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Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite: looking back at the classic album 10 years on

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It’s been 10 years since Kylie released the euphoric Aphrodite, her 11th studio album and her fifth Official UK Chart Number 1. Get your togas on as we step back in time to an era that showered us with love and gave us arguably Kylie’s most ambitious tour to date.

 

Kylie’s last studio album, X, was released in 2007 and although it performed well  it didn’t reach the dizzy heights of Fever and met criticism for lacking a cohesive sound.  In 2009, writing started for Kylie’s follow up Aphrodite, but it wasn’t until a suggestion from Kylie’s pal Jake Shears that the sound of the album solidified.

 

Jake was recording with his bandmates, Scissor Sisters, for their album Night Work and were working with producer/writer Stuart Price. Stuart had very successfully produced Madonna’s 2005 opus Confessions on a Dancefloor as well as worked with The Killers, Seal, Keane and more. Jake convinced Kylie that she needed his magic for her album.

 

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