Aphrodite

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jul 6, 2010
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aphrodite is her finest work since 1997's underrated Impossible Princess, teaming her with Madonna producer Stuart Price.
  2. Despite sharp production, Aphrodite is only as good as Kylie herself. And because her voice is limited to squeaks, exhalations and woe-begone sighs, it's hard to stay interested unless you happen to be on a dancefloor at 4am, which is probably the only sensible place to hear it.
  3. The entire album has the sonic consistency of cotton candy: It won't exactly give you a headache, but it could leave you with a stomachache.
  4. Aphrodite feels like a disjointed hodge-podge of shallow Hi-NRG dance-floor bangers for a decidedly older crowd.
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    The rest lumbers by in a blur of anaemic vocals and dull soundscapes. [Aug 2010, p.117]
  6. Uncut
    40
    Despite her vaguely regal poise, and a songwriting crew including Jake Shears, Calvin Harris and Tim-from-Keane, Aphrodite is dismayingly anonymous pop-trance. [Aug 2010, p.84]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 17, 2011
    10
    This album is proof positive that one can do perfect pop, or as close to him. In times when Pop has become extremely commercialized, MinogueThis album is proof positive that one can do perfect pop, or as close to him. In times when Pop has become extremely commercialized, Minogue arrives with a proposal dancepop in fact nothing much up there, but listening to him you realize what is possible dancepop for your headphones, without any aggression by strikes very heavy. Generally speaking, Aphrodite is one of the best pop albums of 2010. Highlighting the "All The Lovers" and "Get Outta My Way. " Worth a listen. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2017
    10
    HER BEST ALBUM. LEGEND SNAPPED. I AM SO SHOOK FROM THIS ALBUM I NEED SUPERGLUE FOR MY WIG BC KYLIE SNATCHEDT IT. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A YOUNGHER BEST ALBUM. LEGEND SNAPPED. I AM SO SHOOK FROM THIS ALBUM I NEED SUPERGLUE FOR MY WIG BC KYLIE SNATCHEDT IT. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A YOUNG HUNTY AND I FIRST HEART THIS ALBUM AND I GAGGEDT. THIS ALBUM WILL SNATCH YOU she did that! Full Review »
  3. Dec 7, 2016
    8
    Kylie Minogue and Stuart Price have created a stunning dance record. It could almost be considered Kylie's answer to 'Confessions on aKylie Minogue and Stuart Price have created a stunning dance record. It could almost be considered Kylie's answer to 'Confessions on a Dancefloor', if it wasn't for the smattering of filler tracks and lack of personal songs. That said, Kylie has always played to her strengths, she's not an overly deep artist. It's a fun and impeccably produced dance album - which is part of her legacy. Full Review »