Capitalizing on her surging popularity in the States, Arista found themselves promoting Kylie Minogue in early 2002 with the reissue of her Hits + album. This particular record highlights the cuts that made Minogue an indie darling in Europe in the mid-'90s, reflecting back on her 1994 self-titled effort and 1997's Impossible Princess. American fans might be put off just a bit, for this material is less frilly and far darker than Fever's smash single, "Can't Get You Out of My Head." But it's still stylish. She's a vocal seductress on cuts like the previously unreleased "Automatic Love" and "Breathe." "Confide in Me" and "Did It Again" are also standouts. Hits + is perfect for any fan, but it's also a great retrospective for those eager fans who are beginning to discover the wild musical world of Kylie Minogue.
AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson