Review - Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once
Kylie Minogue has been in the pop game longer than some of us have been listening to music (this reviewer included...or at least close to that), and she’s still doing her thing phenomenally well.
While nothing (in my opinion) will compare to the brilliance of her last album ‘Aphrodite’, ‘Kiss Me Once’ is certainly not wasted effort. Every song on the album is tight--like Kylie’s 40-something body. No missed notes, boring lyrics or tried-and-true backing tracks. Someone in her position could spend the rest of their career releasing so-so dance pop songs aimed at gay clubs and those that have stuck around, but not our Kylie.
‘Kiss Me Once’ is familiar yet different enough to be exciting. It isn’t groundbreaking, but simply a high quality product. While the subject matter--sex, sex, and more sex--maybe could have taken a break, the production is working overtime on this record. The handful of producers who were selected for this task (mainstream names such as Greg Kurstin and Pharell Williams join together with up-and-comers like MNEK) really put forth a lot of effort in making sure that everything was fun and thoughtful.
The album feels like a fresh take on traditional Kylie. Modernized 80’s dance pop, but not all that indie stuff we keep hearing...if that makes any sense.
Listen to: “Into The Blue”, “Sexy Love”, “Feels So Good”, “Fine”