Fever

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2002
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Not one weak track, not one misplaced syrupy ballad to ruin the groove. The winning streak continues.
  2. Blender
    40
    Sadly, while some will still be humming the hypnotic "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" come judgment day, the rest of Fever is more forgettable. [Feb/Mar 2002, p.114]
  3. 80
    Undoubtedly one of the most infectious records you'll hear this year.
  4. The overwhelming majority of this album is unbelievably annoying dance pop.
  5. By far Kylie's best album to date.
  6. Like the soundtrack of a very bad Jazzercise class.
  7. An astoundingly bland helping of hollow dance pop grooves and nauseating pleas for sex.
  8. Mixer
    80
    The sophistication of its upbeat electro-pop construction allows Kylie to fly while her contemporaries simply float. [Apr 2002, p.77]
  9. It's a bit cheeky, but that's Kylie, and that's pop. Where the songs are as good as 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' it works beautifully.
  10. An album that exudes both class and conviction, and it's a welcome breather from the avalanche of beautiful introspection that's come to characterise 2001.
  11. A perfect album of gorgeous dance music.
  12. Featuring no less than 15 different songwriters, Fever is step-aerobic heaven, each song shiny, bouncy and as expertly arranged, if ultimately soulless, as one would expect from so many contributors.
  13. Fast, full of old-fashioned hooks and newfangled techno hiccups, campy as a tent full of Boy Scouts and yet easy on the cheese.
  14. Urb
    30
    Fever makes Britney Spears seem like even more of a pop genius. Scary. [May 2002, p.116]
  15. Village Voice
    80
    Sure, Fever's brushed-steel Eurodisco is old hat, Munich '77 via Paris '98. But mainlined along FM frequencies, it sounds totally 2002.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 7, 2013
    10
    I'm a Kylie fan for so many years, and this is definitely her best album ever! Even the DVD of the fever-tour is amazing. I wish I could turnI'm a Kylie fan for so many years, and this is definitely her best album ever! Even the DVD of the fever-tour is amazing. I wish I could turn back time... Full Review »
  2. Dec 15, 2015
    10
    Without a doubt Kylie's best album and an often overlooked masterpiece. Stemming from the extreme quality and pure nostalgia of this album, IWithout a doubt Kylie's best album and an often overlooked masterpiece. Stemming from the extreme quality and pure nostalgia of this album, I would regard this as my favourite album of all time, not a single weak track and they all hold many great memories, 10/10. Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2015
    10
    Pop/Dance album masterpiece. There is arguably NO weak track on this cohesive album.
    Highlights are the record breaking "Can't Get You Out of
    Pop/Dance album masterpiece. There is arguably NO weak track on this cohesive album.
    Highlights are the record breaking "Can't Get You Out of My Head", the cheerful "Love at First Sight", the immersive "In Your Eyes", and some other hidden gems like "Love Affair", "Your Love".
    The b-sides/extras from that era were amazing tracks as well, from "Rendezvous at Sunset" to "Good Like That", without forgetting the timeless "Tightrope".
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