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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rough Justice: There's Nothing Wrong With Kylie

XOLondon and Paul FizzyPop point out that there's an article in the upcoming July issue of Attitude titled "What's Gone Wrong With Kylie."

I thought to myself, Self, this sounds so familiar! Self reminded me that, coincidentally, I just happened to write about this very topic in a post titled "Do We Have Kylie Fatigue" way back in early May.

"Amazing," no?

My two cents on Kylie, X and the whole shebang now that all the dust has settled: great album, but it's likely the record label model—not to mention a rethinking of how what worked promoting an artist in 1988 (or even 2001) isn't gonna fly in 2008—that needs examining more than La Minogue.

Cut the broad a break. She's been doing this for 21 years now. It's been a great run and it's hardly over yet. There'll never be another "Can't Get You Out Of My Head." It's called lightning in a bottle for a reason. Do you see many others who've lasted this long?

They should be so lucky.

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5 Comments:

  • At 5:54 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    indeed. still it was some free publicity for popjustice wasn't it!

     
  • At 7:21 AM, Blogger John said…

    Kylie did her part and made an excellent pop CD. It's the record company that's off the tracks. Their promotional choices have just been astounding.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger schizogeri2001 said…

    can someone please post the link to the article?

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    The author of that article gave Hard Candy 8.5/10 - so as far as I'm concerned anything he says is entirely irrelevant.

    Oh and Pop Justice really needs to stop ripping you off or at least give you credit every once in a while. It's getting embarrassing. For them.

     
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