To US audiences, Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue seemed to disappear after her 1988 international hit, a sugary-sweet cover of Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." However, her musical career was actually just getting started. Under the guidance of the songwriting team of Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the former television actress went on to have a wildly successful string of UK singles in the 1990s, including the techno-pop dance-club hits "Better the Devil You Know" and "Shocked."
The two-CD ULTIMATE KYLIE collection presents the aforementioned tracks and other late-'80s/early-'90s tunes on its first disc. Even better, second CD features Minogue's finest singles from 1994-2004, a period where she developed a sly, sensual image that rivaled Madonna's, and continued her UK reign. In the early 2000s, Minogue finally reconnected to the American mainstream with "Can't Get You Out of My Head," an aptly named tune that showcases Minogue's penchant for infectious melodies and driving beats. In addition to other standout tracks such as "Slow" and "Come Into My World," ULTIMATE KYLIE includes "Where the Wild Roses Grow," her uncharacteristically morbid duet with Aussie brooder Nick Cave, which closes out this definitive compilation of her 1988-2004 output.