Poor Dannii Minogue. Her sister Kylie’s success eclipses everything she does and the younger Ms Minogue’s attempt at reinventing herself cosmetically – if you know what I mean – only bring her more ridicule following her aborted romances with race car drivers and philandering men. Neon Nights is yet another “comeback CD” from Dannii Minogue, and this time, she sounds a lot like Kylie and the tracks here are reminiscent of the songs Kylie offered on her recent CDs. But never mind the similarities – are they so bad when Neon Nights offers shamelessly fun and uncomplicated dance floor stompers? This album is inspired by the best dancefloor rhythms the 1980s have to offer but given a more contemporary edge to remain relevant today. Neon Nights is all about the acid trip.
From Put the Needle On to her glorious vocal appearance on that brilliant Riva single Who Do You Love Now?, Dannii Minogue is offering a little more than an hour of uncomplicated musical pleasure, no strings attached. Her ode to her vibrator, Vibe On and A Piece of Time (which could come out of a Chic revival festival), all about phone sex, are cheerfully sexual and blatant too. Everything is very listenable and fun, a nice backdrop to dance and get high and indulge in indiscriminate sex to anything from Neon Nights. If things do sound a little monotonous after a while, well, that’s okay. It’s all about the good times, isn’t it? And this CD offers plenty of those.