Review: Kylie Minogue, ‘Aphrodite’

Review: Kylie Minogue, ‘Aphrodite’: Aidin Vaziri | After 21 years in the business, Kylie Minogue finally got around to staging her first American tour last year, playing to sold-out rooms and fans who had grown gray in anticipation of her arrival. Even after all this time and two Top 10 hits to her credit – 1988’s “The Loco-Motion” and 2001’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” – the 42-year-old Australian singer remains a fetish item here while regularly filling stadiums around the rest of the world. Minogue’s 11th studio album, “Aphrodite” is probably too sleek and impersonal to bring mainstream America any closer, but it’s certainly not short on sophisticated pop thrills as dreamt up by an all-star cast of collaborators that includes Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, Madonna producer Stuart Price and Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley. The best tracks, such as “All The Lovers” and “Everything Is Beautiful,” are pure Kylie – effervescent melodies gliding on neon-lit beats and luxurious melodies scientifically designed to brighten any day. In a perfect world, the brilliant glam stomper “Better Than Today” would be blasting out of every passing car this summer.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s