On the 21st of November 2007, Australian Pop Queen Kylie Minogue released her 10th studio album X. An unusually long gap between studio albums (her previous studio effort being Body Language in 2003), work on this album didn’t begin until Kylie’s recovery from breast cancer.
Proving once again that nothing with slow her down, Kylie worked with producers such as Bloodshy & Avant, Calvin Harris and Freemasons.
X debuted at number one in Australia (her first since Fever in 2001) and went on to be certified platinum. In the UK, it debuted at 4 and was certified platinum. It reached the top 20 in Austria, Germany, Ireland, France, Scotland and Switzerland.
The projects lead single 2 Hearts (released November 9) peaked in the top 10 in several countries including Australia, Spain, Italy, Sweden and the UK.
Wow was released in Australia, Europe and the USA while In My Arms was released in Europe.
X was further promoted by the KylieX2008 tour, performing in Europe, South America, Asia and South Africa. It grossed $70mil at the box office and was widely praised as her best tour to date.
While X went on to shift a million copies, some fans were divided over Kylies more adventurous sound. For me, X is in my top 3 Kylie albums. It was definitely ahead of its time and still a pleasure to listen to. 2 Hearts, In My Arms and Wow (all included on her Step Back In Time: A Definitive Collection as the deserve to be) are still favourites of mine. Like A Drug and Nu-di-ty are also standouts.
(After I went to effort, I noticed there is a thread for this album but it wasn’t to my lofty Kylie standards so I’m posting mine, not sorry)
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