Songwriting/production cast: Stock, Aitken and Waterman, Stephen Bray, Keith Cohen, Michael Jay, Mark Leggett, Willie Wilcox... and Kylie Minogue
Chart performance: Rhythm Of Love peaked at #9 on the UK albums countdown - somewhat disappointing following a pair of chart-toppers. However, it did earn itself a platinum disc after spawning four top ten singles: 'Better The Devil You Know', 'Step Back In Time', 'What Do I Have To Do?' and 'Shocked'.
The sound: It's still perky early Kylie pop, but there's a definite progression here: a slightly dancier sound, more sax, guitars and rapping, and – gasp! – tracks produced by people other than Stock Aitken Waterman.
Standout track: Each of the four singles is a corker, but 'What Do I Have To Do?' clinches it thanks to that whooooooooosh! of an intro.
Hidden gem: We're partial to Secrets, on which our hitherto innocent heroine plays the philanderer. "I was so afraid if I told you," Kylie confesses, "Your broken heart would force you to leave..." Aww... You just want to give her a big old hug, don't you?
Lyrical nugget: On 'Shocked', is she... would she... could she be singing "I was f**ked to my very foundations"?
Fascinating fact: The video for 'What Do I Have To Do?' features a cameo from a certain Danielle Jane Minogue.
Our verdict: It's got the odd dud - stand up, 'One Boy Girl' - and the pop rush fades towards the end, but this is definitely KM's best effort yet, thanks largely to the continued brilliance of those singles. If you can't find something to bop to here, you need to get yourself on the NHS waiting list for a new pair of Dancing Feet.
Next week: Kylie continues to break away from bubblegum on 1991's Let's Get To It, her last album for PWL.
Selections and commentary by Robert Copsey and Nick Levine