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Kylie Minogue


Album number fifteen from Australian-born pop singer-songwriter influenced by 1970s and 1980s disco along with modern-day club music

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Fifteen albums into her illustrious career, the pop chameleon shows no signs of slowing down, rebooting her catalog once again with what she does best: delivering joy and inspiration through the power of dance
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  2. 8.0 |   The Music

    Refusing to let these difficult times become depressing, Minogue’s message of losing yourself in music, love and the good times is instantly uplifting
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  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singer defies the gloom with a remorselessly upbeat succession of catchy tunes
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    In these dark days, Kylie steps up and delivers a shimmering stream of dancefloor bangers
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  5. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The sound is largely fresh and pays genuine homage to carefree nights at the disco with gusto, charm and flair, all qualities that Minogue has in spades
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  6. 8.0 |   Albumism

    DISCO is the product of a woman keenly aware of her strengths, but not constrained by them
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    As an ode to the pleasures of the dancefloor, Kylie has delivered her most unashamedly fun record in almost a decade
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Kylie goes full disco-diva on her most consistent and enjoyable album in a decade
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  9. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Kylie has an invitation (“whatcha waiting for? get up on the floor”), the music is speeding up - and even if the only floor in prospect is in your own home, it would be rude not to dance
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  10. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The showgirl survivor’s 15th album is here just in time to help us dance through this silliness, straddling Seventies-era dance music and pop fromage
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    It must have been one of the shortest meetings in record company history: “What should Kylie do next?” “How about a disco album?” “Brilliant! What shall we call it?”
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  12. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Though not a reinvention of the genre nor of Minogue, Disco adds to each one’s pop culture standing, the former as a foundational pillar of today’s music and the latter as a prolific and still wonderfully entertaining pop act for nearly 30 years
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  13. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    On the one hand, the album delivers exactly what it advertises: back-to-back disco bangers. On the other hand, Kylie relies a little too much on clichés and buzzwords around clubbing, which feels a bit tone-deaf given that’s not possible at the moment
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  14. 7.0 |   DIY

    Helmed by pop’s most lovable stalwart, you can’t help but crack a smile
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  15. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    In the process of creating Disco, Kylie Minogue has captured the essence of what has always made her compelling: ignoring expectations and dancing the tears away
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  16. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Aussie pop singer’s 15th album is content to bask unapologetically in nostalgia
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  17. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    By focusing on a simple, well executed premise, Disco provides a fresh, energetic listen that proves she is still very much part of the pop conversation
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  18. 6.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    Repeated listens prove it to be a perfectly serviceable, enjoyable offering. But there’s always that nagging feeling, once the DJ has packed up the gear and the dancefloor empties, that there could have been something more
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  19. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    This is the mellow Disco brunch that follows the hectic all-nighter
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  20. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    As a collection of songs, Disco is a terrific soundtrack to washing the dishes or a dance-off. But this album itself underestimates its own artist, which is in a small way unforgivable
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  21. 5.6 |   Pitchfork

    The Australian pop icon has made several decades’ worth of great disco — yet her new album is a polyester-thin fabrication that sounds as if she’d only just heard of it recently
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  22. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Disco is too much of a safe, shiny, frictionless crowd-pleaser to deliver much more than mildly entertaining retro pastiche. Print edition only

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