MusicNovember 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

Album Review: Kylie Minogue – “The Abbey Road Sessions”

Though Halloween is over, Kylie Minogue’s saccharine album “The Abbey Road Sessions” certainly has the capacity to induce a sugar coma. Produced at the Abbey Road Studio as its title suggests, Minogue’s new album reworks many of the hits from her 25–year career, like  “On a Night Like This” and “I Should Be So Lucky.” Swapping disco beats for a full orchestra, the album contains too much melodramatic crooning, but it certainly has a few moments of convincing introspection, too. The simple and contemplative “Better the Devil You Know”— which relies on piano and vocal accompaniments rather than a full orchestra — provides a reprieve from many of the overblown songs on the album. “The Abbey Road Sessions” is definitely a niche album that targets Minogue’s existing fan base. While it successfully reinvents Minogue’s older pieces for a more mature audience, you can’t help but come away feeling sticky from all of the syrupy songs.

2/5 Stars

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By Steven Sisk on November 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

I see you have no comments, because this is a terribly written review. You need to listen to the album again.

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