Kiss Me Once - Kylie Minogue
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  • Summary: The Australian pop singer worked with Enrique Iglesias, Greg Kurstin, MNEK, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sia, and Pharrell Williams on her 12th studio release.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Mar 17, 2014
    80
    Despite this one skippable moment ["Beautiful"], Kiss Me Once is a glittering, fun, and surprisingly powerful album that's classic Kylie through and through.
  2. Mar 14, 2014
    80
    The 11-song set is drizzled with plenty of that Minogue jus. [Apr 2014, p.117]
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    70
    There’s more than enough in this album to keep her in that position--so, come for the gay brostep, stay for the songcraft and character.
  4. 67
    Dodgy songs abound, but so does Kylie's plucky charm. [21 Mar 2014, p.62]
  5. Mar 17, 2014
    60
    It's contemporary enough for the 2014 marketplace, but classy enough to maintain the clout of an improbably evergreen pop diva.
  6. Mar 13, 2014
    60
    Full of sparkling hooks, the results do a good job of melding Minogue’s effervescent pop grooves with the dense, heavily treated vocals and deep sub bass of modern electro dance trends.... Subject matter and delivery are strained by coquettish pandering.
  7. Mar 13, 2014
    40
    The album starts strong with classic Kylie banger Into The Blue, but it suddenly succumbs to faddishness on nondescript disco tune Sexy Love and the weirdly dated dubstep track Sexercize.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    Amazing, very pop, very capable of some good remixes, and very KYLIE. I couldn't ask for more, but only if the USA would notice her like theAmazing, very pop, very capable of some good remixes, and very KYLIE. I couldn't ask for more, but only if the USA would notice her like the rest if the world!! Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    One of the best albums of the year, showing that Kylie always knows how to make a good album. Undoubtedly one of the best artists in the worldOne of the best albums of the year, showing that Kylie always knows how to make a good album. Undoubtedly one of the best artists in the world POP; I lover her. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2014
    9
    'Kiss Me Once' is a return to form by Kylie, that balances perfectly between embracing her older sounds and exploring fresh new ways. It'Kiss Me Once' is a return to form by Kylie, that balances perfectly between embracing her older sounds and exploring fresh new ways. It manages to sound coherent and mature without omitting tongue-in-cheek moments ('Sexercize', 'Les Sex'). A near-perfect pop record. Standouts include 'I Was Gonna Cancel', 'Feels So Good', 'If Only', 'Les Sex', and the title track. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2014
    7
    This album is refreshing, and easy to listen to. Sultry, sexy, and different from the rest of the female vocalists out at present.This album is refreshing, and easy to listen to. Sultry, sexy, and different from the rest of the female vocalists out at present. Mr.President, I Was Gonna Cancel and Feels So Good are three of the best songs on this album. Listening to this on your way to work or school will definitely make you want to dirty dance with yourself, or a stranger! Beware of the way she makes your feel! Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2014
    7
    I'm not sure if I like it or not. The whole album just kind of blends in, and no songs really grab your attention, except "Sexercise." TheI'm not sure if I like it or not. The whole album just kind of blends in, and no songs really grab your attention, except "Sexercise." The only other song that sticks out is "Into The Blue". Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2014
    7
    "Kiss Me Once" es el álbum numero 12 de la mayor Popstar australiana, este álbum contiene producción de Pharrel Williams, Sia, Greg Krustin,"Kiss Me Once" es el álbum numero 12 de la mayor Popstar australiana, este álbum contiene producción de Pharrel Williams, Sia, Greg Krustin, entre otros."Kiss Me Once" tiene canciones fuertes y pegadizas como "Kiss Me Once" (Canción que le da el titulo al álbum), "Into The Blue" o "Les Sex", pero también tiene relleno, no hay mucha innovación en cuanto a las canciones. Expand
  7. Mar 27, 2014
    1
    I'm just gonna say this: This is one of the most rehash things I've ever heard in my life. Once again, Kylie and her comfortable popdanceI'm just gonna say this: This is one of the most rehash things I've ever heard in my life. Once again, Kylie and her comfortable popdance zone. It's very recycled, nothing classic, boring as hell and the same sounds on and on. I feel in a mix between 'Aphrodite' and 'Fever' (in a bad way). Expand

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