25 years of Kylie Minogue in 17 minutes.
This is a far more powerful video than you initially expect it to be. By about halfway through you realise that as well as this compilation telling the story of modern pop, every twenty seconds you’re being hit with a song that either defined or played in the background of key parts of your own life. Yours is a life whose ups and downs have all been accompanied by a Kylie song. You are Generation K.
Kylie Minogue has survived a quarter-century in the music business and I think part of that was due to the fact that the American marketplace only discovered her about 12-13 years after her first single—when “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” became one of the biggest singles of 2001. But Minogue’s done something even more amazing. She’s managed to penetrate the very difficult J-Pop and Bollywood markets too. Sure she’s had creative missteps along the way, but this is a videography of a pop diva who loves what she is doing. I do wonder if she’s eligible to get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.