Kylie Minogue isn’t rocking the boat with Kiss Me Once: despite being armed this time around with a new label and a new army of writers, she still serves up familiar pop-dance beats that her fans would be familiar with. Perhaps too familiar, sigh.
I mean, Million Miles and Feels So Good are fine in their own right, but I’ve heard variations of the same tune before. Sexercize… Chocolate, anyone? The music video is pretty classy for something that hovers dangerously into softcore pornography, heh. Into the Blue has a fabulous chorus that is simply to die for, but it’s rather creepily similar to the chorus of the hit song On Top of the World by Delta Goodrem, and that song was accused of ripping off another track, sigh. Not to mention, the rest of Into the Blue seem like filler, as if everyone has expended all creative energy on the chorus with nothing left for the rest.
Still, there are some occasional delights. Les Sex is pure tongue-in-cheek and it’s fabulously camp and ditsy with some amusing comparisons of love to, er, a certain happy pill: “Take two of these and meet me in the shadows; if love’s a drug we’re higher than stilettos but you never know.” Sleeping With the Enemy is sophisticated and sultry, reminding me of those good old days when Ms Minogue was strutting with Brothers in Rhythm.
Kiss Me Once is a pretty average offering from Kylie Minogue. It’s decent, I’ve heard everything before, but at the same time, I’ve heard better from her so I’m rather disappointed.