Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kylie you say?

Funny that Tara should mention my Kylie Minogue obsession in the comments of my last Feist post. I was having a conversation with my friends Ayasha and Jonnie about Kylie just the other day, and I had decided to do a post trying to pin down why I love her. So here goes. I don't think I'll get across why I love Kylie, but I will post a lot of cool videos!

For those who don't know, this is how Kylie began:

After that she became a one-hit wonder in the States, but overseas her popularity just grew. She was on a popular soap opera for a while, Neighbors, and she had a string of hits that culminated in the album Fever in 2001. It was a creative rebirth of sorts for her and spawned "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and several other infectious songs.

I never gave her much thought until I was over in England living for six months. It's funny how the British are about their pop stars. They have a much healthier attitude about pop than we do over here, mostly because their pop music is far better than ours. They have stars like Robbie Williams and Kylie who are treated like real musicians even though they are simply pop singers. They give dynamic performances of their songs and have a great grasp of showmanship.

Here are some of the best of her videos:

Her single best video, "Come Into My World" - a Michel Gondry joint:

"Where the Wild Roses Grow", with Nick Cave, not a great video but a pretty good song

"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - pure sex

"Love At First Sight" - it's kind of embarrasing how good I think these videos are:

"Red Blooded Woman" - I don't really get this one, but I stopped caring about a minute in:

And, of coure, the brilliant commercial for Agent Provocateur, still one of the best commercials I've seen in terms of the effectiveness of its message:

So there you have it. My Kylie obsession is out in the open. I don't think people in the States will ever really get Kylie. We want our pop stars to be younger and younger, but Kylie has been doing it for twenty years now. She is making better music now than just about anyone over here, and she is doing so while proving that sex does not end after the age of thirty. In fact, it just gets better.

Feel free to yell at me in the comments if I have left off your favorite Kylie video.


Blogger Tara said...

You shouldn't have to justify your Kylie fixation to the Internet. She's hot.

Since I had a hand in outing you, I'll admit that I have a soft spot for the "Slow" video, even if it is poolside porn with slippery speedo-clad dudes wriggling around on rainbow beach towels.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Oakie said...

I am the one who like Kylie :)

11:05 AM  
Blogger agrayson said...

Dude. Kylie is amazing.

And I can't help but say that the comment from Oakie is both cool and disturbing.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Axe said...

Elementary school would never have been the same without "Locomotion" and Golden Skateworld.

12:12 AM  

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