Kylie Minogue
Kiss Me Once


3.0
good

Review

by Ian Phillips USER (10 Reviews)
September 26th, 2015 | 14 replies


Release Date: 03/25/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another solid album from Kylie

While not as consistent as 'Aphrodite', 'Kiss Me Once' is still a solid album. Some tracks are better than others, often the case with any album. I like 'Into The Blue' but did find it to be quite typical of her sound, whereas the second single, 'I Was Gonna Cancel' (her collaborative effort with Pharrell) is far better and grabs you straight away. Some may beg to differ, as the single drew a mixed response from both critics and fans, but I love it and for me it's one of the major highlights.

It's true to say that 'Into The Blue' does sound similar to 'All The Lovers'. It's easy to see why it became the first release culled from the project, but as the first single it didn't really bring any surprises. The thumping bass on 'Million Miles' is packed with an infectious arrangement, making this seem like ideal single fodder, as is the case with 'Sexy Love', which really bares a contagious hook. 'Sexercize' has grown on me since I first purchased this album. I found it silly and a little too forced an effort on my first listen, but since then I've grown to really like it. Things are more mellow on the R&B-flavoured and dreamy 'Feels So Good'. 'If Only' packs a wallop, but somehow is less effective than some of the other tracks here, while the stomping 'Les Sex' is another highlight that I think would have made the perfect first single.

The title-track seems like an affectionate throw-back to her late 80s era, only with much more fire and flair and serves as a welcome inclusion. 'Beautiful', the duet with Enrique Iglesias, while being far from the best track is certainly not as bad as some make it out to be. Their actually is good vocal chemistry that shines through on here, but working far better is the hip final track 'Fine', another irresistible dance-pop confection which Kylie has such an uncanny knack for.

All in all, it's a worthwhile album and essential to any Kylie fan. Some may quibble about some of the American-style sounds that flow through the entire project, but this isn't really a distraction.

Ian Phillips



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treeqt.
September 26th 2015


16874 Comments


need 2 check

Tunaboy45
September 26th 2015


13505 Comments


Not gonna lie, she's still pretty hot.


Asdfp277
September 26th 2015


12984 Comments


Kylie is Carly Bae quality yet never gets any kind of recognition, we need to change that!! :0

Anthracks
September 26th 2015


5756 Comments


Was super into her when I went through my super gay phase but haven't listened to her since. Maybe I should listen to this some day.

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Nikkolae
September 26th 2015


5111 Comments


kylie is waaaay better than carlie rae, that is in no way to say carly is not great

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treeqt.
September 26th 2015


16874 Comments


she produced like 10 times as many bangers as carly but that's over like 20 as many albums so

Cygnatti
September 26th 2015


30789 Comments


I need to Kylie discog some day.

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Asdfp277
September 26th 2015


12984 Comments


Kylie's last two are good af, chock full of bangers tho

Tunaboy45
September 26th 2015


13505 Comments


She's always been solid when it comes to hits, especially in the late 90's and 2000's.

Tunaboy45
September 27th 2015


13505 Comments


Just realised how similar the cover is to Placebo's B3

treeqt.
October 29th 2015


16874 Comments


million miles is straight fire

treeqt.
October 29th 2015


16874 Comments


sexercize should've been a britney song 10 years ago

random
May 6th 2016


2562 Comments


Kylie is like the ultimate gay icon, and I recognize this as a straight man.

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Asdfp277
May 6th 2016


12984 Comments


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