Kylie Minogue

That's a very subjective standard though. I think Kylie's lyrics have "character" that is very much her own brand of pop. And I love the "low hanging fruit" that is Disco.

I realize it's subjective. I can only speak for myself when I come for Disco's lyrics. At this point in my life, I have less and less patience for lazy pen games, especially to this magnitude, but I certainly understand why somebody would like these songs. They certainly sound good.
 
Biff songs
Disco: Say Something, I love it, A second to midnight
Golden: One last kiss, Shelby 68
Kylie Christmas: Oh Santa, 100 Degrees
KylieX2008: Ruffle my feathers
X: In my arms, The one, Stars, I don't know what it is
Body Language: Loving days
Fever: Love at first sight, In your eyes, Love affair, Boy
Light years: Please stay, Light years, Under the influence of love (producer only, not songwriter)
Bsides: B.P.M., City Games, Randezvous at sunset
Unreleased: 24 hours, Attention seeker, Colour my life, Don't go away, Everything, Fall for you, Had me on hello, Love is, One to one, Sexual gold, Simple boy, Right here, right now (2007), Extra ordinary day/Tabropane
Def missing some, but if you look at it, there are A LOT of great tracks, you can def make a great album with them!
What I really like is the diversity: ballads and dance tracks!
 
For me, silly and fun can only really be sustained when there is some element of cleverness or wit present. These lines are ripped straight out of the book of cliches almost verbatim. That, for me, is the problem. Too often, "silly and fun" is an excuse for artists to not do anything remotely interesting with the English language.

And for those who think that I'm being harsh, I come at everybody's lyrics, including Madonna's (though Madonna is more guilty of being lazy about politics and issues in her lyrics, which in some ways in worse because the stakes are higher). I'm getting tired of the pop girl (and pop boy; they are actually worse about it) tendency in general to not dig deeper, think deeper even when they are in a mood for lightweight pop. It's possible to go for light lyrics but and put that extra time in to add in some wittiness.
Not to be rude, but I really think this sounds like more of a you issue than a Kylie issue. She's not trying to be witty, it's not her style.
 
Not to be rude, but I really think this sounds like more of a you issue than a Kylie issue. She's not trying to be witty, it's not her style.
I'm kinda with Raichu on this one. As much fun as Disco is, it lacks ambition in some areas, and the lyrics are certainly a big part of it.
Saying wit is not her style feels kind of disingenuous to Kylie. Her very last album before Disco managed to have lyrics that dug just a little deeper without feeling overburdened or forced. And she herself did fun and frivolous so much more creatively back with Light Years. We had frangipani trees, popstars on the moon, being useless at scrabble. Now we get her listing the days of the week.

Of course a song with trite lyrics can still be great, but some beautiful lines can easily push it to another level. So why not strive for that?
 
I'm kinda with Raichu on this one. As much fun as Disco is, it lacks ambition in some areas, and the lyrics are certainly a big part of it.
For better or worse, I think the shallowness of some of Disco’s lyrics were a conscious decision. Kylie touched upon it briefly in one of the interviews at the time.
There's other songs on the album [where] really it's like, we're just having a good time. There's really no storyline other than "this is the dance we're doing." I'm not afraid to do that.
 
Oh my god, everybody really needs to move on from this discussion but also this line in this song especially. It's literally in a song called Monday Blues and about how she's looking forward to the weekend again. Not every song needs to be a literary masterpiece with her digging out a thesaurus for every word.

Exactly this!
 
Yeah I’m not a fan of Monday Blues particularly, but people need to move past that particular lyric. Charli XCX had exactly the same lyric on her last album and literally nobody has commented on it (rightfully so!).
 
Oh my god, everybody really needs to move on from this discussion but also this line in this song especially. It's literally in a song called Monday Blues and about how she's looking forward to the weekend again. Not every song needs to be a literary masterpiece with her digging out a thesaurus for every word.
I think this is disregarding some nuance in the discussion. I am not looking for literary masterpieces, I never said so and I think my post made perfectly clear what it is I'm looking for. I simply feel my favourite popstar is lacking some creativity in her lyrics on her last album – not that she owes me anything, and it's perfectly fine that many people on here don't share this viewpoint.
So far the issue has been discussed without calling the album shit or attacking anyone. And this is a forum to discuss pop music. So I think the discussion is perfectly valid?!

People need to remember that DISCO was put together during the peak of a pandemic, after the more reflective Golden Kylie wanted an album that was more light and fun but had heart, and I think she more than succeeded.
And I agree with this!
 
Oh my god, everybody really needs to move on from this discussion but also this line in this song especially. It's literally in a song called Monday Blues and about how she's looking forward to the weekend again. Not every song needs to be a literary masterpiece with her digging out a thesaurus for every word.

I don’t get why a small number of people (person) need to pop shame people who enjoy Disco.

After being somewhat disappointed with Golden I really needed something like Disco from Kylie. And the success of the album shows I’m not alone.
 
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