Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

2014-03-25 11:00
kylie minogue

The latest offering from pop goddess Kylie Minogue is like a narcotic disco dream, slightly confused about the time-space continuum, yet very delightful. With her 12th studio album — her first after signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation management — Minogue attempts to keep her crown in the dance kingdom — and succeeds — when she's not trying too hard to upgrade to today's trends.

Australian wunderkind Sia, who has written for Rihanna, Beyoncé and Britney Spears, co-executive produced this tiny gem of dance floor anthems and sex-crazed tunes. When three out of 11 tracks have the word "sex" in their titles, you know what the album is going for — the antechamber to the bedroom of music.

Minogue excels on songs that are pure bubblegum fun. The Pharrell-penned spring-in-one's-step "I Was Gonna Cancel", the vaguely familiar "Sexy Love", the casually dance-inducing "Feels So Good" and the beguilingly '80s throwback title track bring back a rash of dance memories from Minogue's golden days circa 2001 with the addictive hits "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Love at First Sight".

Sia's writing contribution to the fun is the aggressively erotic "Sexercize", a bass-heavy baller of a song that slithers all over your ears and proves that Minogue can deftly rap. Another laidback come-on is the enjoyable "Les Sex".

The bug in this sextra intoxicating party cocktail is the misguided attempt at a ballad: an irritating duet with Enrique Iglesias' computer-flavoured vocals on "Beautiful". Just stick to what you do best, kids, separately. You can't force love on a player of an album.

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kesha 2014/05/05 14:50
What horrible reviews from Channel24 published here,opinionated and highly biased. not only for this album but for all! what you should do is publish reviews that are unbiased and actual makes sense! My opinion? Personally I love Kylie and yes I agree she tried to be more sexy than she should in this album, but this is no longer the 90s and whether we like it or not, most singers tend to sex it up to beat out the Rihannas and Mileys in the world and to stay "in the game". 'Sexercise" and its accompanying video was as Kylie put it "tongue in cheek", it wasn't trying to be overly sexed up for those that are aware of her humor. As someone that has listened to most of her previous albums, the music hasn't changed...Kylie was always sexy bubblegum pop with a little bit of R&B. Am I a fan or R&B? No. But will I go out and call her duet with Enrique "irritating" ? No. Why? Because what you say actually has an impact on readers. I would say if you are a fan of Kylie, go ahead and buy her album as it will not disappoint. If not or if you don't like the samples well that's ok too, just wait for the next album to come along and hope its different. The idea is too be fair and take everyone's music taste into consideration, not only your own. Just some somewhat kind words to consider next time when choosing reviews!
Herman Eloff 2014/05/06 09:41
Thank you for your feedback on the Kylie CD review. A review is an evaluation of a product. In addition to a critical evaluation, the review's author may assign the work a rating to indicate its relative merit. In the case of a review of an entire album, the reviewer will not only judge the individual songs or pieces; they will also judge how well all of the songs or pieces work together or go together. Thus the essence of a movie, book or CD review is that it reflects the opinion, views and taste of the author unlike a news article. Of course the reader can differ from the author’s view. Hope that clears it all up. :)
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