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Light Years - Kylie Minogue
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Light Years - Kylie Minogue
Advantages: Fun. Dancey hot tracks.
After 7 years and 2 albums at British indie label DeConstruction, Kylie exploded back onto the pop scene with a perfect bum and pair of gold hotpants to rocket to number 1 with Spinning Around (written by Paula Abdul), a camp disco track that set the tone for what was to follow. Minogue's stiletto disco heel struck pop oil with the following single, the sexy, sultry 'On a Night like this', before Kylie proved she was back doing what she does best with the camp pop classic that is Light Years.
Packed full of fun, dancy pop tunes and some thumping disco beats, Light Years is guranteed to fill a dancefloor with its high tempo camp classics. A masterful blend of electro and instrumental sounding songs, with drums replacing simple beats for songs and vice-versa, accompanying Minogue's perfectly suited voice and energy, it was easily the pop album of the year.
Following the two massive leading singles of Spinning Around and On a Night like this, the album is bursting with treats. The fantastic, high tempo, pumping rock duet of 'Kids' with Robbie Williams, one of the millennium's biggest pop stars, is simply fantastic and always gets a crowd going, with its sexy back-and-forth and lashings of sexual tension in the accompanying video it's one of the peaks of the album. The album isn't all camp disco however, with the beautiful, enchanting ballad 'Bittersweet Goodbye', where Minogue delivers a tear jerking vocal performance unlike any other, supported by simple, beautiful piano and orchestral music.
However it's still mostly camp disco, especially with what was an absolute treat for her gay fanbase, 'Your Disco Needs You', which takes her camp levels to new heights in a huge almost celebratory style song loaded with pride and passion as it kicks off with a brass band and grooves its way through a thumping tune, an inspirational French speech from Kylie and just lets everything out. With a slight drift from the camp disco, 'Please Stay' indulges in a light, fast acoustic sound, backed up by a thumping beat and lauded by soothing, inviting vocals from Minogue, she draws you into it and makes you feel like you're strutting the romantic streets of Paris. However, all these are mere sparks from a flame, with the rest of the album delivering pop perfection from the first note to the last.
Highly recommended. awesome pop album. From Amazon at £7.98p. Feature Kylie looks pretty hot in the cover picture in a skimp blue bathinsuit/top.
Summary: A Sexy, camp, disco Album