Kylie Minogue Is A Pop Goddess With 11th Album “Aphrodite”

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Kylie Minogue released her tenth studio album, the aptly-titled X, and in that time, she managed to get a taste for the love for her in the States by heading out on her inaugural trek across North America. So cut to today, when fans of the Australian pop minx are jumping up and down in their disco shoes over news of Kylie’s new single “All Lovers” (out June 28), off forthcoming album Aphrodite (out July 5). Have a peek at the Aphrodite cover art, as well as a listen to a short clip of “All Lovers,” below.

Kylie Aphrodite All LoversHmmm. Between the cover art for Kylie, Kelis and Janelle Monae‘s new albums, this is shaping up to be a the Summer Of The Pop Goddess.

Stuart Price executive produced Aphrodite, and songwriters on the album include Minogue, Price, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters (whose own new album Night Work is out June 28), Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley (new Keane EP out May 10), Calvin Harris and Nerina Pallot.

Regarding “All Lovers,” Kylie said the following in a statement:

“The single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album, As I was recording it I knew that ‘All the Lovers’ had to be the first single; it sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly. It gives me goose-bumps, so I’m really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it.”

Below is a 30-second snippet of “All Lovers.” What do you think—are you feeling the goose-bumps like Kylie?

[Album art source: We Are Pop Slags]

  • Gena Simmons

    Would have been nice to hear the vocal, but the groove sounds hot

  • dustindd

    The problem with “Aphrodite” is that it contains so many tracks that have the potential to be used as radio-friendly singles… I’m amazed that “All the Lovers” was picked as the album’s lead single since its one of the more lackluster tracks on the album. My picks for singles would be “Get Outta My Way”, “Put Your Hands Up”, “Better Than Today”, “Can’t Beat The Feeling” and “Aphrodite”.

    As a first, EMI is releasing “Aphrodite” in the United States during the same week-long worldwide release cycle. Normally, Kylie fans in America have to wait several months later for her albums to release in the States or import her album from other territories.

    A direct, concise album that’s bothered about getting you on a dance floor, “Aphrodite” aims at making sure you have a good time and wants to keep you there for the next 12 tracks. The album’s producer, Stuart Price succeeded at creating a house party feel for the record- with each track building on the last, at which largely “Aphrodite” succeeds.

    “Aphrodite” is the true successor to Kylie’s “FEVER” album. It’s back-to-basics Kylie. It’s a cohesive, precisely thought out record that slots in more as a progression from “Light Years” and “Fever” than “Body Language” and “X”. The latter two – while having classic Kylie moments – suffered from a lack of direction or in X’s case, too many.

    My full track by track review:

  • Saboom Merry

    JUSTIN is just awesome