When Kylie Minogue signed Jay Z's Roc Nation as her managers, many wondered if she would be remade in Rihanna's image in order to break in America. But her new album, "Kiss Me Once" (Warner Bros.), makes it clear: Kylie don't play that.
Pharrell's help on the disco-fied "I Was Gonna Cancel" certainly raises the stakes, while the EDM-tinged single "Sexercize" will raise temperatures as she coos about bouncing and getting it. However, while so many dance divas feel the need to reinvent themselves with every album, Minogue sticks with what she does best -- cranking out one shimmering dance anthem after another.
"Kiss Me Once"
THE GRADE B+
BOTTOM LINE Another sleek slice of dance pop.