Kylie Boombox: The Remix Album 2000 - 2008

Kylie Boombox: The Remix Album 2000 - 2008
Kylie Minogue has always known how crucial the remix is to her hardcore fan base, and now one of the more remix-friendly artists on the planet has found a good stopgap between albums. Boombox covers eight years, beginning with career redefining single "Spinning Around," which gets a predictable yet still valid remix. Like any full remix album, Boombox isn't exactly indispensable but unlike most remix albums, Kylie's breadth of hits gives the album some value. The best tracks, like the Chemical Brothers' take on "Slow," which speaks to their knack for personalizing the source material, and Whitey, who puts his electro-rock stamp all over "Red Blooded Woman," keep things brisk. However, there are as many misses, like Mark Brown's clichéd Ibiza anthem take on "2 Hearts" and the unnecessarily hyperactive rave by Knuckleheadz on "In Your Eyes." But it's pretty obvious that the album's bookends are what fans will crave. "Boombox" is an unreleased banger modified by L.A. Riots that shows Kylie is staying relevant, while "Can't Get Blue Monday Out of My Head," the highly sought after bootleg she performed at the Brit Awards in 2002, is almost enough in itself to recommend this comp, meshing her biggest international hit with New Order's timeless classic. (EMI)