X - Kylie Minogue
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 74
  2. Negative: 2 out of 74

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  1. 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. Download: The One, 2 Hearts, Speakerphone
  2. Sep 23, 2010
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've got to say, Miss Minogue has made some pretty good music back her years, however, her 2008 album "X" has not been a smash, although charting globally and the hit single "2 Hearts", it isn't what we call a "Disco, House, Electropop" album. It is good, but lacks the music we really like. Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    8
    This album is simply stunning. Although not her most acclaimed work, i personally think this is one of her best albums to date. There's just something about it. It's got style, quirk and that usual hint of pop gold that only artists like Kylie can offer. The album recieved a Grammy nomination for 'Best Dance/Electronica Album' - and rightly so, working with the likes of Calvin Harris this album put her right back were she belonged in the world of electronica/dance and pop music. One negative to point out though. I don't think her record label and herself decided to release the best tracks, 'Like a Drug' and 'Speakerphone' in my opinion are two of the best tracks on the album, but instead, for some reason her Label seem to want to place her in the 'R'n'B' genre - using tracks like 'All I See' for US airplay, and with no disrespect - Kylie is over 40 now - and i don't see how RnB is really going to suit her, even though 'The One' was not RnB sounding - again i don't understand why that track was used for UK and Australian airplay/release - when there were MUCH better tracks to choose from. But excluding the choice of released tracks this album - as a whole - is stunning. A true classic, grammy nominated deserving album. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2011
    9
    An utterly stunning comeback. Track by track this album oozes stylish sex appeal. Kylie prooves with this album that unlike Madonna (and all those other frustrating comparisons) she moves with the times with her own sound, not jumping from genre to genre to proove how cool she is. Electro pop has never felt so fresh and classic all at the same time, play it loud, play it quietly it stays with you all day, and to myself, it will stay for years to come. There might be the odd dull moment or moment that feels a little forced, but hey, what artist doesn't nower days ? A truely outstanding album that shouldn't be forgotten as one of the ultimate comeback albums. Expand
  5. May 1, 2012
    8
    Kylie's most electric album to date. Fun, stylish and sometimes touching music from the ultimate 'Princess of Pop'. She gave her adoring fans exactly what they wanted, and that's what matters most.
  6. May 25, 2011
    10
    I LOVE this album! "WOW", "In My Arms" and "Speakerphone" are phenomenal, strong and my personal favourite songs from this album. Album as a whole is energetic disco-pop.
  7. Dec 26, 2010
    7
    For a return to the music industry after an unexpected hiatus, X is a decent effort. This album hold quite a lot of sentimental value, but this should not delude from the fact that this album does show a lot of disjointed pot holes. Different writers and different producers have all had their hands in this: Kish Mauve, Xenomania, Calvin Harris, Steve Anderson and so forth and it definitely shows as this album takes on multiple identities, rather than one 'album' entity. I think every track on here is worthy to be on a Kylie album, just not together. Personal favourites are: Like A Drug, Speakerphone and Sensitized. Expand
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 truly welcome return.
  2. X is more filler than killer.
  3. X is merely a slightly above average collection of tracks.