Monday, 7 September 2009

Kylie Minogue 'Wow'

Chart Peak: 5

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According to Wikipedia, this was Kylie's first single ever to miss the Top 20 in Romania; Kylie herself has claimed that this song goes off "like a frog in a sock". Tim Berners-Lee must be so proud, eh?

Over the years I've begun to realise that she's one of those acts who seem to attract a lot of true believers. These people start with such a solid faith that anything she does is good that it's impossible for them even to consider that any record is sub-standard or even unpopular - it's always the record company's fault or the media's fault. Actually, this single performed OK (unlike the album), but it's a bit of a tomorrow's chip-paper single for me: does the job, might sound alright in a club, not really memorable, apart from the slight production gimmick in the chorus which, in the brilliant words of fellow blogger No Rock sounds like "sounds like when you put your hand over your ear and open and close it quickly." And it sounds a bit like she's singing "Every inch of you smells of desire," which is a bit icky.

Also appearing on: Now 11, 18, 19, 21, 29, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 68, 70,
Available on: X + DVD

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