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Golden is the fourteenth studio album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on 6 April 2018 by Darenote Limited and BMG. A large portion of the record were recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, where she found new inspiration with its music, and also recorded some material in London and Los Angeles, California. The album was co-produced by Minogue, alongside a variety of producers including Ash Howes, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Sky Adams, Alex Smith, Mark Taylor, alongside many others. Each track was co-written by Minogue, making it her first album since Impossible Princess (1997) to do so.

Musically, Golden is a pop record that is heavily influenced by country and dance music. Described by her as one of her most personal efforts, the lyrics encompass a wide range of themes including fail relationships, death, dancing and having fun. Upon its release, Golden received mixed-to-positive reviews from music critics. Majority of the critics commended Minogue’s honesty and personality through her songwriting skills, alongside it’s catchiness. However, critics were divided by the composition and her experimentation of country music.

Golden has spawned two singles and one promotional recording. “Dancing” was released on 19 January 2018 to critical success, some highlighting as one of Minogue’s best singles to date. Commercially, it achieved moderate success in several nations. “Stop Me from Falling” served as the second single on 9 March 2018, and has achieved minor impact on record charts around the world.


1. Dancing
2. Stop Me from Falling
3. Golden
4. A Lifetime to Repair
5. Sincerely Yours
6. One Last Kiss
7. Live a Little
8. Shelby ’68
9. Radio On
10. Love
11. Raining Glitter
12. Music’s Too Sad Without You – By Kylie Minogue & Jack Savoretti
Bonus Tracks:
13. Lost Without You
14. Every Little Part of Me
15. Rollin’
16. Low Blow

4½ stars