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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. Blender
    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: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Jul 3, 2019
    10
    In her tenth studio album, the Australian surprises her listeners with a cohesive album, strong+original sound, and her personality by doingIn her tenth studio album, the Australian surprises her listeners with a cohesive album, strong+original sound, and her personality by doing more pop precision in her career. Without a doubt, X is one of the albums that make up the trinity of his best albums. Expand
  2. Diego
    Feb 1, 2008
    10
    Amazing, reminds me Fever, true pop/dance music!
  3. SamW.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    Absolutely outstanding album. Every song is bursting with individuality! such a refreshing collection of tracks. furthermore, just what Absolutely outstanding album. Every song is bursting with individuality! such a refreshing collection of tracks. furthermore, just what expectations do people have of Kylie? She has excelled herself through and through with this record, as have her production team. Thumbs up! What a delight to listen to at any time of the day! Magnetic Electric should be released without a doubt! Expand
  4. MatthewT.
    Nov 28, 2007
    9
    Although it is not as cohesive as Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor Album, it is certainly more heartfelt. "No More Rain" and Although it is not as cohesive as Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor Album, it is certainly more heartfelt. "No More Rain" and "Cosmic" highlight the singer's struggles with breast cancer and triumphant return to the stage, while "The One", "Speakerphone", "Like a Drug" and "In My Arms" are as good as dance-pop gets. The hidden track obtained by putting the CD into a computer is another piece of Dance-Pop gold. An Absolute MUST for any fan of fantastic pop. Expand
  5. 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 allAn 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
  6. 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 fansKylie'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. Expand
  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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