Kylie Minogue: All The Lovers (Single Review)

by Bradley Stern

To no one’s surprise in particular, Kylie Minogue‘s kick-off single from her upcoming studio release, Aphrodite, is a work of art.

Less of a departure from Kylie’s previous style and more of an embracing of her true disco diva “essence,” the Stuart Price-produced, Kish Mauve-penned track (the same group responsible for the lead single of X, “2 Hearts”) takes us back to the days of 2005’s euphoric “I Believe In You,” complete with lush electronic instrumentation and soaring vocals.

It’s perhaps one of Kylie’s most whisper-y numbers since “Slow” or “Fragile,” as she all-but-breathes her loving coos to us: “Breathe,” she commands in a near whisper, “I know you find it hard, but baby, breathe.” Chills all around.

“All The Lovers” is a bit too beautiful to dance along with, yet far too lush to be sitting there crying on the dance floor.

It’s a sing-along track, it’s sad disco, it’s everything you’ve been waiting for.


  • Tillology

    Stuart Price can do no wrong

  • http://www.facebook.com/activeurbanity Anthony

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, ive been listening since 2am :)

  • http://artfulmichael.tumblr.com/ Michael

    Stuart Price is a genius.

  • RJ

    Perfection indeed.

  • In The Know

    This is an overindulgent structure all over the place mess, that is so far removed from the hit-making of “Spinning Around” that it actually hurts.
    Stuart Price has done wrong, he’s auto-tuned K’s voice. She is too big to be following trends, and needs to remove herself from the ever shrinking brain-trust at Wrights Lane, drop the girlfriend act with sleazo Perez Hilton, hire Nile Rodgers and get back to work making real hit songs. This is far from perfection and I can’t understand why Terry would let this fly. It will be a guarantee financial success, but she can do much better.

  • J

    If anyone else released this it would flop – just because it’s Kylie people rave – it’s distinctly average if not complete rubbish.

  • Ernesto

    Sounds GREAT, perfect..for me too.
    Here posted some advance of REMIXES


  • Damien

    I don’t think In the know (how ironic) knows what autotune is.. Price reworked te whole thing so the songs are about Kylie and her voice, as pure as possible, and you hear autotune in this track? She hasn’t sound this ‘clean’ in ages… and the song is as far from anything on the charts today as possible… How the hell is she following trends? For someone ‘In the know’ ……. u know

  • Franky

    agreed with Damien. saying something is autotuned is not the same thing as saying the engineering of the song is terrible. there is no autotune in this. “In the Know” fails at music terms. I thought the song was weak on first listen. On second listen (and third and fourth and so forth) i find it amazing. it’s a a beautiful dance track that makes you want to be with…well, your lover.

  • In The Know

    The track is clearly auto tuned from the very first seconds of vocal.
    Its as clear as day. Ask any muso.

  • Hellr

    This track is NOT autotuned at all.

    If you want autotune, go back to Lil Wayne or Miley Cyrus.

  • Hellr


    It might sound auto-tune because I think the producer/composer layered Kylie’s voice.

    You hear this echoing sound. They actually do that to give the voice more “volume.”

  • Dan

    This track is tuned there is no doubt, we listened to it in LogicPro with vocals stripped (the software in which Price recorded it)…..and it’s compression that gives it more volume not any type of double track or space algorithm i.e. echo.
    It doesn’t matter ….what does is how Kylie’s Gay Army is reacting to a mediocre semi-ok dance track like its the next “Yesterday”. Really nuts.

  • Starstruck

    Thank GAWD for Kylie…..Madonna now sucks. We need someone with decent music….

  • Starstruck

    Thank GAWD for Kylie…..Madonna now sucks. We need someone with decent music….and kylie is it!!

  • lovekylie

    I love kylie as much as the next person and really so want her to be making amazing records but this is pretty lame….”why wont you move so i can get into ur groove cos im on fire fire fire…” Cringeworthy! She has only ever been as good as the people she has surrounded herself with…time for some new friends Ms Minogue…

  • Manuel

    Weak.. poor chorus…IBIY 2 …. not as good as we all expected.
    Sorry Kylie, this is got to be a flop

  • Ben

    haha. i believe this song is amazing to listen to when driving. it always calms me down and puts me in an awsome mood ;)

  • Fitsy

    This track is average at best!! Stuart Prices best work will always be the stuff he did with the woman who believed in him and helped him to hone his craft, Madonna. This is like listening to a Confessions cast off, not bad but sorry, not great. Her fans want this to be the killer tune is the best but it isnt, its sad disco and thats been done to death. No wonder Madonna parted from Stuart, the mere thought of her coming out with this sends shivers down my spine!