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Best since "Fever",
This review is from: Aphrodite (MP3 Download)
Kylie returns with a very solid new album... it is a very cohesive and unified collection this time out. 2003's Body Language and 2007's X suffered a little because they strayed a little at times away from Kylie's pop/ dance strengths towards light r'n'b and both sets weren't helped by poor lead single choices - slow was never a good idea as a single but it was an interesting album track and 2 Hearts was misleading- many would have been forgiven for thinking she was going experimental with a rock/ indie sound again like she did unsuccessfully in the late nineties. Still, both albums had lots to offer her fans but Kylie is really at her best when it's pure unadulterated, feel good disco/ dance pop she delivers.
Fever was the last time Kylie got it totally right and she has done it again with Aphrodite- the album plays totally to her strenghts- its crammed full of uptempo, beat heavy dance tunes. Parlophone are already planning for an 18 month long/ 5 single promotion and you can see why... the album is crammed full of potential singles.
All the lovers is Kylie's best lead single for an album since Cant Get You Outta My Head... unlike slow or 2 hearts, it really sets the tone for the album this time, it's a good barometer for whether you'll like this album.
My personal faves so far:
Illusion is an insanely catchy tune with single written all over it, the melody is so catchy.
Aphrodite is a real feisty, "survivor" anthem penned by the hugely talented Nerina Pallot.
Mighty Rivers is a great chilled, laid back, summery track... a great bonus.
Get Outta My Way.. the next single, might take a bit to get going, but it's very catchy when it does,
Everything is Beautiful is a great mid-tempo, breezy track.
Cant Beat The Feeling is another feel-good uptempo anthem.
All things considered, this album should see Kylie being a bit more commercially successful than her last two albums were... it might be critiqued for being samey, all sounding the same, but yes, the album is unified and has a definite sound, but it works, just as it did on fever - kylie always does well when she serves up unapologetic dance/pop.
A real summer album to enjoy.
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Initial post: 2 Jul 2010 19:30:24 BDT
W. Cullen says:
Slow was a single, btw. In serveral countries.....
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2010 20:53:57 BDT
i didn't mean that slow wasn't a single ever, i meant it shouldn't have been a single- that it wasn't catchy or radio-friendly enough to get the body language album off to a good start... but i just re-read what i wrote and it does sound like i'm saying it wasn't a proper single. sorry for the confusion
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jul 2010 21:46:34 BDT
R. J. Hingston says:
I think this is a very good album and many of the tracks are real growers and potential hits. I know you buy a cd for the music but I am a bit disappointed by the cd booklet. Very minimal.
Posted on 10 Jul 2010 17:27:36 BDT
If X didn't see her more commercially successful, don't bank on Aphrodite. Mark my words.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jul 2010 03:55:19 BDT
What a laugh. I suggest you check the chart placings. No 1 in the UK, top 5 in most European countries, Top 20 in the USA. Compare that to X, it's reviews and overall performance.
Then please tell us all exactly which words of yours should we be marking?
Posted on 31 Jul 2010 11:03:32 BDT
Rene Ni says:
Can you tell me on which configuration the track Mighty Rivers is included? Haven't heard about that one...
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2010 19:55:46 BDT
mighty rivers is an itunes exclusive i believe
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