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. 40
    The search for the perfect stand-alone song leaves a ragbag of unrelated ideas. [May 2008, p.77]
  2. 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. 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
8.4

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 »