All this talk about Kylie learning to engineer her own vocals when there is at least one moment in each song that feels like a takeout knife being dragged across sunburnt flesh…
Finished my second listen. Most of the songs are great - even the ones that didn’t do much for me on the first play.
That being said, I definitely think the album will sound much better if the songs were arranged differently. I know many won’t agree with me on this. There were points on the album where I felt like I needed a breather.
I’ll listen to the songs on shuffle for a while and try to figure out a track order that will help me enjoy this album more.
I own disco records from the 70s and 80s and she is correct. I am glad you both like it.The album is really a triumph. I've sat with it for about half a day and revisiting it and the songs I weren't keen on (Monday, Celebrate You) have really clicked with me.
I don't think there is a stronger album from Kylie in terms of quality, production, sound, diversity yet cohesion. And my Mum tells me it sounds just like her disco records from the 70s and 80s.
Not Miss Minogue forcing me to log in after 2 years of saying nothing because of Celebrate You.
I have never been very active on this forum because English is not my native language, but for one reason or another I just wanted to share this post.
I was worried when Kylie announced Disco it would be too cheesy, but look at me loving one of the campiest songs of the album the most.
Celebrate You is pure Kylie joy distilled in one track for me and it is hitting hard as I am finding it though navigating the current pandemic and a struggling relationship at the same time.
This song has made 2020 worthwhile again for me and made me look at things in a positive way again.
After going through a couple of hard months, I can only say the warmth of the song has filled me with joy and I am grateful for this track.
I am not sure why, but this song makes me emotional.
I have been a long time fan of hers and not all of her albums have been a home run, but Disco is doing it for me.
I guess that is it for me, hope everyone is enjoying the album and see you again for the next album release!
After two spins and multiple listens on shuffle, I think the album flows quite nicely in this order for me:
01 - Magic - 10/10 - Don't know why I love it more each time I listen to it, but it's such a good song
02 - I Love It - 10/10 - That pure joy that Kylie delivers is overflowing here. Some might dislike its saccharine excess, but I love it!
03 - Miss A Thing - 10/10 - This is SO Jessie Ware! I can easily imagine her vocals on this song. But Kylie does an excellent job with it too!
04 - Last Chance - 8/10 - I think I said it's like A*Teens doing ABBA, and I stand by that. It isn't a bad thing though!
05 - Fine Wine - 10/10 - Cheesy, camp, kitsch - check, check and check. Still, it's pure joy!
06 - Celebrate You - 7/10 - Nice little mid-tempo that cleanses the palette. If I have to nitpick, there are one too many "Mary"s in the song!
07 - Real Groove - 8/10 - Very Dua Lipa. This one sounded better on the first listen than it does now. She sounds a little bored on this, no?
08 - Dance Floor Darling - 9/10 - It loses one point for not letting that manic bit at the end go on for at least 30 seconds longer.
09 - Supernova - 9/10 - Dannii should have recorded this - its very her! Still, what a banger! Kylie does it justice too.
10 - Till You Love Somebody - 6.5/10 - Pleasant funk-inspired number that acts as a good palette cleanser.
11 - Say Something - 10/10 - It's definitely in the wrong place on the album. I can see why Kylie loves this song - it's brilliant!
12 - Hey Lonely - 6/10 - This one's a cute little bop.
13 - Monday Blues - 10/10 - Another one that did a 180 on me. I fucking love it now! Emma (circa Free Me era) would kill for this song.
14 - Where Does The DJ Go? - 7/10 - This is shamelessly disco, very Boney M. And that is perfectly fine! Great tune.
15 - Unstoppable - 6/10 - Harmless tune, it'll suffer skips if it is placed elsewhere on the tracklist.
16 - Spotlight - 6/10 - Honestly, I don't know where to place this song just yet, so it's sitting at the end. It's a decent song, and that's about it.