Today is the 5th day in Kylie Week! It’s Memorial Day and what better way to commemorate this day with a BBQ. And it’s no BBQ without some pop songs to dance along with. Kylie Minogue has released great albums with perfect pop songs for this occasion. So today I’m counting down my favorite Kylie Minogue albums that I enjoy listening to when days like this come along. Or just when I’m bored and want to listen to music. So let’s begin.
5. Enjoy Yourself Her second album released. While it may have been similar to her first album, it has more memorable catchy songs. It does have some of her classics like Hand On Your Heart, Never Too Late and Wouldn’t Change A Thing. The album also has other great tunes like Enjoy Yourself, I’m Over Dreaming (Over You) and Tell Take Signs. The upbeat songs are fun to listen to and dance to. Sure the songs are bubble gum pop, but doesn’t mean they’re bad, the album lifts up your spirits and gives you a big smile on your face. Favorite Tracks: Hand On Your Heart, Enjoy Yourself, Never Too Late, Wouldn’t Change A Thing, Tell Tale Signs
4. Aphrodite Kylie’s eleventh album released. Kylie went back to her roots back in Light Years and Fever. With Stuart Price as a producer, the songs are absolutely danceable and catchy as hell. The whole album is cohesive and has many songs that are already considered classics. In the U.S, all four singles released topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, which shows that Kylie is still a dance queen here. The album itself also cracked the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. Also when it topped the UK chart, Kylie became the first solo artist to have a number one album in four different decades. This is a perfect album for partying and celebrate a great fun time. Favorite Tracks: All The Lovers, Get Outta My Way, Can’t Beat The Feeling, Too Much
3. Fever Her eighth album released. The production is spectacular, making the album have gorgeous dance songs. There’s no weak track in the album to ruin the groove and consistency. With Can’t Get You Out of My Head’s commercial success, Fever became Kylie’s best selling album. It became so successful, Fever even sold extremely well here in the U.S. Some songs are seductive and some are carefree to party with. What I love the most of the album is how mature it is, it’s not a boppy teen one that were so popular in the early 2000’s. In my opinion, it was the best pop album of 2002. Favorite Tracks: Can’t Get You Out of My Head, Love At First Sight, Tightrope, Love Affair
2. X Kylie’s tenth album and her comeback album after her fight with breast cancer. In this album, Kylie went down the electro dance route. It may be slightly inconsistent, but doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, just means there’s a song for a different mood you’re in. There’s inspirational songs, there’s electro dance songs and there’s pop rock ones. With the album’s fantastic production, catchy hooks and inspirational lyrics, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2009. The album is packed with vitality and flavor, it’s impossible not to love it. Favorite Tracks: The One, Wow, Sensitized, Carried Away
1. Impossible Princess Her sixth album released and her most underrated. The album has an outstanding vision and appeal. Kylie really stretched herself as an artist and really took a risk to make an indie album. Because of this risk, this became Kylie’s worst selling album which is baffling since how experimentally flawless the album is. The public and critics only saw Kylie as a pop princess and not an artist. Her songwriting is very mature and damn impressive. There’s an exuberant feeling when you listen to the tracks, it’s quite hard to explain, but you don’t care since the songs take over and lead you to a surreal world. It’s my all time favorite album and dare I say it, her absolute best one. Masterpiece! Favorite Tracks: Breathe, Dreams, Jump, Tears
So there you go, my absolute favorite Kylie Minogue albums. Which ones are your favorite to listen to? Comment below and come back tomorrow for another Kylie post.