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post Apr 6 2019, 02:12 PM
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1 year today that Golden was released!
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post Apr 6 2019, 04:40 PM
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Canít believe that! Still love the album!
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post Apr 6 2019, 05:30 PM
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What an era!

I still remember the day it was released, we had a staff away day at a hotel in London (training about GDPR, no less) and I eagerly rushed away at the end to buy my copy of Golden!
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post Apr 6 2019, 07:15 PM
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Wow has it been a year already, its just flown by and this album is just BLOODY FANTASTIC!!!. I've grown up with Kylie all my life, from a young child to adulthood and she's always played an important part in my life, her music, her charisma, her everything just always spoke to me and she is an incredible force to be reckoned with. She's always been my favourite artist of all-time and have always felt an connection with her music and I hope she goes on forever, or at least for the rest of my life.

I think 'Golden' has done wonderfully for her and was something that was needed career and artistic wise. After the damage that was done with 'KMO', this put her back on top and when I heard that she was doing Country/Pop, I like a lot of people had doubts, but when 'Dancing' came out, I was thankfully proved wrong and then the album came out and thought YES, SHE'S BACK. Kylie took a big risk and it paid off, and if this didn't work and performed worse than 'KMO', then I doubt her career would have recovered and she would have retreated for several more years. This did a lot of damage control and has put her in a good place career wise and think her next project will be even bigger. Hopefully she'll do an all out Disco album and it will be incredible.

These are my views on each track on 'Golden' =

Dancing - A great choice for the lead single, a foot tapping country infused pop anthem that really sets the tone for what's to come and definitely one of those many Kylie moments at where she redefines pop music, and even this far into her career, she can still do it. A brilliant track that I still go back to regularly. A firm Kylie classic in her discography that's already littered with them. This is definitely the best thing she's done in years and just an amazing comeback.

Stop Me From Falling - It didn't quite hit me straight away, but this song has a way growing on you and quickly loving it. Follows on perfectly from track 1 with its lively and killer chorus, along with some fantastic keyboard vocals. The song has an even more Country twang to it and the Latin remix with Gente De Zona adds even more flavour to it, giving that something extra that makes it really pop. Plus that music video (the 2nd one) is just incredible and makes this the perfect follow up single.

Golden - The title track and finally for the first time in her career she's finally released one as a single. I love the Country Western yodelling at the start, then quickly firing in with some infectious verses and choruses along with its organic production and some fantastic guitars, this is a great track and like many on this a standout moment.

A Lifetime To Repair - The country theme continues with this barnyard hoedown complete with banjo and finger clicking but still has that classic Kylie pop sound to it. Would have loved a proper music video to this with a comical country theme with a storyline, Kylie getting her heart broken and then taking revenge on her lover with some mad-cap antics that could follow the lyrics of the song. A missed opportunity there I think. The live performances is where this song gets to really shine with its more upbeat production and acoustic guitars. Still a great track though.

Sincerely Yours - The tone comes down with this sweet light pop ballad that's an open love letter to her fans with some beautiful strings and anthemic hooks. This will be a welcome addition to any of her tours, these some wonderful vocals on show here and fantastic lyrics stating simply that she loves us dearly - I hope this doesn't mean she's leaving us.

One Last Kiss - Well every album has them, that one dud that doesn't quite live up to the standard. Not a terrible song by any means, its inoffensive enough with a nice rhythm and good guitar riffs. Definitely belongs on the album and nothing more.

Live A Little - Thankfully things pick up with an almighty BANG, its another hoedown with lots of clapping and then the killer chorus comes in which really POPS. Why wasn't this included on the setlist of her wonderful tour, surely we deserve a live performance of this little gem.

Shelby '68 - A bit of a puzzling song where Kylie sings about her father's car, but it works with every listen, it really burns deep into the soul and demonstrates even more of Kylie's ability to write and sing a downtempo song that not many people would expect from her. A really nice listen.

Radio On - Another beautiful and tender moment with its stripped back production that shows the many layers of not only Kylie herself but what the album has to offer. The acoustic guitars and violins works perfectly with Kylie's vocals and the song itself and for anyone who says her ballads aren't all that great, then check this little beauty out and also the live performances is where this really shines. Its country easy listening at its finest.

Love - The pace picks up with this nice little number where Kylie talks about the effects of love and previous breakups, which really tells a story, simple but quite effective, not one of the strongest tracks on the album, but still good enough to enjoy.

Raining Glitter - Disco Kylie at its absolute finest, definitely one of the BEST tracks on this album and WHY wasn't this a single. Well anyway its Pop/Dance/Disco/Country all perfectly fused together into this almighty force of an anthem, just an all out fun and fantastic experience and could this be a hint of where Kylie's going next...mmm maybe.

Music's Too Sad Without You - A nice mature way to end the standard edition of the album, its a gorgeous and sumptuous duet with the wonderfully talented Jack Savoretti his gravely voice against Kylieís sad yet amazing vocal are a perfect combination. With such lush and beautiful production and just everything about this country tinged ballad works perfectly, Everything just comes together like magic.

Lost Without You - WOW just OMG wow, why this was only a bonus track is beyond me, yeah okay this doesn't really have that Country sound the rest of the album has, but you gotta admit this is just incredible with Kylie's powerful vocals and electric guitars laden amazing number from beginning to end. Glad this got its time to shine on tour as its magnificent.

Every Little Part Of Me - The outstanding bonus tracks continue with this up-tempo number with some nice high-pitched vocals by Kylie. There's a really nice melody going on here that's more Pop than Country.

Rollin' - The Country comes back which sounds like a mirrored version of 'Dancing' (maybe that's why it was the B-Side). It's okay but definitely belongs as a bonus track.

Low Blow - A bit of an odd ending to the album, doesn't really fit the theme of the album and a total dud, definitely the worst this album has to offer, but considering its just a bonus track it doesn't really offend me all that much, I suppose its catchy enough. But leaving this aside 'Golden' is incredible.


After all these years in the business Kylie can still surprise us, and even more so with this glorious collection of some of her finest work. It was something that Kylie needed to do and she's done it with such style and grace and can't wait to see what she does next.

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post Apr 6 2019, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE(SamJudd @ Apr 6 2019, 08:15 PM) *
Wow has it been a year already, its just flown by and this album is just BLOODY FANTASTIC!!!. I've grown up with Kylie all my life, from a young child to adulthood and she's always played an important part in my life, her music, her charisma, her everything just always spoke to me and she is an incredible force to be reckoned with. She's always been my favourite artist of all-time and have always felt an connection with her music and I hope she goes on forever, or at least for the rest of my life.

I think 'Golden' has done wonderfully for her and was something that was needed career and artistic wise. After the damage that was done with 'KMO', this put her back on top and when I heard that she was doing Country/Pop, I like a lot of people had doubts, but when 'Dancing' came out, I was thankfully proved wrong and then the album came out and thought YES, SHE'S BACK. Kylie took a big risk and it paid off, and if this didn't work and performed worse than 'KMO', then I doubt her career would have recovered and she would have retreated for several more years. This did a lot of damage control and has put her in a good place career wise and think her next project will be even bigger. Hopefully she'll do an all out Disco album and it will be incredible.

These are my views on each track on 'Golden' =

Dancing - A great choice for the lead single, a foot tapping country infused pop anthem that really sets the tone for what's to come and definitely one of those many Kylie moments at where she redefines pop music, and even this far into her career, she can still do it. A brilliant track that I still go back to regularly. A firm Kylie classic in her discography that's already littered with them. This is definitely the best thing she's done in years and just an amazing comeback.

Stop Me From Falling - It didn't quite hit me straight away, but this song has a way growing on you and quickly loving it. Follows on perfectly from track 1 with its lively and killer chorus, along with some fantastic keyboard vocals. The song has an even more Country twang to it and the Latin remix with Gente De Zona adds even more flavour to it, giving that something extra that makes it really pop. Plus that music video (the 2nd one) is just incredible and makes this the perfect follow up single.

Golden - The title track and finally for the first time in her career she's finally released one as a single. I love the Country Western yodelling at the start, then quickly firing in with some infectious verses and choruses along with its organic production and some fantastic guitars, this is a great track and like many on this a standout moment.

A Lifetime To Repair - The country theme continues with this barnyard hoedown complete with banjo and finger clicking but still has that classic Kylie pop sound to it. Would have loved a proper music video to this with a comical country theme with a storyline, Kylie getting her heart broken and then taking revenge on her lover with some mad-cap antics that could follow the lyrics of the song. A missed opportunity there I think. The live performances is where this song gets to really shine with its more upbeat production and acoustic guitars. Still a great track though.

Sincerely Yours - The tone comes down with this sweet light pop ballad that's an open love letter to her fans with some beautiful strings and anthemic hooks. This will be a welcome addition to any of her tours, these some wonderful vocals on show here and fantastic lyrics stating simply that she loves us dearly - I hope this doesn't mean she's leaving us.

One Last Kiss - Well every album has them, that one dud that doesn't quite live up to the standard. Not a terrible song by any means, its inoffensive enough with a nice rhythm and good guitar riffs. Definitely belongs on the album and nothing more.

Live A Little - Thankfully things pick up with an almighty BANG, its another hoedown with lots of clapping and then the killer chorus comes in which really POPS. Why wasn't this included on the setlist of her wonderful tour, surely we deserve a live performance of this little gem.

Shelby '68 - A bit of a puzzling song where Kylie sings about her father's car, but it works with every listen, it really burns deep into the soul and demonstrates even more of Kylie's ability to write and sing a downtempo song that not many people would expect from her. A really nice listen.

Radio On - Another beautiful and tender moment with its stripped back production that shows the many layers of not only Kylie herself but what the album has to offer. The acoustic guitars and violins works perfectly with Kylie's vocals and the song itself and for anyone who says her ballads aren't all that great, then check this little beauty out and also the live performances is where this really shines. Its country easy listening at its finest.

Love - The pace picks up with this nice little number where Kylie talks about the effects of love and previous breakups, which really tells a story, simple but quite effective, not one of the strongest tracks on the album, but still good enough to enjoy.

Raining Glitter - Disco Kylie at its absolute finest, definitely one of the BEST tracks on this album and WHY wasn't this a single. Well anyway its Pop/Dance/Disco/Country all perfectly fused together into this almighty force of an anthem, just an all out fun and fantastic experience and could this be a hint of where Kylie's going next...mmm maybe.

Music's Too Sad Without You - A nice mature way to end the standard edition of the album, its a gorgeous and sumptuous duet with the wonderfully talented Jack Savoretti his gravely voice against Kylieís sad yet amazing vocal are a perfect combination. With such lush and beautiful production and just everything about this country tinged ballad works perfectly, Everything just comes together like magic.

Lost Without You - WOW just OMG wow, why this was only a bonus track is beyond me, yeah okay this doesn't really have that Country sound the rest of the album has, but you gotta admit this is just incredible with Kylie's powerful vocals and electric guitars laden amazing number from beginning to end. Glad this got its time to shine on tour as its magnificent.

Every Little Part Of Me - The outstanding bonus tracks continue with this up-tempo number with some nice high-pitched vocals by Kylie. There's a really nice melody going on here that's more Pop than Country.

Rollin' - The Country comes back which sounds like a mirrored version of 'Dancing' (maybe that's why it was the B-Side). It's okay but definitely belongs as a bonus track.

Low Blow - A bit of an odd ending to the album, doesn't really fit the theme of the album and a total dud, definitely the worst this album has to offer, but considering its just a bonus track it doesn't really offend me all that much, I suppose its catchy enough. But leaving this aside 'Golden' is incredible.
After all these years in the business Kylie can still surprise us, and even more so with this glorious collection of some of her finest work. It was something that Kylie needed to do and she's done it with such style and grace and can't wait to see what she does next.

Finger Crossed XXXX for that DISCO album dance.gif


Fantastic review as always and I agree with most of what you say except for your views on Raining Glitter sick2.gif and Low Blow cheer.gif
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post Apr 6 2019, 09:00 PM
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A year on and I'm still very happy with golden. Dancing and musics too sad without you are the 2 songs that I will take from this era that I know will be on my playlists for many years to come. Golden is the song that grew on me the most as initially it was one of the weakest but is now in my top 5 off the album. I think if golden was released at a time when kylie was more popular the album would have been huge but in today's world it done great. It really helped increase interest in kylie and I think the label manager the campaign well.
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Such an incredible time to be a Kylie fan and see the success of the album.

I was certain it wouldnít go to #1 (Not helped by the Buzzjack predictions of it being a 2-18-53-71-98 kinda album). This whole era really helped set in stone what a national treasure Kylie is with a huge legacy which will only be geared up bu Glastonbury.
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post Apr 8 2019, 04:21 PM
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The chart run really was a surprise as i didnt think the album would stay around for nearly as long as it did and it was great seeing it among her best album chart runs. I think many expected it to plummet on week 2 and thankfully it never happened. It was such a great reversal of fortunes after Kiss Me Once.
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post Apr 8 2019, 05:01 PM
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New music to be announced on Friday smile.gif
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post Apr 8 2019, 06:11 PM
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Are you serious?
I really hope it is even if it is just the announcement of a new Greatest hits with 1 or 2 new tracks.
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QUOTE(Mullo @ Apr 8 2019, 06:01 PM) *
New music to be announced on Friday smile.gif


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post Apr 15 2019, 12:07 PM
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When kylie does the summer shows I wonder will golden make a chart return.
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post Apr 15 2019, 01:20 PM
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I believe it will unless a new Greatest Hits is released which would absorb the largest amount of sales and benefit the most.
If the new Greatest Hits gets a release, i wonder how many singles from Golden will make the track listing.
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QUOTE(Feel_The_Fever @ Apr 15 2019, 01:07 PM) *
When kylie does the summer shows I wonder will golden make a chart return.


Hopefully itíll spark interest in Golden - would love to see it return to the charts for a few weeks.
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post Apr 15 2019, 06:42 PM
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A few weeks would be wonderful but even 1 week would also be great.
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Iím interested to see how Golden will stand up against Madonnaís latest effort. I already like the artwork better on Golden. I havenít liked much of Madonnaís music since Confessions album.
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I think Madonna will perform fairly similarily to Kylie with the new album.
Madonna will most likely target the multiple release buyers as did Kylie.
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I donít think Madonna will do as well as Kylie. I think she will struggle!
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I don't believe Madonna's last studio album reached Gold but i am not certain.
That said, Kiss Me Once failed to make gold for Kylie and Golden turned that around and has almost sold double of Kiss Me Once.
For Madonna, the same is possible if there is a good campaign behind the album in addition to music people will connect with.
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Madonna should easily manage another number 1 album if nothing else.
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