No. 34: Kylie Minogue Vamps It Up

kylieeee.jpgKylie’s been hanging out with the Scissor Sisters a lot lately, in case you couldn’t tell after listening to No. 34.

“2 Hearts” was the first single to come out from Kylie Minogue’s comeback album X, and it’s a barnburner, a giddy stomp that I like to think is “dance music” for your bedroom. (Or your home office, as it were.) Outsized and vampish, with a video that shows off the moves that Kylie learned while perched at the knees of London’s drag queens, “2 Hearts” was the year’s best definition of the word “glam,” and every time I listen to it I want to put on fake eyelashes and the reddest, glossiest lipstick I can find. (Hey, it’s not like I can afford Louboutins.)

Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts [YouTube]
Idolator’s 2007 Top 40 List Of Awesomeness

  • Dickdogfood

    Whatever this “Louboutins” is, it sounds mad scary.

  • DavidWatts

    It seems like I’m always killing my idols on this site, but after being a pretty longtime Kylie fan, I don’t enjoy this one. This does sound vaguely like the Scissor Sisters, but just the first 30 seconds of one of their songs, the buildup before it explodes into disco confetti. This is just sort of. . . boring. It vamps and vamps and vamps and then it’s over. This is a lot more like music for the one last dance before the hotel room, or for whatever might go on back in that room, than it is for actual, you know, fun dancing. Also, like a lot of aging glamazons, Kylie is starting to look a lot more like a drag queen than an actual woman, but that’s a different comment.

  • Nicolars

    And she’s going to be in the Doctor Who Christmas special! LFB.

  • westartedthis

    her moon, her man.

    duh, i mean, her strict machine.

    i mean, “NA NANA NA NA NA – HEY!”

  • bcapirigi

    the whirring woo-noise backup part is my favorite thing about this song. also, i think it’s the first song on your top 40 thusfar that i actually know already. good work!