Although many American listeners entranced by the insistent hook of Kylie Minogue's 2002 breakthrough single, "Can't Get You Out of My Head", thought the Australian diva was a new artist, this was actually an unexpected US comeback, coming nearly 15 years after her Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced bubble-gum hit "Loco-Motion". However, this song and others from that era ("I Should Be So Lucky", "It's No Secret") are missing from 2002's HITS PLUS, which instead performs the hugely useful function of collecting material from Minogue's mid-'90s career reinvention, none of which was released in the States at the time. This is neither the pop fluff of Minogue's early hits nor the cool Euro-disco of her later albums, but surprisingly mature and heartfelt music. The track list here includes excellent versions of songs by Prefab Sprout's Paddy McAloon ("If You Don't Love Me") and Soft Cell's Dave Ball ("Breathe", "Tears"), along with many self-penned tunes. Even those who avoid mainstream pop will inevitably become fascinated the undeniably catchy tunes of this supremely cool, vixen-like singer.