Kylie* ‎– Kiss Me Once

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1 Into The Blue
Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer [Vocals], Backing Vocals – Kelly 'Madame Buttons' Sheehan*Producer, Programmed By – Mike Del RioProgrammed By [Additional] – Marco LisboaWritten-By – J. Kash (Jacob Kasher Hindlin)*, Kelly 'Madame Buttons' Sheehan*, Mike Del Rio
4:08
2 Million Miles
Backing Vocals – Chelcee GrimesEngineer [Vocal Engineered By] – Joe KearnsGuitar – Daniel DavidsenInstruments [All Other] – Peter WallevikManagement [Daniel Davidsen, Peter Wallevik & Cutfather] – XL Talent LLP*Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraPercussion – Mich HansenProducer – Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen, Peter WallevikWritten-By – Chelcee Grimes, Daniel Davidsen, Mich Hansen, Peter Wallevik
3:28
3 I Was Gonna Cancel
Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer [Vocals] – Kelly 'Madame Buttons' Sheehan*Written-By, Producer – Pharrell Williams
3:32
4 Sexy Love
Backing Vocals – Autumn Rowe, Wayne HectorBass [Additional] – Oliver McEwanEngineer [Vocal Engineered By] – Joe KearnsGuitar, Bass – Daniel DavidsenInstruments [All Other] – Peter WallevikManagement [Daniel Davidsen, Peter Wallevik & Cutfather] – XL Talent LLP*Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraPercussion – Eliel Lazo, Johny Sårde, Mich HansenProducer – Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen, Peter WallevikWritten-By – Autumn Rowe, Daniel Davidsen, Mich Hansen, Peter Wallevik, Wayne Hector
3:31
5 Sexercize
Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer – The Monsters & StrangerzProducer [Vocals], Vocals [Additional] – Kelly 'Madame Buttons' Sheehan*Written-By – Clarence Coffee*, Jordan Johnson (2), Marcus Lomax, Nella Tahriri, Sia, Stefan Johnson
2:47
6 Feels So Good
Backing Vocals – T. Aspaul*Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer [Vocals] – MNEK, Wayne WilkinsProducer, Drums – MNEKWritten-By – T. Aspaul*
3:37
7 If Only
Keyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Tommy King (5)Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer – Ariel RechtshaidWritten-By – Ariel Rechtshaid, Daniel Nigro*, Justin Raisen
3:21
8 Les Sex
Mastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer – Goodwill (4), JD Walker, MGI (2)Written-By – Amanda Warner, Henri Lanz, Joshua 'J.D.' Walker*, Peter Wade Keusch, William Rappaport*
3:47
9 Kiss Me Once
Engineer – Rob KleinerGuitar – Erick SernaMastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Programmed By – Jesse ShatkinWritten-By – Sia
3:17
10 Beautiful
Co-producer – Alex Smith (7)Featuring – Enrique IglesiasGuitar – Sam PrestonKeyboards, Programmed By – Alex Smith (7), Mark TaylorMastered By – Aya Merrill, Tom CoyneMixed By, Recorded By – Ren SwanPiano – Andy Wallace (6)Producer – Mark TaylorRecorded By [Vocals] – Carlos PaucarWritten-By – Alex Smith (7), Enrique Iglesias, Mark Taylor, Samuel Preston*
3:24
11 Fine
Backing Vocals – Karen PooleMastered By – Geoff PescheMixed By – Phil TanMixed By [Assistant] – Daniela RiveraProducer, Recorded By – Chris LocoWritten-By – Chris Loco, Karen Poole, Kylie Minogue
3:36

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℗2014 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group company. Except for 10 ℗2014 Universal International Music B.V. ©2014 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group company.
Made in the E.U.

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Kylie
Features the singles Into the Blue & Beautiful
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  • Matrix / Runout: 0825646328079-01 AE42763-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L574
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2564-63280-7, 2564632807 Kylie* Kiss Me Once(CD, Album) Parlophone, Warner Music Group, Parlophone, Warner Music Group 2564-63280-7, 2564632807 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
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none Kylie Minogue = カイリー・ミノーグ* Kylie Minogue = カイリー・ミノーグ* - Kiss Me Once(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Parlophone none Japan 2014

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IanPhillips1979

IanPhillips1979

May 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

While 'Kiss Me Once' is not nearly as consistent as her last contemporary project 'Aphrodite' it still serves as a solid and (mostly) entertaining album. Now I have to admit that it did take a few listens to grow on me, which is quite unusual for a Kylie album as usually it hooks me straight away. As is often the case, some of the tracks are better than others. While I do actually like 'Into The Blue', I remember being slightly disappointed when hearing it as the premier single from the project. I find it to be quite typical of her sound, whereas the second single, 'I Was Gonna Cancel' (her collaborative effort with Pharrell) is far better and grabs you immediately. Some may beg to differ, of course, as the single drew a mixed response from both critics and fans, but I love it and for me it's one of the major highlights. The instrumental has a lot of repetition which I find makes it an even more mesmerising effect, and there's several great hooks in its favour.

It's true to say that 'Into The Blue' does bear similarities to 'All The Lovers', which many critics picked up on. It's easy to see why it became the first release culled from the project, but the thing is it didn't really bring any surprises. Part of why Kylie's remained so successful in the last few decades is her ability to pull something new out the bag with each and every release. However, you could also argue that Kylie is retaining her classic, signature style here as she stamps her mark all over it. With a lush combination of synthesizers, swirling strings and tinkling keyboards, the lyrics speak of independence, being free and happy. Penned by Kelly Sheehan, Jacob Kasher and Mike Del Rio, the song was greeted with a mostly positive reception from critics, although commercially it wasn't nearly the big hit everyone had anticipated which was a crying shame. In Australia it was her first lead single to ever miss the top forty, crawling to just #46. It did significantly better in the UK where it debuted at its peak position #12 before plummeting down the charts. Although not getting anywhere near the mainstream in America, it still wangled a top forty position on the Billboard Dance Chart.

The thumping, pumping bass on 'Million Miles' is additionally packed with an equally infectious arrangement, making this seem like ideal single fodder; it sounds like a sure-fire hit. Written by Chelcee Grimes, Daniel Davidsen, Peter Wallervik,and Mitch Hansen, 'Million Miles' is the perfect track to follow the album's opener, and as one critic aptly described: "'Million Miles' is this album's 'Get Outta My Way' from Aphrodite". Much the same could be said for the slick and sassy 'Sexy Love', which bares a contagious hook, complete with some rather tongue-in-cheek lyrics: "You look so sexy, so sexy, in my head/You look so sexy, so sexy, in my bed." 'Sexercize' seemed a little contrived when I first heard it, yet it's grown on me since. I found it rather silly and all seemed a little too forced an effort on my first listen, as though Kylie was trying too hard to fit in with her younger contemporaries. But I'm glad to say after a few spins I've grown to really like it. With production courtesy of The Monsters & The Strangerz, 'Sexercize' breezes along a wave of synthesizers, the tone light and airy and Kylie's voice keeps things sweet and what could otherwise be seen as a rather tacky number. Thankfully, Kylie's unique qualities is actually able to make you overlook the simplistic lyrics.

The mood gradually mellows on the R&B-flavoured and dream-like 'Feels So Good'. Written by Tom Aspaul and produced by MNEK-Wayne Wilkins, it's even lighter in tone than 'Sexercize', Kylie's customary sweetness elevating it as a great album track. 'If Only' sure packs a wallop, but somehow it seems a little less effective than some of the other tracks. Not to say it's bad in any way, as it most definitely isn't, but I can't help concluding it's a little bit over-produced but hey ho this is just my own humble opinion. The stomping 'Les Sex' is another major highlight and I think this also would have made the perfect first single. Lyrically, it speaks of, well...errr sex...again. Yet it's such a well-produced, unpretentious piece of dance-pop, the silliness of the lyrics is something you can once again over-look as it's delivered in such a playful and quirky way. Slick and sultry yet there's a lot of energy, the calmer verses making way for a sharp, catchy hook of a chorus.

The title-track seems like an affectionate throw-back to her late 80s era, only she has blossomed since those days and 'Kiss Me Once' holds much more fire and flair. It serves as a welcome inclusion and a nice nod to the past. 'Beautiful', her duet with Enrique Iglesias, is far from being the best track although is certainly not as bad as some critics made it out to be. There actually is good vocal chemistry that shines through between the two even if the lyrics do verge on a hefty overdose of pure schmaltz. Working far better , though, is the final affair of the project, 'Fine', another simple yet irresistible dance-pop confection which Kylie has always had such an uncanny knack for.

All in all, it's a worthwhile album and essential to any Kylie fan. Some may quibble about some of the American-style sounds that flow through the entire project, but personally speaking I don't find this to be a distraction; it's all in the eye of the beholder, as they say. I do hope we get to hear more of her actual singing on her next album, as there's a lot of auto-tuning going on here but this is obviously to fit in with the style of music on offer here and it most certainly makes for a nice, effective touch. Still, that's hardly anything new with a Kylie album but she has already proved that even though she may have a limited vocal range, she can definitely use it to great effect on the right material and that is something Kylie has always had an uncanny knack for - picking the right, winning material, hence her longevity.

Four Stars out of Five
Ian Phillips
luchoalvarez

luchoalvarez

March 20, 2016
Deffo one of her weakest albums in many years. I got the simple version just to complete my collection.
holypriest

holypriest

June 1, 2014
once of the worst (EQ/mix) sounding albums I have heard in a while.