No one can pull us out of nail-biting anxiousness and save the weekend the way Kylie Minogue can. So she delivered. The Australian pop icon released her 15th studio album Disco today. It’s 16 tracks that can fuel a full night of partying and proves that before Dua Lipa found Future Nostalgia, Kylie owned the whole bar and your friends.
There are hardly any water breaks here from the high-intensity opening track “Magic” to “Where Does the DJ Go?”, a song about how there’s always an after-party somewhere. “Celebrate You” is worthy of sensual moves. In “Hey Lonely,” Kylie builds up the beat to remind you that sadness has no place on the love-filled dance floor. She closes with “Spotlight,” which says you “can’t stop it when it feels so right.”
NME describes the record as “…Kylie doing disco in her own cute way: measured, affectionate and sincere, not an exercise in tongue-in-cheek pastiche.”
The Independent acknowledges how Kylie is truly the one who can keep up hope in all the Zoom call confusion. “But Kylie has, by now, completely owned the right to keep us dancing through all this silliness. Like Gloria Gaynor, she has survived. She’s been sparkling for us since Neighbours, through Stock Aitken Waterman’s Hit Factory, that Michael Hutchence fling, breast cancer and all manner of romantic heartbreak and genre-hopping. We can always hear Kylie smiling through her tears and shrugging through her joy. Sometimes I feel convinced I can actually hear the frosting of her lipstick.”
Disco also serves as a prelude to KYLIE: INFINITE DISCO. On Nov. 7, Kylie is offering a one-night-only ticketed 50-minute online performance. Tickets are available on kylie.com.