Body Language

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Feb 10, 2004
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. May well be the best album of her career.
  2. Yes, the melodies are a little sillier this time around, however the electro-funk grooves are doubly irresistible.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The results are ludicrously enjoyable, and somewhere Nile Rodgers is smiling. [13 Feb 2004, p.71]
  4. Body Language isn’t so much a massive artistic leap as it is a total distillation of her sound and style.
  5. The sexy, solid set is glued together by danceable beats and Minogue's knack for picking great songs and producers.
  6. Filter
    76
    Has a slick slutty electroclash vibe. [#9, p.102]
  7. You can’t help but get lost in Minogue’s music.
  8. This, basically, is an extremely tastefully done, soulful modern r’n’b record.
  9. Kylie Minogue definitely sounds like she has a few more tricks stored on her hard drive than Britney or Christina.
  10. Body Language finds Kylie partying like it's 1987 all over again, only minus the dubious millinery and Jason Donovan, taking inspiration from the likes of Kool and the Gang and Prince to pleasing if not always memorable effect.
  11. Still, even though Body Language is a bit of a misstep for Minogue, there's a sense of class to it.
  12. There is, however, nothing that remotely touches the pop genius of 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' and, by the halfway mark, the album's sagging badly.
  13. Long stretches prove mysteriously hookless, arid, or burdened by Minogue foregrounding a voice that withers in the glare of the spotlight.
  14. Urb
    40
    It's hottest moments are tepid at best. [Feb 2004, p.77]
  15. For someone so traditionally dancefloor-driven, there are none too many grooves here, and, even for an artist whose most famous lyric may be "la la la", there's not exactly a lot to go on in terms of substance.
  16. Blender
    30
    A suite of weak songs and half-finished ideas. [Mar 2004, p.120]
  17. There's something rote and antiseptic about the album's party mood--the electro-beats' clean squelch, the undercooked hooks, the odd primness of Kylie's singing.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. JohnB
    Aug 2, 2004
    0
    Derivative, weak, substanceless, and insipid are the words that should really describe this album....I couldn't quite believe the woman Derivative, weak, substanceless, and insipid are the words that should really describe this album....I couldn't quite believe the woman singing such naive unsophisticated lyrics was actually 36 y/o....shocking! it defintely does not deserve such praise as it has got here. Kylie's Grammy win was a joke too, with such a weak album that so obviously was rushed they had to give it to here to get America interested again. Unfortunately this stands as Minogue's worst recording....EVER! Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2016
    5
    Some tracks ('Chocolate', 'Sweet Music') are crafted to perfection. Others are a little on the odd side. Many are undanceable, have littleSome tracks ('Chocolate', 'Sweet Music') are crafted to perfection. Others are a little on the odd side. Many are undanceable, have little melody structure and don't have much personality. However, this did mark the moment Kylie truly became an icon. 'Slow' and 'Red Blooded Woman' proved she was a serious electronic artist. Not her greatest or most lovable, but certainly her first mature and commanding album. Full Review »
  3. Apr 8, 2015
    6
    The album brought a more R&B sound with the goal of Kylie Minogue to remain in the US market after the success of the album "Fever". However,The album brought a more R&B sound with the goal of Kylie Minogue to remain in the US market after the success of the album "Fever". However, the style did not match with Minogue, even though she was a complete artist to suit different styles. Full Review »