• 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. The diminutive Australian diva is still delivering disco thunder from Down Under.
  2. Aphrodite is pure Kylie magic. Everything that made you fall in love with her all over again before is present and correct here.
  3. Aphrodite is the work of someone who knows exactly what her skills are and who to hire to help showcase them to perfection.
  4. 80
    Minogue delivers bliss like no other (wo)man or machine.
  5. The new set casts a spell with Stuart Price's signature preternatural touches, Minogue's breathy chirp and the hooky melodies of a varied crew of dance pop-focused songwriters and producers.
  6. Maybe that's why Aphrodite is such a letdown -- there's nothing nuanced or even catchy about the material. It's a perfectly serviceable soundtrack to a thumping Friday night, but it's also a flat listen.
  7. Although the album is an exercise in euphoric clubland dreaming, tracks Closer and Everything Is Beautiful remind us there is perhaps a more sincere side to Kylie that is often overlooked.
  8. Kylie sticks to formula, makes half decent record.
  9. With five singles sitting and waiting, Aphrodite is the record she needed.
  10. Aphrodite is her most unified work in ages.
  11. Sometimes dance pop with this much gloss and unabashed glee is relegated to the realms of guilty pleasure, but Aphrodite is that rare representation of perfect production that is just pleasure, pure and simple.
  12. No one's asking for reality in this pop bubble--just a little bit more innovation.
  13. 70
    Her return to electro-pop form on Aphrodite–Minogue's 11th studio record in 23 years–is on point, maybe even better, than much of her discography.
  14. Aphrodite is everything you expect it to be: inspiring, motivating and celebratory.
  15. There aren't many new ideas here, just more of the old reliable - which, from such a believer, is still finely executed.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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. Apr 8, 2015
    8
    A great album being faithful to a theme. Great production full of good songs, but has a defect: the choice of the song "Better Than Today" forA great album being faithful to a theme. Great production full of good songs, but has a defect: the choice of the song "Better Than Today" for single. This song is not good enough for that, and the album was much better songs. Full Review »
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    10
    Kylie Minogue is one of the biggest DIVAS of the universe. The best album of her to me, is Aphrodite. This album is amazing, it can't get anyKylie Minogue is one of the biggest DIVAS of the universe. The best album of her to me, is Aphrodite. This album is amazing, it can't get any worse or better. Better Than Today's wonderful, my favorite from the album. Too bad he had been wronged in the estimated sales of 800k to 1 million copies. Full Review »