X

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. I can count three sure hits on this club-crossover coup if radio plays it right.
  2. A savvy, shiny, slyly sophisticated set of thoroughly modern dance floor exercises, it's the record we hoped Girls Aloud might make.
  3. Kylie's persona infuses the album, even if her vocals do not. As pop heatseekers go, X is a heartbeat away from perfection.
  4. Traditionally, Kylie Minogue has been at her best attempting pure pop, not chasing credibility, but X--her tenth studio album, and the first since 2003's "Body Language"--somehow pulls off the trick of being both
  5. It's not the production, as copiously sexy as it is, that makes this great: It's that Kylie has an ear for fantastic pop-rock tunes restyled for 2008, and she approaches them not as merely amusing sonic glitter, but as totally vital music.
  6. The majority of X is exactly what it's meant to be: a collection of songs by a pop artist who is aware of her past achievements and doubly aware of her need to stay relevant in the face of unwanted diversion.
  7. 70
    More often than not, X's hooks, tunes and Minogue's bubblegum-perfect hum achieve candy-coated ecstasy. [Mar 2008, p.106]
  8. Minogue's tenth album arrives on the heels of her battle with breast cancer; thankfully, the experience hasn't made her music discernibly deeper.
  9. Even the filler feels like a well-deserved celebration, lit up in bright neon and glittering with tinsel.
  10. Likability has got Kylie Minogue this far, and it pulls her through again--even the weak tracks on X have a sparky enthusiasm that makes their magpie modernism sound less cynical.
  11. X isn’t the comeback album some may have been hoping for, but it is a welcome return for Minogue.
  12. It’s not [her] strongest performance so far, and that comes basically down to song choice and production.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. JohnB.
    Apr 4, 2008
    5
    It's an average pop album. I expected something much better from Kylie. There are several amazing tracks (2 Hearts, Like a Drug, In My It's an average pop album. I expected something much better from Kylie. There are several amazing tracks (2 Hearts, Like a Drug, In My Arms, Speakerphone, Wow), but most other tracks are not so good. Full Review »
  2. Apr 8, 2015
    8
    A great album with innovative character, being released after a difficult phase of the singer. Brought a electropop sound with the albumA great album with innovative character, being released after a difficult phase of the singer. Brought a electropop sound with the album "Blackout" Britney Spears that was not common in the music industry. Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    8
    Probably one of the most underestimated albums Kylie has ever released. This album offers different genres of dance in a grand mixture.Probably one of the most underestimated albums Kylie has ever released. This album offers different genres of dance in a grand mixture. Download: The One, 2 Hearts, Speakerphone Full Review »