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Kylie Minogue: Body Language

Jude Rogers, The Word, January 2004

TAKING THE ZEITGEIST by its shirt tails used to be Madonna's job — having hunches about cutting-edge producers and trends, placing a jazzily-painted nail on the cultural pulse. The rebranding of a derriere and a canny collaboration with Cathy Dennis later, Kylie has half-inched her mantle. The Antipodean chameleon works reinvention like a professional, yet without Ms Ciccone's subversive nous. But then, how could she? This is Kylie, the pop princess you can't fail to love. Despite an inauspicious musical past, she has come to represent the credible face of pop.

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