an album you will listen to again and again, good for parties, lifting your mood, and just for unwinding. It shows Kylie to be an accomplished and versatile performer, not afraid to try something a little different but never so much that shes out of her depth.
Recommended heartily for all Kylie and disco fans.
Kylie Minogue is one of the most established and popular pop singers we have ever seen in music. Although, her carrer has taken many paths as at times Kylie has been the most popular singer in the whole country but at times has become unknown for her musical career.
Many people would prejudice Kylie Mingoue thinking that her music was no where as good as how it is hyped to be. When i heard the album ''Fever'' i was genuially suprised by its quality, and consistency of tracks. But in fact the matter still proves that it is this album ''Fever'' and one of the tracks which features on it ''Can't Get You Outta My Head'' which made her in one of the most established and popular stars in showbiz.
''Fever'' is a classic and fantastic pop album, one which is consistent with every piece of vocal, backing music, lyrics and generally musicality.
''More, More, More'' is a great and nice pop song, with a great and nice catchy tune - that you just can't help to dance and sway your hip's to. It is catchy, pure pop and easy to listen to.
''Love At First Sight'' is a great pop song, one which is perhaps not the most catchest track on the album, but makes an impact on you. It is pure pop, has great chorus and unforgettable verses.
''Can't Getcha Out Of My Mind'' Is a fanastic track, one that is probably one of the most critcially aclaimed tracks Kylie has done, and reasonably so it is catchy, is great pop has great verses that goes perfectly with an amazing chorus.
''Fever'' is pure pop, but stylish. It has a soft and gentle backing music with a soft and nice beat which fits perfectly by Kylie's gentle vocals. It is catchy, again it has a great chorus.
''Give It To Me'' is half pop and half 'R' and 'B' it is an amazing and nice pop track, that is unforegtabble yet again. The production is really good, it has a loud backing track which makes the track great pop.
''Fragile'' is nice, gentle and classical pop. It has a great chorus, fantastic verses. It really shows the extent of Kylie's vocals. The song it self is very good lyrically as it has a great chorus, and similar verses. It is catchy and really stands out on this album.
''Come In To My World'' was released by Kylie as a single, which really shows the quality of the song and the overall quality of this album altogether, It has a great chorus, nice vocals are used for the verses. It is soft pop, catchy and basically great pop.
''In Your Eyes'' is a great track, it is pop. It is produced is excellently, the vocals of Kylie just highlight just how good a singer Kylie Mingoue is. Great chorus, nice verses and is great catchy track.
''Dance Floor'' is a very soft and gently pop track. It has a slightly loud backing track that goes on well with nice and soft vocals. This is a great produced track, great lyrics and very catchy.
''Love Affair'' is nice and easy pop. The vocals are brilliant, excellently produced. The song is pure-pop, catchy and the lyrics are great.
''Your Love'' is pure pop, the music is very soft and the vocals are louder making this a perfect pop track. It is excellently lyrically and well proudced.
''Burning Up'' is a nice track, again well produced has a great chorus, and some very catchy verses. It is excellently proudced and well written.
I think this album, in overall terms is amazing. This is mainly pure pop, all of it which is catchy. Excellently proudced, nicely written it is great listening.
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?Fever? is unquestionably an album which is aimed at your Saturday nightclub attendee. With monotonous beats and a a whole host of synthesised electronic blips and whirring it is always going to appeal to those peeps that like to get up and dance. But for me Kylie?s music is lazy and half-arsed. It?s music made by a bludger(2 - See footnote), who knows her records will sell on reputation alone. For the most part I can?t really tell where one song ends and another begins. When I listen to this album all I hear is forty or so minutes of half-baked beats and synthesised rhythms. I really cannot see the appeal of this album and anyone who listens to this and thinks it stands for good music must have kangaroos loose in the top paddock(3). The first track ?More More More? a fellow reviewer describes as a ?groovy, breathy slice of sexy dance music?. WTF? All I hear is monotonous beep, beep, beep, whir, clappy noise repeat for bloody four minutes and forty seconds... arghhhhhh. The one saving grace is that I?ve always found Kylie?s voice to be on the whole, pleasant and unobtrusive. But then saying that with all the equipment available to sound engineers these days they could probably make a ?hundred a day?, chain smoking alcoholic sound like a top 5 artist. Moving on seamlessly from the first track we have... hold on the CD hasn?t changed tracks... oh no my mistake it has. I wonder why Kylie has included this song twice and with a different title. It is the same song isn?t it? ?Love at first sight? features more inane electronica and the same sorry beat. Except that this time it?s overlaid with ?boo, boo, boo? and the whirring has been omitted. What else can I say? Pure pop trash. Now we move onto the number one single ?Can?t get you out of my head? a veritable slice of commercial pop guaranteed to r
ot your brain. Any song that opens with the words... La La La, La La La La La La/ La La La, La La La La La La/ La La La, La La La La La La/ La La La, La La La La La La/ ...deserves to be flown directly into the sun or banished to the fiery pits of hell along with its lazy creator. This sums up the overall feel that I get from this album - that of laziness. Is there anything more half-arsed than using ?La Las? instead of proper lyrics. Any dimwit can do that. The sad fact is that this actually got to number one and poignantly illustrates the state of our music industry. There are so many, much worthier artists who would do anything for a number one single but instead we reward an over the hill Aussie who repeatedly churns out the same dross. Anyway moving onto the next song we have the title track ?Fever?. Sounding more like the soundtrack from a 2D Commodore 64 platform game, Fever has the same electronic sound as its predecessors. However, even compared to the previous tracks it sounds bodgy(4) and the production is very understated. To be honest it sounds like its been recorded on a Dictaphone and played on one of those child sized keyboards. The following three songs follow pretty much the same pattern. ?Give it to me? could be any one of the first four tracks and it?s become glaringly obvious that Kylie isn?t looking for diversification on this record. All the songs are straightforward dance tracks designed to get the youngsters bopping and jiving. ?Fragile? slows the pace slightly but behind its staid exterior lurks the same electronic sound desperately trying to escape and eventually given its release in the all too familiar chorus. Now I don?t want be labelled as a knocke
r(5) or someone who suffers from the dreaded ?Tall poppy syndrome?(6) but by this point I was really bored with this album and still had six tracks to get through. Needless to say I won?t bore you with details of all the tracks as any of my descriptions could equally apply to any of the remaining tracks with the exception of one. After managing to listen all the way through the samey ?In your eyes?, ?Dancefloor? and ?Love affair? I finally got my reward - a half decent song. Track ten of the album ?Your love? departs from the already well trodden electronica track and instead features a rather pleasant acoustic guitar. Now this song sounds like some effort has been put into it. With a slower and more contemplative rhythm it also features probably the best vocals from the album. Nothing fancy just a good song with a great rhythm and a sing along feel. ?Fever? is an album that is going to appeal to all ravenous pop/dance junkies and certainly delivers a sizeable hit of trashy tunes. It?s ?London to a brick?(7) that until her dying day Kylie will sell records by the bucket load in the UK and abroad. For me however, Kylie?s music will never hit the spot. I need my music to have feeling and to know that the person who wrote it, wrote it for better reasons than to simply maintain an already mapped out career. If you like pop/dance then by all means rush down to the local record shop (if you already haven?t) and buy it, I?m sure you won?t be disappointed. But while your there at least take a glance at the almost abandoned section (the one featuring the unkempt fellow in flared ripped, jeans) labelled ?alternative/indie? and pay your respects to those tortured souls who make music for the minority not the commercial masses. A guide to Australian slang 1. Not my bowl of rice - not my cup of tea 2. Bludger -
a lazy person. 3. Kangaroos loose in the top paddock - intellectually inadequate 4. Bodgy - of inferior quality 5. Knocker - someone who criticises 6. Tall poppy syndrome - the tendency to criticise successful people 7. London to a brick - an absolute certainty
13 years is a long time in music,especially for an artist like kylie minogue. after many different image changes,as well as music changes,kylie returned triumphantly in the late 1990's with 'light years' and it's standout single 'spinning around',for which a certain pair of 50p gold hot pants from oxfam will go down in music video history. yet after another few months in the sombra the ausrtalian princess of pop returned with 'Fever'.And what a return that was. smashing to number one with 'can't get you out of my head' helped by the fact she was looking hot as ever in the video and every posh spice hater was eager to get up her upturned nose and determined not to let her get to number 1,'la la la' became the tune on everyone's lips,making it a top single of 2001.Mission complete for all kylie fans,but can they be so supportive of kylie's latest effort? Indeed they can.'Fever' is a clever dance/pop record which manages to combine the same vibe of an electronic beat as noted on 'Can't get you out of my head' and later releases yet maintain that not all the songs sound exactly the same. The album begins with 'More more more',a funky slice of disco perfect for a tap on the tiles and which will have you singing 'more! more! more!' till you get sick.This is followed by 'love at first sight',one of the best tracks on the album,with it's exotic holiday romance feel,yet not as cheesy.if you can bare to listen to 'can't get you out of my head' anymore then don't skip track 3,if not track 4,'fever'.it is different to the previous tracks,having a more deep meaning and slower beat,another killer track.'Give it to me' has a western feel come telephonic feel to it,with kylie singing 'give it to me like I want it!'in a more cowgirl like fashion accompanied by the electro-disco beats that cove
r the album. the only slow song on the album,and my personal favourite,is 'fragile'.with it's heavenly bridge and equally ethereal chorus it's a fantastic track that you can imagine floating in the air to. 'Come into my world' has a more hypnotic feel then previous tracks,with kylie begging for you to 'come into her world'.Next comes the other smash on 'fever',the hypnotic woo-ooing of 'in your eyes'with its quick beat chorus and swooning bridge. no song is better to dance to on 'fever' before a night out then the aptly named 'dance floor',with irresistably funky mixes of vocals and less electronica than other tracks. 'Love affair' continues the funky elecrto-disco vibe to 'your love' and it's sweet 'you you you' end of chorus. the album ends with another stunner,beginning with kylie in cow girl mode again,it then fires into another electrical delight,rounding off an album which by the time youv'e finished listening to it will have you exhausted so much that you'd rather not go out clubbing. Oh well,just repeat 'fragile' and feel like your flying. Kylie does a good job on 'fever'.her singing,which is varied from simple chirps to squeeling trills, sounds good,as does the music.her lyrics are insignificant to be honest,only serving to add catchiness to each track. nevertheless,with an album like this all you'll be wanting to do is dance your socks off in a cool,chique fashion before a night on the town... enjoy!
I have to admit I am not really a Kylie Minogue fan, actually I wasn’t but I am now. Firstly Kylie never ever appealed to me, I thought her music was just too disco but now that she has added that dance element to her music it has definitely appealed to me. I purchased her album myself after hearing several of her songs in a friend’s car. For an artist who’s been around as long as Kylie it’s pretty tough to stay in with the latest sounds but somehow Kylie has continued to keep her sound fresh. After a period of time Kylie became very unpopular. Personally I would not have been caught dead listening to a Kylie track three years ago but somehow she has managed to reinvent herself and become well cool again. The style of the album is quite different to her previous releases but made in a similar Kylie style. Kylie has been a success in this country for absolutely ages and now she seems to be becoming a star in America too, her back side seems to be getting more coverage than her but that’s life! Kylie is classed as pop music with a dance twist. That is exactly how I would describe this album; it’s more mainstream but has some very good dance elements shoved in there making it much more appealing and likeable. For some reason I wouldn’t really dream of purchasing Kylie music but from what I had heard this was one I had to listen to, and I am glad I did purchase it in the end. My brother is quite a big fan of Miss Minogue and from what I had heard Light years was a pretty tough act to follow but I think she has succeeded in a pretty big way. Fever is made in a similar style but with probably more appealing elements such as the dance sound. Kylie has tested out quite a few music styles but right now it’s the dance and pop kind of mixture. It’s working a treat for her but if she wants to continue to be successful she should probably try out other sounds too. She
should probably take some notes off the so called queen of pop Madonna. Now personally I like Kylie better than Madonna, Madonna just irritates the hell out of me, Kylie seems much more grounded and plus her music is more fun. Even though Madonna changes her style of music often I think she isn’t as good as people make out. (Ok so who’s going to attack me for saying that?!) ~~THE TRACKS~~ MORE, MORE, MORE This song really gives you a taste of what’s to come on the rest of the album. It’s definitely been 80’s inspired with a disco beat to it. This is definitely classed as a catchy disco tune as it has those poppy beats. The song is good and does grow on you after a period of time but still I think it wasn’t really the right choice for the opening track, its good an all but I still think there were some much more stronger songs which would have been more appropriate as the opening track. I like the beats on this song and Kylie’s style of singing is quite different compared her style on some of the other tracks. 7/10 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT I love this song as it has such an upbeat and summery vibe. I would think this is the more mainstream sound on the album and the obvious choice for her newest release. I think she sounds fantastic on this track and think it can put anyone into a good mood. This song reminds me of some of the more classic dance anthems out there as it seems to have been made in the same style with those catchy beats and bass line. It even starts off as a dance song and personally I don’t think it disappoints. I loved it the first time I heard it and I still do, it just always cheers me up and it just such a good song! This is my favourite song on the whole album, a lot of people would disagree with me but I think the whole vibe of the song is just so upbeat. 9/10 CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD Definitely one of the most original
songs I have ever heard. It’s just infectious pop. The whole of Britain must have gone crazy for this song; Posh didn’t stand a chance for that number 1, no way! There is just something so original about this song; it’s just good to listen to. Those ‘LA LA LA’ repetitions do not get boring whatsoever! I love the vibe and beats to this song, its just so addictive, I can never get bored of it even though you’d think it would get really repetitive after a while. This is probably the most popular track on the whole album due to the fact that it’s making Miss Minogue a superstar stateside. I would expect this song to be the one to make her a star as it is just so damn original. I heard Sophie Ellis Bextor was offered this song first but nobody can work this classic like Kylie. I knew when I heard this song for the first time that it was going to be a huge hit for Kylie; I think most of Britain was saying that! 10/10 FEVER The first time I heard this song was at my workplace and the fact they played the tape over and over and over again meant I had to here this song at least 20 times per shift. Anyway on to the song, personally I think it’s really catchy and has a very 70’s vibe about it. It’s got some excellent beats and think it makes an excellent title track. Everything about this song is just so retro and Kylie’s style of singing really backs up the beats and backing music. You might have to give it time for it to grow on you though as it’s not one of those instant favourites. I think Kylie sounds really good on this track and her voice goes really well with the backing music. The lyrics aren’t brilliant on this song but there bearable. 8/10 GIVE IT TO ME I have no idea why but when I first heard this song it reminded me of Britney. I can’t say I’m very fond of this song due to the very poppy and weird sound effects which kind of resemble a
telephone ring tone. Personally I don’t think this track stands out at all, it sounds like a song steps would have released. This song did grow on me a bit but I still find it quite irritating, the way Kylie sings is kind of annoying as well, doesn’t really compliment the backing music and distorted beats. I think this song was probably mostly inspired by the 80’s dance movement as those electric beats sound quite outdated if you ask me. The tune of the song is quite good but the whole vibe is just annoying with those annoying beats. 4/10 FRAGILE This song is much softer than some of the other songs on the album. It is a lot more chilled out and relaxing. It actually starts off on a more disco beat but as you get into the song you realise it is a lot more chilled out. I really love this song because it is so mellow yet it isn’t getting away from the whole disco vibe on the album. This song is really addictive, it’s a bit haunting the way Kylie sings in the background but that’s one of the best things about this song. The beats on the song are similar to the beats on some of the other songs on the album but the way Kylie sings is a lot different, instead of being shouty she is more chilled out and singer a lot more softly. This is one of my favourite songs off the album because its so lovely and relaxing, I can always sit back and chill to this song. 7/10 COME IN TO MY WORLD The way this song starts out reminds me a lot of cant get you out of my head, has a very similar beat. The sound of this song is very modern and quite relaxing. The song is definitely one to chill out to. I didn’t really like this song to begin with but the more I listened to it the more it grew on me, I do think its one of those tracks that will just grow on you with time. I like the tune and I think Kylie’s voice sounds really good on this song. It’s quite a simple song with not many beats but that’
s the good thing about this song. 7/10 IN YOUR EYES This song was Kylie’s second release off the album and I must say its ok. I wasn’t really a fan of it when she released it and I’m not really a fan of it now. I think it is a good song and Kylie sounds really good on it but it really depends on what kind of mood I’m, this song is more appropriate if your party kind of mood. I think this song will either grow on you in time or you won’t really be too keen on it. It has a really good beat to it but for some reason I just don’t like it as much as some of the other tracks on the album. 6/10 DANCEFLOOR This song instantly has a very retro vibe to it. This is definitely more disco then anything else. I don’t know why but it kind of reminds me of Eurovision a bit, and no that isn’t a compliment. I think it’s far too disco for my liking, might grow on you after a while but this sadly is not one of my favourite songs. I think Kylie sounds quite good on the song but the backing music and retro beats just don’t really go well together. I don’t know why I just don’t think this album fits in on this album. 4/10 LOVE AFFAIR This song is more up tempo with a kind of dance song vibe to it. It’s quite fast and Kylies distorted voice kind of makes it sound like a dance anthem. It’s an enjoyable song and definitely one for the dance floor. Its one of those songs you either instantly like or dislike. I think this song is likeable because of the dance elements in the song; I quite enjoy it because it is quite different to the other songs due to the more dance elements. 7/10 YOUR LOVE This song has quite a dance music kind of vibe to it. It is quite a mellow song with a very dance feel to it. The backing music is quite reminiscent of past dance classics and has some very familiar beats in there but it all works out perfectly. This
song is very catchy with an addictive chorus. I really liked the way Kylie sings on this song because she is singing quite lightly and has a very mellow voice which goes perfect with the backing music and beats. Her style of singing really suits the whole vibe of the song. 6/10 BURNING UP This song starts out with a guitar kind of sound but just breaks into a disco kind of track. When I first heard it I thought it was just a mellow guitar string kind of song but the chorus clashes with it in a big way but that isn’t really a bad thing. The verses are more guitar based whilst the chorus is a mad disco anthem! You’d think it wouldn’t work but some reason the verses and chorus fit perfectly. I think this song is rather addictive, I mean the first time I heard it I thought woah what is this, a mix of two music genres but they do happen to fit together perfectly. 7/10 ~~OVERALL~~ For an artist who’s been around for as long as Kylie it’s pretty tough to stay in with the latest sound but somehow Kylie has continued to keep her sound fresh. After a period of time Kylie became quite sad and was definitely classed as unpopular. I think this album was great; I was in no sense of the word a fan of Kylie’s so this album has converted me completely. It’s all fun, upbeat, catchy pop music. I just love the whole vibe on the album. Now I would not have purchased this album but since I heard a few tracks and liked what I heard I purchased it and I’m glad I did because it really is a must for any pop music fan. SITES – http://www.kylie.com/ http://www.kylie.co.uk/ http://www.usakylie.com/ (`*•.¸(`*•.¸¸.•*')¸.•*')® «°'¨`•.°BabyGirl°.•'¨`°» (°¸∆.•''(¸.•'''•.¸)`' •.∆¸°)
More More More - An excellent start to the album. It sounds like the album is going to have a really "dancey" feel to it. 8/10 Love at First Sight - The latest single from the album, I'm not as keen on this as the previous single (In your eyes). It's good for the first few listens but soon sounds a bit bland compared to some of the other tracks. 6/10 Can't get you out of my head - Come on, you must have heard this song! The catchy "la la la la la...." has been playing on the nations minds for months. A really good song. However I now prefer the Blue Monday bootleg mix which is sadly unofficial and therefore not on the album. 7/10 Fever - The title track from this album is a fun pop song, with a happy feel to it. Excellent production. 8/10 Give it to me - The start of this song really sounds like the beginning of a Basement Jaxx track! Probably the track most influenced my recent dance music. One of my favourites. 9/10 Fragile - A kind of ballad, a very different style to the album so far. Nice enough, but not mindblowing. 7/10 Come in to my world - Another dancey-pop style track, slightly slower tempo. 7/10 In your eyes - My favourite single from this album. Nice melodies and a great baseline! Another one you've probably already heard. 9/10 Dancefloor - Initially my favourite track from the album and I still think it's fab. Disco-dance at its best. 9/10 Love affair - More disco-dance, although not as good as "Dancefloor". Catchy though. 7/10 Your Love - Acoustic guitars give this track a different feel to the ones preceeding it. Not single material in my opinion, but good all the same. 7/10 Burning up - Back to the familiar disco/dance style for the last track of the album. Starts slowly but the switch of styles is interesting. A good way to end the album. 9/10 Overall I'm very pleased I bought th
is album, and satisfied with my purchanse, it did not disappoint. It's great music for when you're getting ready for a night out!
Considered to be one of the most successful female artist in the world, Kylie Minogue's fame as a entertainment icon cannot be denied. "Kylie" is literally a household name throughout the world. She has received dozens of awards, released countless international hits, earned Gold and Platinum album status and has three top 40 hits and a Gold album in the U.S. Kylie's 2001 international tour sold out instantly and went on to become the most successful arena tour by a female artist ever. Then why hasn't she made a dent in the U.S. market? Personally, I can remember her only from the cover hit "Locomotion." She then resurfaced in 1994's dud of a movie Streetfigher (with Jean Claude Van Damme). But recently, she appeared on The Pet Shop Boys' track "In Denial," which she was incredible on. And presently, her latest single that starts out with "la la la ?" is as infectious as any pop-dance song out there on the radio dial. Her latest album, Fever, is a mix of disco/synth/dance pop songs including the aforementioned hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head." The disco flavored "More More More" and "Burning Up" should satisfy the retro crowd looking for an escape from the current dance sound. "Love At First Sight" is the distant cousin of Modjo's hit "Lady," while "Come Into My World" will get all the 80's head bopping their heads in satisfaction. That's not to say that there's nothing left for the people living in the year 2002. "In Your Eyes" and "Love Affair" have all the trappings of summer dance anthems. If the reception to "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is any indication, then Kylie and Fever should both do fine in the States. Will she reach the popularity she enjoys around the world here as well? I wouldn't bet against it.
Kylie Mynogue what a wonderfull singer but more importantly what a entertaning excellent album to top off her excellent voice and talent. If you havent heard of Kylie Mynogue then where have you been, She is one of the most sucessfull well known pop stars of all time and a personal faviourite of myne - when i here Kylie sing I know that there is a talent there along with her unique voice. The Album Fever is absoultey brilliant and a brilliant piece of work and defintly worth its price. I describe it as a brilliant buy for all Kylie Fans. More More More A great song - not the best one in the album. But listenable Love At First Sight Good Song Really good Can't Get You Out Of My Head This is one of my Faviourites of the Album and I think its very Catchy loads of peoples faviourite brilliant Vocals and excellent rhythm. Fever Indeed a great track and really well written with excellent words and as i say this track is brilliant and i say it is brilliant and the sucess is good Give It To Me A Good track Fragile Well Written, Excellently Sang Come Into My World Well Performed and Enjoyable In Your Eyes What a brilliant track cant believe Westlife beat it but understandable - Kylie performs it really well and just adds her unique voice to the words to make it a sucess. Dancefloor A Good Track Entertaning Love Affair Good but not Excellent Your Love A Excellent Catchy Song Burning Up Indeed a good Song Well what an Album, all I can say if you can still find it on the sheleves at the music store buy it and listen to it again and again and again and again! Well worth buying It is sucessfull. The Album gives Kylie Mynogue a great bonus to her music artisim. She is well known this is just the cherry on the top!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 More More More
2 Love At First Sight
3 Can't Get You Out Of My Head
5 Give It To Me
7 Come Into My World
8 In Your Eyes
10 Love Affair
11 Your Love
12 Burning Up