Kylie Minogue

Impossible Remixes

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Pint-sized pop diva Kylie Minogue's continued crossover from lightweight pop puppet to respected artist continued with the release of this, a compilation of remixed singles from the Impossible Princess album. Impossible Remixes walks an unrelenting line -- with ten versions of four songs ("Breathe" clocks in with the highest total at four versions), there's not a lot of room for variation -- and the repetition certainly makes for classic club fodder. This is the voice of the new Minogue doing dance as the faded remnants of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman patsy is left well and truly behind -- she's now the voice behind the DJs -- and there's plenty of their work on this double CD set to sink your teeth into. Todd Terry, Brothers in Rhythm, Quivver, Junior Vasquez and a slew of others do their best to mix it up, and they succeed by drip-drying the pop melodies and distilling them into pure club-style mash. The result is best summed up with the Razor-n Go mix of "Did It Again," where constant repetition is heard at it's most catchy with a hint of something we know: other dance melodies used "again and again." Hardcore Minogue fans with a good pair of dancing shoes may find this gyrating repetition worthwhile; general fans, however, may find the original Impossible Princess more accommodating.

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