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  • Summary: Kylie returns after her battle with breast cancer with her latest album.
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  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. Kylie's persona infuses the album, even if her vocals do not. As pop heatseekers go, X is a heartbeat away from perfection.
  3. 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.
  4. It’s not [her] strongest performance so far, and that comes basically down to song choice and production.
  5. Though X doesn’t raise Ms. Minogue’s own high standards, it does sometimes meet them.
  6. Immediately following 'Heart Beat Rock,' we are treated to a long stream of high-class filler.
  7. 40
    The search for the perfect stand-alone song leaves a ragbag of unrelated ideas. [May 2008, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
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  1. NikkiF.
    Dec 10, 2007
    10
    This new cd, "X", puts Kylie back on the pop map!!! it blows Britney outta the water, cuz Kylie can actually sing!!! from the 1st track on This new cd, "X", puts Kylie back on the pop map!!! it blows Britney outta the water, cuz Kylie can actually sing!!! from the 1st track on down it is a journey, it's amazing!! like a drug, all i see, the one, stars, and the hidden track rippin up the dancebfloor are just a few of the fab tracks!! take a listen you will love this cd!!! Expand
  2. Justin
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    Pop perfection! Kylie stays true to her pop roots and delivers another great album!
  3. 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 aI 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. Expand
  4. DavidV
    Jun 12, 2008
    9
    There is something here for everyone. Only 3 tracks fail to grab me, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't play to someone There is something here for everyone. Only 3 tracks fail to grab me, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't play to someone else's tastes. Expand
  5. 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 Expand
  6. RichF
    Nov 27, 2007
    8
    A grower, not a shower. A little disappointing but listen to it a few times and it will grow on you.
  7. 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. Expand

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