Release Date: Jun 19, 2012
Record label: Capitol
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
With electronic grooves dominating Top 40 radio, Australia's Kylie Minogue and her euphoric dance pop are more relevant than ever. This 21-track set plays like a crash course in the history of international club style – from the aerobic corn of her fluke 1988 hit "The Loco-Motion" to 2010's feistier French house-inspired "Get Outta My Way." Listen to 'The Best of Kylie Minogue':Related• Photos: Random Notes .
About every five years or so, Kylie Minogue releases another hits collection. This isn't such a strange phenomenon since many artists repackage or re-release their hits at regular intervals to make some money or keep their name semi-relevant, but what's unique about Kylie is that she actually needs a new collection every five years to keep up with the hits she cranks out. Starting in 1988, she's been making breezy, sexy, and fun music that started off as disposable dance pop that was critically reviled (but much beloved by record buyers), but as time went on and her style shifted, the critics came onboard as well.
Few who borne witness to those dark days in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s and survived would be so brave, nay foolish, to speak of the atrocities that happened in the name of ‘Pop’. Specifically three words that to this day make grown adults shiver in the sunshine and scream out in their slumber. The horror! The horror!...(Locks the door tight) STOCK! (pulls the curtains) AITKEN! (hides under duvet) WATERMAN! (says three Hail Mary’s, soils bed).