Review Summary: Kylie let’s her creative side shine throughStyle:
Putting an end to her 2 year wait of new material, while experimenting with different music genres, Kylie truly shows that she is an artist. Impossible Princess
was a big leap in the music realm for her mostly pop/dance standards. Taking her to the worlds of trip-hop, trance, and alternative this is record is something you would expect Bjork to make.
is quite possibly one of the best songs not only on the record, but of her entire catalogue. Kylie’s spit-fire delivery during the verse while her vocals ranges from haunting whispers to cries for help, [b]Cowboy Style[b] a funky western jam that might possibly get country fans to do a line dance, this is the mother to Madonna’s Don’t Tell Me. Kylie’s creativity to mix her style with a genre that can be a put off to the masses is a surprise and one of the albums highlights. Some Kind of Bliss
is one of the more pop-rock songs that could have been part of her earlier work. This gem breaks up the dominance of the sleepy trance vibe to a more upbeat feel. Did It Again
with it’s eastern music filled chorus could have which became a hit, thanks to a video which 4 parts of Kylie’s personality battle for supremacy. Her tone is of annoyed anger as the lyrics paint the story. Many thought the singer was trying to be like “Indie Kylie” (aka the one in red in the video) because of the nature of this record.
and Say Hey
both are the weak points of the album. Kylie sings in a tired lazy tone while the music is uninspiring doing nothing to get a reaction from the listener. These both could have been added as bonus tracks that way they wouldn’t take away from the alternative pop sound. Drunk
has a dark trance vibe with her vocals overlapping each other during the chorus, possibly symbolizing the confusion of thoughts of being trashed. I Don’t Need Anyone
has a 1960s pop feel to it, showing her playful side like in Some Kind of Bliss.
really let’s her vocals shine through while the sleepy drum beat and bass line follow her lead. Limbo
is similar in terms of production to Too Far, however this is probably the most aggressive track on the record with a futuristic sirens and a fast synth-beat that enters after the high pitched chorus. Through the Years
a jazzy slow track that counters the fast pace nature of the pervious. This was placed perfectly as a set up to the final track. The closing track Dreams
ends the record beautifully and contains some element like Did It Again. This track end the record well.
Kylie proved with this record that she does have the creativity and voice to make her a influential figure not only in pop music but whatever style she chooses. The production is spot on never over powering, but complementing her vocals while adding a dreamy aura of outer worldliness to the majority of the album. This is one of her strongest releases to date and should not be missed. If you listen closely you can detect the sounds that served as the blueprint to Madonna’s beloved Ray of Light
Did It Again