Thoughts on Kylie Minogue’s latest, ‘Kiss Me Once’


Having reviewed pretty much every Kylie release since I entered college (and she made her big U.S. return), I feel obligated, having chewed on “Kiss Me Once” since its release, to say something about it.  My initial reaction, carried through from the album preview I posted here a few weeks back, wasn’t that great, and I still can’t say I’m quite as enthused about this as her previous efforts. Continue reading

Sounds of the Seventies: Pharrell Williams edition


Last year, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk unleashed a surprising left turn with the instrumentally-driven disco number “Get Lucky.” It was a great return for both Daft Punk and Pharrell, who had been quiet for awhile leading up to it.

Pharrell’s career, meanwhile, has rebounded thanks to the song, with “Happy” now making the rounds.  But it’s a second collaboration between Daft Punk and Pharrell that’s got my ears perked. Continue reading