Kylie Minogue - Golden

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It really is country! Well, country-dance-pop I guess (more country overall than the new Musgraves though, arguably). And also very good! The country cadences suit her voice perfectly. It's probably a bit repetitive over the course of an album but this is a totally new sound/look for her (give or take "Cowboy Style") so give her a break!

Who else wants to talk about the new forever-soundtrack to gay line-dancing events?

Tim F, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

after years of minogue love (even BH knew and accepted her place re KM),
her last album did little for me.
after the recent single, i suspect this one aint for me.
needless to say i will be very happy to be proven wrong.

mark e, Friday, 6 April 2018 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I feel like "Dancing" is not really a stand-out song but makes more sense on the album.

Oddly the whole thing reminds me in feel slightly of Saint Etienne's 'Words & Music', though that's a misleading comparison, probably - I guess I mean that it all feels very comfortable and understated and warm.

Tim F, Friday, 6 April 2018 22:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The two singles are definitely not the best songs on here by a long way. Stop Me From Falling was a really bizarre pick. Raining Glitter, Shelby '68 and title track are early highlights. Lost Without You is my favourite song here and it's relegated to bonus track. It's this album's If I'm Dancing.

kitchen person, Saturday, 7 April 2018 01:55 (three months ago) Permalink

pitchfork pan lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 7 April 2018 02:02 (three months ago) Permalink

The title track opens with a yodelling vocal line that appears to reference Ennio Morricone’s theme song to The Good, the Bad and The Ugly, in a broad, meaningless nod to American culture that ranks right up there with Europeans who get really into the NFL.

🤔

omar little, Saturday, 7 April 2018 02:09 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah...i’m really not feeling this album.

KevRus, Saturday, 7 April 2018 13:44 (three months ago) Permalink

i think the funniest part is the insinuation about europeans who like watching american football xp

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 7 April 2018 14:14 (three months ago) Permalink

This whole thing is really great I have decided.

Tim F, Sunday, 8 April 2018 04:34 (three months ago) Permalink

ok that's it, i'm determined to do a kylie minogue poll at some point

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Kylie Minogue: Is She Great?

○ Yes
○ Yes

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

ah the old "classic or... classic?"

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:54 (three months ago) Permalink

this is a poll that's overdue

omar little, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

come into my POLL

omar little, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Really loving the new album now and yes, a Kylie poll sounds essential.

kitchen person, Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:06 (three months ago) Permalink

really? It sounds meh to me -- Music thirteen years too late. I'd love a poll though!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I thought it was kind of patchy and too slight at first, but I've found myself going back to it a lot over the last week. Lots of really great hooks that keep getting stuck in my head. I think she gives good performances too. She sounds so relaxed and happy throughout. Reminds of Britney's Glory in that way. It's not on the level of Fever or Aphrodite or anything, it's just hitting the spot for me right now. A huge improvement over her last album.

kitchen person, Saturday, 14 April 2018 19:20 (three months ago) Permalink

wow uh, "sincerely yours" is super good right

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:36 (three months ago) Permalink

that's my jam

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:42 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think this warrants a music comparison either compositionally or as a career move. "just one kiss" sounds like an album track from crj's kiss with acoustic guitars

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:42 (three months ago) Permalink

"one last kiss"* lol

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not sold on the album yet but "sincerely yours" is gret

bunny slopes, Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Really excited for a Kylie poll! I've got a huge, glaring blind spot between the first couple records and Fever. I assume at least Light Years and Impossible Princess are must-listens?

bunny slopes, Saturday, 14 April 2018 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

yes! i think so anyway. the 1994 s/t is also low key a deep house record for at least three songs in a row and otherwise has her two best songs ("confide in me" and "put yourself in my place")

kylie also has.... so many b-sides

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

don't think this warrants a music comparison either compositionally or as a career move. "just one kiss" sounds like an album track from crj's kiss with acoustic guitars

― flamenco drop (BradNelson

A superficial comparison, true, but a few of these tracks sound as if they took the "Impressive Instant" and "Don't Tell Me" approaches.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

ordered the deluxe edition and it arrived a few days ago and I’ve had this in heavy rotation in the car (along w/Wildflowers by Tom Petty and Wu-tang Forever.)

I’m enjoying this album a ton. It’s a cut below Fever and X and Aphrodite but a substantial cut above Kiss Me Once. The fake Morricone bit in the title track is great. But I also think the country angle is overstated, I think a lot of this sounds more balearic than it does Nashville.

omar little, Saturday, 14 April 2018 21:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Which isn’t to say the country stuff isn’t present, nor to say it isn’t executed well n

omar little, Saturday, 14 April 2018 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

omg I wish that Dancing sounded 37% more Balearic, the remix upthread is poo.

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Sunday, 15 April 2018 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Kickstarter for a Lissvik remix imo

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Sunday, 15 April 2018 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

ok that's it, i'm determined to do a kylie minogue poll at some point

do this

golden is… look i really really hate all forms of country music, but maybe half the songs on this album don’t piss me off

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 15 April 2018 11:08 (three months ago) Permalink


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