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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Kylie Minogue's 'Aphrodite' Is Out Today!

Hooray! Aphrodite is currently #4 ("Experience" edition) and #12 (regular edition) on U.S. iTunes. Here's Kylie launching her album in Ibiza and confirming that the next single will indeed be "Get Outta My Way."



  • At 7:44 PM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

    The Deluxe Experience Edition is a beautiful little thing! The hardbound book packaging is exquisite, and such fun to look through. It surprises me that EMI spent money on such a design.

  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Right? It's a gem. I have to sit and watch the DVD. Gotta make time for that tonight.

  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger Random J said…

    "Get outta my way" was a hit from the Aphrodite megamix leaked. If that doesn't go number 1, I will slap each person for every chart position the song is from the top spot. I've been playing that song NON-STOP! My only criticism at it is that the full version doesn't really give you much more than the snippet on the megamix did. Still love it though.

    So many labels are releasing regular, limited and super duper, fans will go broke for this shit to have a book and a poster editions of albums now. I wonder why that is all of a sudden...

    Christina Aguilera's super edition of Bionic looked good. But judging from how the album has fallen so far out of the charts it's on the floor under shelves and being used as door stops - I doubt anybody bought it.

  • At 1:59 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Random J, I'm hanging my head in shame over the fact that I actually downloaded the deluxe Bionic off Amazon UK. No lie...it's the first time I've ever bought a Xtina album. Boy am I a curse.

  • At 7:02 AM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

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  • At 7:03 AM, Blogger Pure J.Me said…

    @Random J. I think labels releasing "regular, limited and super duper, fans will go broke for this shit to have a book and a poster editions of albums" is one part (il)legal downloading, and another part greed.

    There are a few dying breed who still prefer a physical product over a download, I always spring for a Deluxe Edition over a regular.

    I also thing labels are greedy and know for certain artists (Madonna, Kylie, Gaga) fans will gobble up anything.

    My gripe is the Extra Deluxe Edition of an already "Deluxe Edition", which is what happened with both Beyoncé's and Taylor Swift's last albums.

  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Random J said…

    Long ass comment time! Yaaaaaaay!!! :D

    @ D'uv
    If you were going to get Bionic, then the Deluxe version was the one to get. "Bobblehead" and "Monday morning" were actually decent songs. Even if Christina was impersonating Santigold for both. I would've had to e-slap you if you told me you bought that fan edition which came with everything but her perfume and a lock of her son's hair.

    It's a shame you didn't buy the physical copy. You could have gotten a refund and bought Stripped instead. Bionic is the only Chrissy album I haven't bought. The album is just too rubbish for me. The album cover is the only decent thing about it.

    @ Pure J.Me
    I thought it might be money too. But then again the super duper, fans will go broke for this shit to have a book and a poster edition must cost SO much to make - that there's a huge risk in not shifting them all. Especially in the climate of albums not selling as well as they used to. I'm sure RCA's basement must be full of fan editions of Bionic.

    I only tend to download B-side singles from iTunes. I always prefer to have physical copies of CD's.

    And the I am...Sasha Fierce dealio was a mess - I agree. That platinum edition was NO different from the Deluxe edition - just like you said. I was fortunate enough to buy my copy of that album in Japan, where it released in only 1 edition, which was the Deluxe. It had the better cover (the close up of Beyonce's face, instead of that awful Herb Ritts rip-off titty clutching cover with the horrendous back comb), it also came with an extra track which wasn't on the Western deluxe editions (which THEN got put on the platinum edition) AND a booklet with all the lyrics to the Sasha Fierce disc. No surprise really. Japanese editions of albums are often the better ones because they feature additional tracks nowhere else seems to get. Plus they've been doing regular, deluxe and super editions of their own artists releases for years now anyway.


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