Kylie Minogue – Kylie Minogue [New Vinyl]
Artist: Kylie Minogue
Title: Kylie Minogue
Release Date: 2018
Record Label: BMG Rights Managemen
After phenomenal chart success in the late-80s and early-90s with the PWL hit factory, Kylie desired greater artistic freedom and critical credibility. Her move to dance music label deConstruction, and its commendable hands off attitude, marked this profound shift in thinking and enabled the singer to make the album she really wanted. Indeed, Kylie Minogue is a sophisticated collection of stylish songs that elegantly reference new jack swing, R&B ballads, ambient pop and piano house. String drenched epic Confide In Me” (produced by acclaimed dance duo Brothers in Rhythm) confidently sets the tone whilst “Surrender,” a seductive sunset slow jam, unwittingly anticipates the voguish Balearic pop of the past decade. Jazzy pop R&B groovers keep things moving but it’s the masterful “Put Yourself In My Place” in all its understated melancholy that stops listeners in their tracks. Widely regarded as her finest down tempo moment, the monster single recalled late 80s American R&B but, having never received a proper vinyl release, its inclusion here is worth the price of admission alone.