March 7, 2002

Kylie's Got a Fever

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Australia and pop music — a pairing which often brings Savage Garden, Natalie Imbruglia, and Olivia Newton John to mind. Which is when you remember, yeah, Australian pop music really does suck. This is an unfortunate association which the continent down under is still trying to downplay. Kylie Minogue, their latest export, could possibly redeem their image in the world of kitsch dance pop. Best known in this country for playing the part of the kinky Green Absinthe Fairy in Moulin Rouge and for having her name emblazoned on Madonna’s chest during the 2001 MTV European Music Awards, Kylie’s American debut is clich