Across all 16 tracks, one thing becomes very clear - stripped of her high-end pop production, the emotional resonance of her songs has never been clearer, nor has her voice ever sounded better. For a preview of the album click here." -One2OneNetwork
My thoughts on the album is that it's not as bad as I expected it to be, nor is it as good as I wanted it to be. I am not that huge of a fan of her voice. I really thought Kylie Minogue was a one-hit wonder back in the day (1987) with "The Locomotion". Then she came out with the song "I Should Be So Lucky" in 1988 and I thought that OK, maybe she does have potential. She topped the charts for a long time with that one, I think. I didn't hear much about her again until 2001 with her son "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". Quite honestly, as much of a hit as that song was, I thought it was just plain annoying. But then again, any song can get annoying after being played for the hundredth time in a given day. So in all fairness, when I signed up to do a review of this album, I am coming from an already pretty biased background of not being a huge fan of Kylie Minogue. I realize that there's something about her voice that I just don't like. I think she's a talented woman and is considerably beautiful, I am just drawn by certain voices and styles of music.
However, if I am to focus on the songs, I do like "I Believe In You", "Confide In Me", "Where The Wild Roses Grow, "Slow", and "Never Too Late". "Flower" is probably the best song out of the whole album. I have never heard these songs before so I am trying to give my honest review based on listening to them just twice. I must confess this album didn't turn me into a new Kylie Minogue fan. It's definitely meant for a certain audience and unfortunately I'm not one of them. I am sure there is a huge fan base out there that will appreciate this album a lot more than I did. :)
*This is a review post from One2One Network. I was provided with a copy of the album and I am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated are my own.