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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kylie's Got 'Attitude' And "Heartstrings"

Kylie Minogue is on the cover of the July issue of British gay mag Attitude. I tried finding it today at the Borders in Hollywood, but all I could scrounge up is that issue of Rolling Stone with Lady Gaga looking pretty sketchy on the cover. So I sat and read half of that interview while I chowed down on a turkey burger.

And "Heartstrings," Kylie's Xenomania-produced Aphrodite bonus track (Japanese edition only, folks) leaked today, too. How the eff is this hot shit not on the regular version? They should have just scrapped "Looking For An Angel" or "Cupid Boy" in lieu of this one, in my opinion.

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  • At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looking For An Angel is weaker though, I will admit.
    HEARTSTRINGS IS JUST PERFECT. So much better than Mighty Rivers, too.
    I cannot wait to have this album omggggg.

  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Now "Heartstrings" I do love and would gladly have on the album, but making me pick which song I'd kick off to make room for it might make my brain melt. Can we just add it onto the universal tracklist?

    The Gaga pic is blah in terms of actually saying anything, but it does amuse me that every time TV journalists want to talk about the other article in that issue they have to show that cover.

  • At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what? Cupid Boy is really good. I am very excite about this track? Are you serious???

  • At 3:08 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    You'll definitely want to track down attitude if just for my printed tweet on the letters page :P If you can't find it let me know, i'm sure i can send you a copy!

  • At 2:47 PM, Blogger Andrew said…

    I dont understand why they couldn't just have added it on to the album, its just one more track that is super fantastic.

  • At 7:36 AM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Vinny and I have a theory that Xenomania would not allow Stuart Price to touch their songs, in which case these would not have flowed with the others. Hence a fail for Xenomania.

  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger Random J said…

    "Mighty rivers" is nice, but "Heartstrings" stinks like Tila Tequila's breath. You can hear why these 2 got relegated to bonus tracks. They wouldn't have sat as nice in the album as those that all made the cut: even if Stuart Price had knob twiddled the both of them. The sound would have thrown the album off, and the lyrics are a bit too meaningful and full of the gobbledegook metaphors that Miranda Cooper seems to love. Nobody wants to think whilst listening to Aphrodite. They just wanna dance and have somebody shove a tongue down theirs throats to this shit!

    "Vinny and I have a theory that Xenomania would not allow Stuart Price to touch their songs"

    I thought the EXACT same thing. Because Brian Higgins is notorious for being a control freak and not letting anybody outside the Xenomania posse touch his songs. But then again, Stuart Price had NO hand in Calvin Harris' "Too much" (who also hates people messing with his songs) yet it made the album and fit just fine. I just think Xenomania offered up 2 songs which didn't fit within the scheme of the album whatsoever, so they just got bonus tracked.

    Xenomania's sound is falling off big time. Nothing they've done over the past couple of years has touched some of the magic they gave the Sugababes pre Change. Or even some of the songs they did for Girls aloud in their earlier albums. They tend to have everything and everyone sound the same. Kylie sounds nice on the tracks, but so lifeless in comparison to the main Aphrodite tracklist.

    I actually think it's a shame "Wow" and "In my arms" ended up on X. Sure, they were 2 of the few songs on that mess that made that album good - but they would have made Aphrodite mo' killer.


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