If you thought that Kylie Minogue might pick up an acoustic guitar and share her most intimate feelings on her first album since beating breast cancer, think again. X, her 10th studio disc (which came out overseas last November), finds Minogue doing the same kind of mindless, fizzy dance-pop that fans have come to expect. While failing to bring the type of sonic reinvention to the genre that Madonna has, Minogue still delivers on guilty pleasures like the shimmery single "All I See," the pulsating, synth-driven "The One" and the deliriously giddy "Wow." Perhaps she's better off sticking with her bread and butter: "Cosmic," the lone ballad, falls flat.
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