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  • Summary: The 14th full-length studio release for the Australian pop artist features influences from country music, with three tracks recorded in Nashville and a guest appearance from Jack Savoretti.
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The sunset falls in Wichita, yellow dances through the blue Wheat fields catch a glimpse of heaven, makes me think of you And even when you're miles... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
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  1. Apr 5, 2018
    80
    This record feels like half reboot and half memoir. She goes out of her way to acknowledge the fact she’s not a teenager anymore, but with a gentle defiance, a little nostalgia and a subtle change in direction that makes Golden both touching but also really good fun.
  2. Apr 5, 2018
    70
    While country signifiers abound, from foot-stomping to fiddling, the songs on Golden also smartly juxtapose contemporary pop elements like soaring synth hooks and pitched-up vocals.
  3. Apr 5, 2018
    70
    She and her team of musicians, writers and producers straddle the line between twang and glitter on just about every song; sometimes it leans more in favor of line dancing, sometimes the glitter ball takes over, especially on the shimmering "Raining Glitter.". Sometimes, like on "Live A Little" or the very hooky single "Dancing," it's the best of both worlds.
  4. Apr 5, 2018
    60
    Golden is bereft of relative stinkers, but there's little to bring listeners back.
  5. Apr 6, 2018
    60
    While aesthetic shifts have been crucial to her career, Golden feels like the first time the window dressing is a distraction from a flawed yet deeply admirable album.
  6. 60
    Though the Nashville experiment is finally too half-hearted for the desired transformation, “Shelby ’68” mines Melbourne memories for a more personalised rural makeover.
  7. 50
    Ultimately, there is a place for this kind of music, but it feels horribly dated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. Jul 27, 2018
    10
    Amazing album. The highest selling by a female this year. All Hail QUEEN KYLIE!
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    A very different album by Kylie. I was surprised that I liked it so much.She knows how to blend country with pop. Favs: Radio On,Stop Me FromA very different album by Kylie. I was surprised that I liked it so much.She knows how to blend country with pop. Favs: Radio On,Stop Me From Falling,Golden,Music's Too Sad Without You. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2018
    10
    I can't believe how someone who listened carefully this amazing record can dislike it. It's brilliant, cohesive and very well thought. She isI can't believe how someone who listened carefully this amazing record can dislike it. It's brilliant, cohesive and very well thought. She is embracing her artistry in a way she is showing confidence about what she wants and the way she wants to be perceive when she is about to turn 50. I love every song! Expand
  4. Apr 7, 2018
    10
    Very very good
    Is like....... her best album in years! Kylie minogue does pop, electro, rock, country, everything, such a girl with a such
    Very very good
    Is like....... her best album in years! Kylie minogue does pop, electro, rock, country, everything, such a girl with a such talent, congrats, Golden is really the Golden Era, the Golden Year, the Golden life.
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  5. Apr 7, 2018
    10
    I have been a Kylie fan my whole life, there is not a time where I don't remember her music being played or seeing her on the television.I have been a Kylie fan my whole life, there is not a time where I don't remember her music being played or seeing her on the television.
    This is honestly one of the best things that she has ever released, and as another review has incorrectly stated, she actually does have a writing credit on every song!
    Thank you so much Kylie for all the music, and for just being you!
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  6. May 25, 2018
    9
    É sem dúvida alguma, um dos álbuns mais pessoais e maduros da Kylie, com letras sentimentais e baladas poderosas, coisas que não eramÉ sem dúvida alguma, um dos álbuns mais pessoais e maduros da Kylie, com letras sentimentais e baladas poderosas, coisas que não eram facilmente encontradas antes. Por ter apostado no pop country, faltou um pouco mais da Kylie Dance que todos estávamos acostumados, mas não deixando de ser um incrível álbum pop. Expand
  7. Apr 8, 2018
    1
    Golden is just a compilation of boring and dull love songs, just like every damn song Kylie has ever done. Golden has no concept, noGolden is just a compilation of boring and dull love songs, just like every damn song Kylie has ever done. Golden has no concept, no personality, nothing. At least in her other albums there were a few tracks which I listened to, but Golden is completely useless in all of its 16 songs. Expand

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