Fever was released on a wave of publicity as the lead single, "Can't Get You out of My Head," battled on the U.K. charts with the debut effort of Spice diva Victoria Beckham--and it won spectacularly. Kylie Minogue's sound... more » has progressed again since the disco-inspired Light Years, plundering the retro style of post-disco electro from the late 1970s and showing what might have happened if Kraftwerk had produced Donna Summer or Chic. Unlike most pop albums, or indeed pop artists, Fever is geared toward high-energy dance rather than pedestrian "I love lovin' you" ballads. Aside from the aforementioned hit single, another standout is "Give It to Me," a great piece of dance pop that has everything from Britney-style wailings to Basement Jaxx funk wrapped up with a catchy and typically suggestive chorus. The closest Minogue gets to a gentler moment is at the very end with "Burning Up," a breezy guitar progression with a laid-back melody, but it doesn't last long as the need to start dancing again takes hold and Fever breaks into some electro funk, finishing on a definite high. --David Trueman« less
Fever was released on a wave of publicity as the lead single, "Can't Get You out of My Head," battled on the U.K. charts with the debut effort of Spice diva Victoria Beckham--and it won spectacularly. Kylie Minogue's sound has progressed again since the disco-inspired Light Years, plundering the retro style of post-disco electro from the late 1970s and showing what might have happened if Kraftwerk had produced Donna Summer or Chic. Unlike most pop albums, or indeed pop artists, Fever is geared toward high-energy dance rather than pedestrian "I love lovin' you" ballads. Aside from the aforementioned hit single, another standout is "Give It to Me," a great piece of dance pop that has everything from Britney-style wailings to Basement Jaxx funk wrapped up with a catchy and typically suggestive chorus. The closest Minogue gets to a gentler moment is at the very end with "Burning Up," a breezy guitar progression with a laid-back melody, but it doesn't last long as the need to start dancing again takes hold and Fever breaks into some electro funk, finishing on a definite high. --David Trueman
thomas angelo zunich | long beach, ca USA | 12/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who would have thought Kylie Minogue would re-emmerge after a 13 year hiatus in the United States? I was shocked when I found out it was Kylie Minogue singing "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", the same girl who sang "The Locomotion"? It's like whoa, what's up?.......Well, I finally heard the whole album "Fever", and it's fantastic. From a target audience standpoint and from what I've heard, it was marketed towards gay men 18-40, but "Fever" miraculously crossed over to find a wider audience, and it's great that everyone can enjoy it. One of the most brilliant concepts of the album is they didn't put any slow ballads on it, which really keeps the energy flowing in a constant, consistant beat. Here are my individual ratings for each song:MORE MORE MORE: 5/5
fun, energetic, and disco tinged groove.LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: 4/5
danceable, delectable, deliciousCAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD: 4/5
this really should be 3 stars, but when it first came out in the clubs it was 5 stars, but because we all have heard it a million times, it's 4 stars, make sense?FEVER: 4/5
poppy feel, very catchy lyrics, starts off bad but ends up hooking you.GIVE IT TO ME: 2/5
worst song on the album, very obnoxious beat, annoying song, i skip it.FRAGILE: 5/5
this song grows on you, it's very mystical and haunting, an emotional song that could make you cry.COME INTO MY WORLD: 5/5
this song is infectuous, the remixes are even better than the original album version.IN YOUR EYES: 3/5
just your everyday average song....DANCEFLOOR: 4/5
energetic groove that makes you want to hit the dancefloor.LOVE AFFAIR: 4/5
another good groove by Miss KylieYOUR LOVE: 4/5
starts off bad, but ends up being a great song that makes you sing along.BURNING UP: 4/5
strange song with 2 different tempos, chorus sounds like a disco sample but it's Kylie, funky!"
KYLIE MAKES BIG COMEBACK WITH THE HOT "FEVER"
G. McDermott | Palm Springs | 03/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kylie Minogue is back, though she never left...is back in the states with "Fever".Her first single currently riding at No.12 on Billboards Hot 100 Singles, and recently a No.1 Club Play Billboard hit "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is an infectious pop dance ditty, that everytime I hear it on the radio I still keep humming after the song is a long time over.This is one of the best dance albums to come out in a long time with strong production, vocals, and most of all strong dance songs.Including "More More More", "Fever", "Dancefloor", and the dance hits just keep coming...Not a sorry song in the bunch.Hats off to Kylie for coming back to the States with such a strong dance effort.A definite CD for the long ride to anywhere, which will make that long drive on the freeway seem like the time it takes you to tie your shoes. An enjoyable treat."
I've got the Fever, have you?
Stephanie Schlegel | San Francisco, CA | 07/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kylie Minogue has created an amazing dance album. In my book that earns her 4 stars. Though the songs sometimes lack quality lyrics, the beats and music create an atmosphere the makes this album truely one of a kind. I'm not a huge fan of dance pop so i subtracted one star for personal taste. Some of the standout tracks are "Fever", "Love at First Sight" and "Dancefloor". For those of you who haven't heard these songs I now offer you a breakdown of each song:1) More, More, More- I was watching some show on VH1 about disco music and heard this song. It's a remake of a huge hit from the 1970's. Kylie's version sounds better than the original. It has a super disco beat and is a very enjoyable song.2) Love At First Sight- Kylie's current single. I originally bought this CD and only listened to her first single but this song got me to explore the whole album. This is a super song. It makes a person feel happy and hope that you will find love at first sight.3) Can't Get You Out of My Head- no matter how hard I try I can't get this song out of my head. At first I thought it was stupid and annoying but it just grew on me. I had to have this album. The song is an infectious mix of synthesized pop and kylie's unique vocals.4) Fever- sounds like a slow song but gradually becomes something that is totally danceable. One of the stronger lyrical songs on this album. I recommend this to anyone that is crushing on someone. It makes you realize that everyone experiences the same feelings.5) Give It To Me- This song is a bit to much Britney for me, but just like Britney you begin to really like this song. It's like a faster tempo "I'm A Slave 4 U". It's generally an enjoyable song. 6) Fragile- It is like a ballad that is placed on top of some fast beats. It is a pretty song but would have been better if it was just a ballad. This is the weakest of the songs but it is still better than most dance pop i've heard lately.7) Come Into My World- Another addictive song. The beginning sounds like Madonna's "Ray of Light" but the song changes after that. The chorus sounds a little haunting. I think it's a great mix of everything that they decided to put into this song. My only recommendation is that you listen to this song.8) In Your Eyes- This song has a beat that will stick with you forever. I bet this will be a huge hit on dancefloors. It follows in the tradition of the rest of this album, a danceable song that sounds different from the rest of the songs out right now.9) Dancefloor- I have this song on repeat. It's a short song that leaves you wanting more everytime it ends. This is the standout song of the album. I hope that this is released as a single because it is excellent.10) Love Affair- another great dance song. Has a disco feel to it as well. It has very pretty lyrics and Kylie's voice turns this into what could be a huge hit. The chorus is a description of a love affair and it well written. Very danceable.11) Your Love- Very similar to the previous song but with a slightly different feel. Is prettier sounding than lots of dance songs which rely on beats while this song relies more on vocals and there is even some use of guitars in this song.12) Burning Up- starts a slow song for about thirty seconds and then she says "I'm burning up" a zillion times and then it goes slow again and fast again. This is the trend for the song. It sounds terrible when I describe it but it actually sounds really good.Basically this is a dance pop CD. If you like dance pop you'll love this CD, if not you might enjoy it anyways. A lot of people I know like this CD that you would think would hate it but it's really popular."
America, meet Kylie. Kylie, meet America.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 02/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The last time Kylie Minogue made waves in the US, she had a couple of 1988 hits--"I Should Be So Lucky" and "Loco Motion"--produced by the hitmaking team of Stock Aitken Waterman. Since then, she faded into obscurity while she racked up over 30 hits in the UK, where she sells as many records as Madonna or Janet. "Fever" could very well be the record that will put Minogue back on America's map; it's a great collection of frothy yet incredibly catchy disco tunes. To be sure, the disc has its share of filler, but a handful of the tracks here practically flirt with perfection. "Love at First Sight" is such a bright, perky, highly energetic disco number that has "single" written all over it, while "Dancefloor" is an infectous romp that also stands out. "Burning Up" is an irrestible track that alternates between acoustic and straight-up disco, while the single "I Can't Get You Out of My Head" is a hypnotic song about sexual obsession. Minogue has fallen in and out of favor with critics and audiences alike over the years, but I have faithfully followed her through all this time. "Fever" is a strikingly good record that should give Minogue the US recognition she deserves."