And there is something supernatural with Australia's biggest pop star. Forever young, forever beautiful and in some mysterious way only better with age. It is said that she was born in Melbourne for 42 years ago, but that must be a lie. Probably Kylie just got up from the ocean waves foam in a shell for thousands of years ago to spread love and dancefloor-friendly pop.
The latter is precisely what "Aphrodite" is packed with. Under the supervision of Stuart Price, who previously helped The Killers and Madonna, has with a bunch of producers and songwriters created perfect Kylie songs. Up-tempo songs that fit both the radio and on the club (at least in remixed form) is the goal and it sounds like they tried to repeat the success with the comeback album "Fever", the recorrd, which in 2001 threw Kylie Minogue back up the charts after many years outside the spotlight.
The music may not be the most modern and innovative you have heard and she doesn't re-invent herself. But the well produced dance pop suits Kylie and her typical flirty viskröst (even when it becomes something Smurf) as a fit ass in gold hotpants. With charm and without effort in a delightful mix of Pet Shop Boys, St. Etienne, French filter house and Dream House - exactly where you'd like to hear Kylie Minogue. Almost all the tracks on "Aphrodite" are worthy of a pop godess.