Confide in Me collects the highlights from Kylie Minogue's two albums for Deconstruction in the mid- to late '90s, 1994's Kylie Minogue and 1997's The Impossible Princess, both of which found her stretching and growing beyond the pop princess image she had previously. Dark, noisy tracks like "Limbo," the trip-hoppy "Jump," and the more rock-oriented "I Don't Need Anyone" and "Some Kind of Bliss" -- both of which were co-written by the Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield -- found her trying on different styles to replace the bubblegum pop of the past. Songs like "If I Was Your Lover," "Time Will Pass You By," and "Falling" suggested the direction that she would take on her Parlophone debut, Light Years, in 2000 and perfect on 2002's Fever. Fans of those albums should consider checking out Confide in Me; while it doesn't feature the previously unreleased tracks that Hits + does, it does provide a more in-depth look at her two transitional albums.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares