YEE-HAW. So Kylie Minogue has gone country for her 14th album Golden. Well, kind of. The Nashville-produced record is coloured with country pastiche, but it’s akin to a city-dweller taking a weekend farm stay.
Stop Me From Falling sounds like a Dolly Parton remix thrown into a modern nightclub and A Life In Repair is weighted down in pop-country cliches and fake southern American twang.
Despite these shortcomings Minogue has produced her best vocals in years on One More Kiss and the folk-pop ballad Music’s Too Sad Without You, which features Englishman Jack Savoretti.
However, Golden’s best track, the dance-pop Raining Glitter, is when Minogue passes in her boots and jeans and returns to the stilettos and hot pants.
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