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Kylie Minogue


Album number fourteen from Australian-born pop singer-songwriter is country-tinged and recorded in Nashville

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  1. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Golden stands alongside her classic records; in a world of disposable music, Kylie’s return is welcome and shows how slick, smart pop music should be done
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  2. 7.0 |   All Music

    As an artistic statement, it's pretty darn bold, though, and proves that she's still game for just about anything and able to make whatever she does sound exactly like herself
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  3. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Golden further bolsters Minogue's reputation for taking risks—and artfully sets the stage for a disco comeback
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  4. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A pleasant, if occasionally confusing, listening experience
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  5. 6.0 |   NME

    It’s just a shame to hear a pop queen like Kylie seeming to buy into tacky generic artifice because it happens to be in vogue
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  6. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    When Kylie stops trying too hard to sound like Dolly Parton and just concentrates on making great pop songs, Golden is a damn fine album
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  7. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Kylie will forever be the beaming lighthouse navigating the despairing back to the dance floor. For all its desperation, Golden retains that glow of optimism
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  8. 6.0 |   The Independent

    When the country twang of its first 30 seconds gives way to a whoosh of dance-pop, the hybrid hoedown has begun
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  9. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Golden is bereft of relative stinkers, but there's little to bring listeners back
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  10. 5.4 |   Pitchfork

    You’ve heard sophisti-Kylie, disco Kylie, and Kraftwerk Kylie. On her 14th album, she tries on a new costume: Ready or not, here comes country Kylie
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  11. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Ultimately, there is a place for this kind of music, but it feels horribly dated, like the parts you have to sit through at a gig before she plays the hits
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  12. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    All the intimacy that could have conjured is lost among the bombast
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  13. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    After this awkward reinvention, Kylie’s chart career may require a triumphant return to the dancefloor before too long
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  14. 4.0 |   The FT

    One track casts the singer as a disco Dolly Parton, which should be kitsch fun but is done in an oddly humourless, clunky fashion
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  15. 3.0 |   Earbuddy

    If only the glitter was raining from Golden instead of actual, dreary rain
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