When Kylie Minogue burst onto the pop scene in 1987, the suggestion she would go on to issue 16 studio albums across more than three decades would likely have been greeted with the riposte “She should be so lucky!”, but Australia’s most successful musical export has repeatedly confounded expectations. How? Step back in time, as we count down the best Kylie Minogue albums – her entire studio discography, ranked and reviewed…
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16: ‘Kiss Me Once’ (2014)
Kylie’s 12th album had the most obvious of intentions: to pair the singer with the world’s strongest songwriting talent and the best material they had. What emerged was an eclectic and accomplished 11-track collection (with two further cuts added to the special edition). Lead single Into The Blue, co-written by Kelly Sheehan and Mike Del Rio, is a solid midtempo pop cut, while the more experimental Pharrell Williams-penned I Was Gonna Cancel, with its edgy, electro-disco production, got the critical thumbs-up but failed to make the UK Top 50. A duet with Enrique Iglesias, Beautiful, lacked some of the steamy energy one might imagine, while the contribution from Sia, Sexercise, got a video made for it but never secured the global single release it deserved. Kiss Me Once is a solid album, but the 15 production credits suggest a search for inspiration that was slightly beyond reach.
Must hear: I Was Gonna Cancel