Kylie Minogue
Body Language


5.0
classic

Review

by Tapeworm USER (12 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


"A near perfect pop record" - [url]www.allmusic.com[/url]

Ahh, Kylie Minogue. Sex goddess, patron of many a thing, and general cool person and great musician. This is her latest album in a career that spans a whopping 16 years. This album has been of much lesser success than her two previous albums (2002's Fever and 2000's Light Years), which cemented her as one of the leading pop acts in the world. Anyway, onto the album.

The album is a greta mix of disco-esque pop music which simply makes you wanna get up and dance. As with most pop music, the lyrics don't exactly take the focus in the music, but there are some really great lines on the album. Some of the instrumentation and production on this record is just really brilliant.

01 Slow
The first single off the album. Such a great disco track. This song actually took me a few listens to get used to, but now I love it. It begins with some sexy as hell vocals, and builds up but never really takes off. That's where she gets you. 5/5

02 Still Standing
Some funky guitar and some cool synthy stuff kicks this one up, and carries on the dancing. The vocal line either reminds me of something else, or is just that catchy that it is instantly memorable. A very well crafted song, but not one of the best on the album. 3.5/5

03 Secret (I Take You Home)
I love this song. I think it is the vocals, just when Kylie sings in that lower sexy voice it sounds so fantastic. The lyrics are cool too. Simple, but rad. The instrumental part at the beginning of this song is just way too awesome as well. 4.5/5

04 Promises
A change of pace, and a great pop track. Lyrics are ust about broken promises, pretty simple stuff, but fit the song well, especially when the oh so 80's synth part comes in on the chorus. It is a more melody driven song than any before it on the album, and it switches it up very well. 4/5

05 Sweet Music
The intro sounds like a Michael Jackson song. One of those songs that everyone would sing at the disco, and suddenly all know the same dance and everyone join in. Cool song, the little vocal explosion before the chorus and all the little "woohoo"s make this song a dance gem. 4/5

06 Red Blooded Woman
The second single off the album, and equally as strong as (if not stronger than) Slow. The sexy voice is back, and the chorus is fucking great, and it makes you wanna run around and sing. The coolest part is the quick pre chorus of "You'll never get to heaven if you're scared of gettin' higggghhhhhh". 5/5

07 Chocolate
My favourite. The third single, and ultimately the reason I bought the album. It is a softer song, which has a very dark colour vibe to it. The vocals are high and bouncy, with some cool breathy backing vocals. The instrumentation is really very well done, and there are even some samples in the back. The chorus is cool, with great lyrics

If love were liquid it would drown me
in a placeless place would find me
in a heart shape come around me
and melt me slowly down


Fit the song so well it confuses me. 5/5

08 Obsession
A song about needing love for the wrong reasons. This song is really dancey again, to get things in motion again. The lyrics are again really great. The chorus is a little cliched, but pretty good nonetheless. 4/5

09 I Fell For You
The title alludes to a rather bland cliched song, but surprise, this song is one of the best on the record. It has rather jazzy verses, with some oh so good sampled backing vocals. Accompanied by a rather cruisey chorus, this song has some wonderful flow working for it, and a cool bassline. This song is sex. 5/5

10 Someday
The vocals here remind me of Lamb for some reason, but I don't know why. It is a very lovely song about leaving someone. A very dreamy intro, and some dreamy vocals. There are some vocals by some guy, which add a little to the song, but not much. A pretty good song. 3.5/5

11 Loving Days
An orchestral intro, and some cool effects in the background come in before the vocals. The dreamy vocals continue in this track, but work a lot better here. This song is the peak of the dreamy section of the album, and is just wow. I really love the chorus, everything combines so well. 5/5

12 After Dark
Funky. Oh yeah. Sexy vocals are back to accompany the sleazy funk. This song is cool. I can't seem to write long sentences while listening to it. It has a very familiar sounding chorus, with some rather sexified lyrics, which make it a cool song. 4/5

13 Slo Motion
An intro reminiscent of Slow, clicks into a different, vocally punctuated instrumental section. A part of this reminds me of Lamb again, and the chorus is just beautiful. This song is a great closer to the album, and slows it down, still combining elements of the rest of the album. The allusion to the first track helps to link it into a circle too, and almost a theme for the album. 5/5

This album is simply brilliant. I'd like to point out that Kylie does write her own songs too. This album is her best work to date, and is definately the best pop album this side of 2000.

4.8/5

If you like sex, you should get this album.



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Dancin' Man
January 16th 2005


719 Comments


This is audio sex. All Kylie Minogue is audio sex.

denboy
January 16th 2005


85 Comments


I only clicked this thread to see the album cover

superpeer
January 16th 2005


257 Comments


Yes, great album cover.

I've only heard 'Slow' and it's bad. Not nearly as good (catchy) as earlier Kylie. She is sex though.

Tomahawk
January 16th 2005


124 Comments


I heart kylie, but I really don't like the singles that I've heard from this album. Slow in particular is terrible.

But since you say it's so good, I might give it a download to check it out.

superpeer
January 16th 2005


257 Comments


By the way, according to allmusic she only co-wrote 4 songs on this album...

Tapeworm
January 16th 2005


118 Comments


Ha, oops.

I love Slow. You probably have to like it to like a lot of this album, but there is the odd chance.

Iai
Emeritus
January 16th 2005


3553 Comments


Speaking as a fan of most of Kylie's singles (even the 80s stuff), Slow is one of the worst things I've ever heard. And Red Blooded Woman is nothing special either. Didn't the Scissor Sisters write that for her?

Tapeworm
January 16th 2005


118 Comments


You guys suck.

drewhnovak
February 15th 2008


41 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Jake Shears and Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters wrote White Diamond and I Believe In You for Kylie.

zane1234s
August 20th 2008


47 Comments


I haven't heard this, but I plan on buying it. I love "red Blooded Woman" and "Chocolate."

mcg182
January 12th 2011


144 Comments


Tapeworm, it's not that Slow is unabashedly awful. It's just dull and boring.

Anthracks
April 25th 2012


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

True queen of pop

Digging: The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Pndi
July 26th 2013


465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Underrated



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