The Abbey Road Sessions
Label: Parlophone UK
To celebrate 25 years as princess of frosty dance-pop, Kylie Minogue (plus a full orchestra) remade a career of hits into warm, lush affairs. The synth-pop star tries on every vestige of unplugged/reworked: torch song ("Slow"), wind-swept elegy ("Finer Feelings"), showtune, beachy jam, intimate ballad. While some rehabs expose the schlocky foundation a good dance beat can hide, most are surprisingly solid, showcasing the voice and tastes of a mature artist. Her vintage "Locomotion" is a natural, while a storm of strings delivers "Can't Get You Out of My Head" like you've never heard it before.