Noise Pollution is Good for You
1994, Electronic, Kylie Minogue, Pop, Progressive House

12. Something for the Weekend: Kylie Minogue “Confide in Me”

Kylie Minogue "Confide in Me" (1994)

Generally when pop stars ditch their writing/production team, the world for the most part rolls their collective eyes, full in the knowledge that the ego has finally surpassed the talent.

A recent case would be Robbie Williams, whose career floored when he began to write his own material.
So, when youthful pop queen Kylie Minogue made a similar move in the early-90’s, it was assumed that her career would disappear into a cloud of smoke as well.

That Kylie Minogue is as good an album as it actually is, is a credit to both Minogue and Deconstruction Records. With Stock, Aitken and Waterman gone, the label were able to bring together a team of producers and writers that, with Minogue, confidently crafted an album steeped in exquisite dance-pop.
The key release from Kylie Minogue was the fabulous “Confide in Me” – a song that couldn’t be more different to some of the output from here previous four albums.

Running with string samples and touches of middle-eastern instrumentation, the approach to “Confide in Me” is several steps removed from the works of Stock, Aitken and Waterman – probably for the best in the end; the trio’s string of successes ground to a halt around the same period.
Later collaborations with Nick Cave brought the Australian further kudos, until she made a jump into the stratosphere with Light Years at the turn of the century and then the mega Fever one year later.


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