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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 4 out of 29

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  1. Nov 7, 2012
    9
    "Though, after a while, the album does sound repetitive with its same orchestral style, it does present a trademark album to Kylie, showing that Kylie won't be hanging up her goldpants any time soon."
  2. May 23, 2013
    3
    Sorry Kylie, but your voice just isn't interesting enough (or good enough) for this over the top orchestral treatment of bubble gum pop and dance songs. It's just a tad self-indulgent as well.

    ...still love the originals though.
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    10
    An outstanding project which sheds light on something that hasn't been dominant in Kylie's music before: deeper emotions. The most surprising takes are on the early singles: the sadness and seriousness of the songs were often drowned by the sugary pop-cover of PWL production, but on 'The Abbey Road Sessions', they are able to shine in all their glory.
    Notable: 'Better The Devil You Know',
    An outstanding project which sheds light on something that hasn't been dominant in Kylie's music before: deeper emotions. The most surprising takes are on the early singles: the sadness and seriousness of the songs were often drowned by the sugary pop-cover of PWL production, but on 'The Abbey Road Sessions', they are able to shine in all their glory.
    Notable: 'Better The Devil You Know', 'Hand On Your Heart', 'Confide In Me', 'Slow', 'Locomotion', 'Never Too Late'.
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  4. Jan 27, 2013
    8
    The original songs out shined the lyrics, vocals and some of the most important aspects of the songs. Here she is stripped back and showing everyone what she meant. It's very good musically, but some may be concerned her vocals are too weak for this project. BUT the thing is, buying this... You should at least know what you in for. Soft vocals, beautiful songs.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 30, 2012
    60
    Re-recording one's old songs in an older style isn't a revolutionary manoeuvre.... Kylie's addition to the tradition is also a fairly mixed bag.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    As a singer, Kylie still sounds about 15 and her voice sometimes struggles not to be engulfed by the swells of strings and legions of backing singers. Nevertheless, for the most part, this is quality stuff. [Dec 2012, p.101]
  3. 60
    In some cases, that sugary voice which works so well as a pop vehicle lacks the full-bodied character to carry a big ballad.