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 ‘X’ 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 ‘Aphrodite’’s uniting sound is lightness, suggestion the singer’s found a more peaceful place. Stuart Price is the perfect choice of musical partner; he harnesses both Minogue’s hook-tastic side and her more interesting ‘wonky pop’ side. Subsequently, ‘Aphrodite’ 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 ‘Better Than Today’ which revisits her cutesy S/A/W days with a knowing wink.

Priya Elan

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