Kylie Minogue - DISCO
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2020 Ratings: #550 / 760
User Score
Based on 503 ratings
2020 Ratings: #176
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

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.

80
Albumism

Decades removed from that prefabricated incarnation, DISCO is the product of a woman keenly aware of her strengths, but not constrained by them.

80
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.
80
Clash

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

80
NME
Kylie goes full disco-diva on her most consistent and enjoyable album in a decade.
80
The Independent

Her ability to acknowledge the unknowable, uncontrollable darkness around us ... makes her glitterball pop all the more potent.

80
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.

80
The Observer

The efficiently titled Disco is saturated in Kylie’s supernatural mix of high camp and total sincerity.

75
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.

70
Rolling Stone
Her aptly named 15th album is classic disco euphoria as only Kylie knows how to do it.
70
The Sydney Morning Herald

While there are no songs here as instantly classic as some of Minogue’s most enduring hits ... many of the tunes on Disco are growers, revealing more with repeat listens ... there’s something charmingly freeing in the earnest joyfulness of this record, like the first hints of a rainbow after the clouds have parted.

70
DIY

In other hands, these tracks would almost certainly veer into the saccharine, but helmed by pop’s most lovable stalwart, you can’t help but crack a smile.

70
Slant Magazine

The Aussie pop singer’s 15th album is content to bask unapologetically in nostalgia.

70
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.

70
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.

62
Beats Per Minute
Repeated listens, indeed, 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.
60
The Telegraph
It is uplifting, spirited, sweet, and all in good fun, even if the tone is a bit more cut-price cocktails at a high street nightspot than champagne on ice at Studio 54.
60
The Needle Drop
By the standards of both old and new disco, Kylie's latest album is mostly middling.
56
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.
50
Uncut

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

Doublez
74
The second life of the Diva of Fever, Kylie is not over despite the weather. She takes advantage of a year favorable to disco to assert her status through a successful album that meets all expectations. In addition to the fact that it is a beautiful lesson to offer a solid work at her age, Kylie delivers an overflowing energy that comes to embellish the good moments, while filling the gaps that "Disco" can have.

It's no secret that 2020 is the year that took us back to the mid-70's ... read more
Maqtheus
80
Desde que surgiu em meados dos anos 70, a disco music sempre se mostrou influente na música pop, isso graças a artistas como Kylie Minogue que ao longo da sua carreira sempre se propôs em criar trabalhos dos quais seguissem os tipicos ritmos que embalaram uma geração em boates e clubes nos tempos da brilhantina.

E em 2020 não foi diferente, se na década passada Hobyn, Carly Rae Jepsen e Kylie já davam sinais da onda que viria a ocupar ... read more
MasterCrackfox
81
I gave this album a quick glance and decided to go with a coin flip of sorts; I would put on old reliable Can't Get You out of My Head and if I ended up dancing I would listen to this full album.

You can see where the toss landed us.

Minogue has been gracing us with plenty of music for over three decades, now at fifteen albums spanning her career, and more often than not that music is unstoppable escapist dance music. From a purely US stance Minogue may not be a major star. However, the ... read more
MattsReviews
75
What can you not like about DISCO? You can nitpick all you want but you have to admit this a fun album.

Kylie Minogue drops a new album 'DISCO' which is pretty good honestly. There's nothing here that you can really complain about. No major flaws, but nothing exactly groundbreaking either. It's just fun/energetic album that has a lot of danceability, which judging off the name 'DISCO' what else could you ask for? Each and every production is incredibly joyful and enjoyable creating a lot of ... read more
MickyT
79
In a year full of big disco inspired albums from the likes of Dua Lipa, Jessie Ware and Róisín Murphy, yet another album is added to that list of notable releases in this style with Kylie Minogues latest album 'DISCO' which for me is one of the most consistently good albums in this style this year.

Even with Kylie Minogue's career spanning over 30 years she manages to deliver with some really energetic, very fun and charismatic nu-disco and dance-pop tracks that I just can't help ... read more
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Track List

  1. Magic
  2. Miss A Thing
  3. Real Groove
  4. Monday Blues
  5. Supernova
  6. Say Something
  7. Last Chance
  8. I Love It
  9. Where Does The DJ Go?
  10. Dancefloor Darling
  11. Unstoppable
  12. Celebrate You
  13. Till You Love Somebody
  14. Fine Wine
  15. Hey Lonely
  16. Spotlight
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Added on: July 21, 2020