With Fever, Kylie heads to the dance floor without pretensions.
Retro-disco and electronica collide to create music for a world that doesn’t care about categories or styles, but just wants to have fun and dance. If all you’re looking for is a collection of sexy dance cuts, with hardly a slow tune in sight, Kylie’s Fever delivers.
The CD starts with “More More More”, a disco romp that doesn’t try to do much more than be vaguely sexual and explicitly danceable:
“Here am I with my desire
Feel it burning just for you
My, oh my, this love divine
is talking me to somewhere new
Get your body down, down, down
I gotta feel you all around
Boy you got me wanting more, more, more
Give it all up for love babe
You got me saying more, more, more
Wind me up, wind me up”
“Love at First Sight” sounds like it could be an outtake from Madonna’s first album. It’s got the 80’s dance sound down, and the bass is even similar to Madonna’s Holiday.
The highlight of the album, though, is “Can’t Get You Ought of My Mind”. Never was a song more aptly titled. Once you’ve heard this, you won’t be able to get it out of your mind either! Blame Kylie if it leads to madness. The song is infectious and singable. It captures the best elements of seventies disco, and updates it with today’s dance sounds.
There are several other hot cuts on the CD. “Give It To Me” mixes electronica blurps and bleeps with Kylie’s sexy come-on to “Give it to me like I want it.”
“Come into My World” is an upbeat dance number. The lyrics are an almost religious take on human love:
“Come, come, come into my world
Won’t you lift me up, up, high upon your love”
Kylie keeps it moving on cuts like “Dancefloor” and “Burning Up”.
On Fever, Kylie tries to make a CD of good dance music. She delivers. Fever is good dance music, delivered with the honest love of disco that seems to never have gone out of style in Europe.