Kylie - "Impossible Princess"

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I picked this up used for 7 bucks at Amoeba a couple of weeks ago. This is really bloody good, I'm a little unclear as to why it was considered a failure, critically or commercially, since it doesn't seem to be too much different from her other stuff (albeit more rock-oriented) and just as good.

I'd also have to agree with Rob Sheffield's assertion that she's aging more gracefully than Frank Thomas and Jeff Bagwell (?)

Gear! (Gear!), Monday, 2 February 2004 18:51 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah it's up for reappraisal now i think. it's very good.

ryan (ryan), Monday, 2 February 2004 20:33 (eighteen years ago) link

interesting fatlet you already knew: in the UK it was retitled 'Kylie' prior to release because following the death of Princess Diana the intended title was deemed potentially...insensitive. ffeh.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 2 February 2004 20:46 (eighteen years ago) link

"I Don't Need Anyone" is one of my favorite Kylie songs. I'm not as familiar with the rest of the record, though.

Matthew Perpetua (Matthew Perpetua), Monday, 2 February 2004 20:52 (eighteen years ago) link

"Too Far". "Too Far". "Too Far". She wrote it all by herself, and it doesn't show. Her best opening track ever, actually. There's an amazing remix of it too.

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 2 February 2004 21:11 (eighteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
I think I'm the only one who will vote for this in teh '90s poll

Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 17 September 2004 10:47 (seventeen years ago) link

I might have done so on principle but I'm struggling to narrow it down to 30 LPs as it is. I will definitely vote for her only track nomination tho'.

Jeff W (zebedee), Friday, 17 September 2004 11:06 (seventeen years ago) link

can i admit that Body Language is fucking ace on this thread. quite amazed actually. fell for marketing (Choclate maxi-cd for 49p .. ended up getting album !)
i always enhoyed the Indie Kylie phase .. its been reissued this album with extra diosc of remixes .. may have to give in to temptation ..

mark e (mark e), Friday, 17 September 2004 12:18 (seventeen years ago) link

haha I was listening to that last night, I played "Chocolate" about four times in a row and posted the lyrics on another thread randomly.

Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 17 September 2004 16:29 (seventeen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

I'm listening to this album for the first time and it's blowing my damn mind! Greatest first-listen experience I've ever had with Kylie. The first six songs comprise an incredible run. I had heard that this was her sleeper classic record but I had no idea. "Too Far"!

bunny slopes, Sunday, 15 April 2018 02:17 (four years ago) link

OK now I've moved onto Light Years and it...doesn't seem as good

bunny slopes, Sunday, 15 April 2018 02:33 (four years ago) link

I have a lot of time for Light Years, but the albums either side are way stronger. Out of all the albums I've heard by her, that's the one where she's trying the hardest to please. I've always loved Your Disco Needs You although I can see why it grates on some people. My two highlights are I'm So High which has one of the best choruses she's ever done and Light Years, a thrilling Moroder-esque closer which should have been a single. There's definitely a little bit of filler on there and I've always hated the Robbie duet.

kitchen person, Sunday, 15 April 2018 03:34 (four years ago) link

I checked out a bunch of her albums recently, having only heard Fever before (which is excellent throughout). I was a bit letdown because nothing came close to Fever, but each album has a track or two that shines. On this album, "Too Far" and "Some Kind of Bliss" are those standouts, both not at all what I would expect from Kylie

Vinnie, Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:17 (four years ago) link

“breathe” is also amazing

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 15 April 2018 13:50 (four years ago) link

light years is a v obvious album but in that way it’s kinda high camp to me

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 15 April 2018 13:50 (four years ago) link

Which is your favourite album of hers Brad?

kitchen person, Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:43 (four years ago) link

fever but i have a lot of time for rhythm of love, the s/t, and aphrodite

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 15 April 2018 21:19 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

this is the coolest album ever

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 16:28 (one week ago) link

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