Album Review: Kylie Minogue - 'Aphrodite' (EMI)
The pop princess revisits the sounds that put her on the musical map in the first place
Listening to [b]‘X’[/b] now – Minogue’s much anticipated post-illness album – it sounds like she was in a transition, caught between the playful pop icon and the tabloids’ “Brave Kylie”. But [b]‘Aphrodite’[/b]’s uniting sound is lightness, suggestion the singer’s found a more peaceful place. [b]Stuart Price[/b] is the perfect choice of musical partner; he harnesses both Minogue’s hook-tastic side and her more interesting ‘wonky pop’ side. Subsequently, [b]‘Aphrodite’[/b] is her most unified work in ages. Highlights are many, but worth a particular mention are the call-to-arms of the title track and [b]‘Better Than Today’[/b] which revisits her cutesy S/A/W days with a knowing wink.