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. A savvy, shiny, slyly sophisticated set of thoroughly modern dance floor exercises, it's the record we hoped Girls Aloud might make.
  2. It’s not [her] strongest performance so far, and that comes basically down to song choice and production.
  3. 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.
  4. I can count three sure hits on this club-crossover coup if radio plays it right.
  5. 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.
  6. Minogue's tenth album arrives on the heels of her battle with breast cancer; thankfully, the experience hasn't made her music discernibly deeper.
  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. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Even the filler feels like a well-deserved celebration, lit up in bright neon and glittering with tinsel.
  11. X isn’t the comeback album some may have been hoping for, but it is a welcome return for Minogue.
  12. Kylie's persona infuses the album, even if her vocals do not. As pop heatseekers go, X is a heartbeat away from perfection.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 108 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. Dec 14, 2016
    9
    A stunning record. It confirms why Kylie remains one of music's most iconic electro-pop artists. The producers may be very much in chargeA stunning record. It confirms why Kylie remains one of music's most iconic electro-pop artists. The producers may be very much in charge here, but her personality and timeless sex appeal still shine through. It's absolutely one of the 00's most important dance records. Full Review »
  3. 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 »