ALBUM OF THE WEEK: 'Disco' Will Go Down As One Of Kylie's Best Albums

6 November 2020 | 11:03 am | The Music Team

There's a tonne of new music released every Friday and wading through it to find your next favourite album is an almost impossible task. 'The Music' team get it and we're here to help, bringing you our Album Of The Week each Friday. Here's why Kylie Minogue’s ‘Disco’ is this week's pick.

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The word 'incomparable' gets bandied about a lot but when thinking about Kylie Minogue it feels just right. 

32 years on from the release of her debut solo album (1988's Kylie) comes Disco, an album that does pretty much what it says on the packet and brings with it a whole lot of joy. 

The heartbreak that shaped 2018's ARIA Chart #1 album Golden is gone and replaced with an upbeat, hopeful energy that feels like exactly what we need to close out 2020. 

"Give me the lasers, give me the lights, give me the floor that lights up, and just play. Play, don't stop. Eternal. Infinite…" said Minogue of embracing disco music when speaking to Zane Lowe recently. 

"Some of the best disco as we know, is really sad. And it's dressed in sequins, and it's lit with coloured lights. And of course, disco's history is rooted in the need and desire to have a place to express yourself and be yourself without judgment or not be yourself, whichever way you're inclined. And I think Studio 54, it will forever be a source of inspiration for so many people. Creating their own worlds."

Disco will go down as one of Minogue's best. 

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What we're saying...

Review by Guido Farnell. Read the full review here.

"Kylie Minogue’s back with an album called Disco, which is everything the title suggests. Much like Fever and Light Years, this album finds Minogue and her collaborators spinning carefree synth pop vibes that bounce to throbbing disco house. Rather than letting lockdown get her down, Minogue learned how to record her vocals in isolation and work online with her collaborators...

"Disco is for those of us not averse to doing the Loco-Motion in the living room and imagining they are bumping and grinding down at Studio 54. Refusing to let these difficult times become depressing, Minogue’s message of losing yourself in music, love and the good times is instantly uplifting.

"...Minogue effortlessly connects generations of disco dancers with this album. Magic works a charm as it innocently celebrates falling in love on the dancefloor without worrying about what may follow tomorrow... Singing "dance through the darkness" on I Love It, Minogue delivers a simple message of hope on an album that provides non-stop dancefloor kicks."

Listen to Disco below.