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. Blender
    40
    The search for the perfect stand-alone song leaves a ragbag of unrelated ideas. [May 2008, p.77]
  2. Mojo
    40
    Sampling Serge Gainsbourg's quivering strings for 'Sensitized,' however, only serves to highlight the album's lack of truly knee-wobbling moments. [Dec 2007, p.98]
  3. Her 11th album is full of potential hits (and not too many boring mid-tempo plodders). Unfortunately, there's nothing quite as catchy here as 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head,' although a few tracks come close.
  4. X is merely a slightly above average collection of tracks.
  5. Immediately following 'Heart Beat Rock,' we are treated to a long stream of high-class filler.
  6. Q Magazine
    60
    If Kylie's musical ambitions extend further than play-safe good times of X, she's keeping them, like everything else, to herself. [Dec 2007, p.108]
  7. One of the most contemporary (and least pleasant) aspects of X is its scattershot production, which gives it the focus-grouped attention deficit disorder more typical of a Gwen Stefani record than one of Minogue's laser-honed disco-princess home runs.
  8. X is business as usual for a Kylie Minogue album: a handful of great tracks surrounded by stuff that's so obviously filler you could inject it into cavity walls and save up to 33% on your energy bills.
  9. Though X doesn’t raise Ms. Minogue’s own high standards, it does sometimes meet them.
  10. 60
    In short, a glittering sign reading "business as usual"--even if it’s not a return to adventurous Kylie gold.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 104 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 »