Tuesday, 20 April 2010


I've just read the news that Kylie Minogue is releasing a new disc this July titled Aphrodite.  The first single is called "All the Lovers" (to be released in June) and there's a teaser video on her website and YouTube.

If the blip that's on the teaser video is a strong indication of what the song and the album are like, I'm not sure I like it, but I reserve judgement until I hear them in full.

I'm just not sure how I feel about the album title.  Half of me is pleased as punch to see that Aphrodite is being honoured this way.  I'm also well aware that with Kylie's fame and millions of minions, it may well lead to many of them seeking out Aphrodite and getting to know Her more, which means all Her priestesses and devotees may find a bit more traffic on their blogs and websites. (Edited to add - Just had a side thought that the opposite will be that many Kylie fans will "litter" the WWW by creating new Kylie fan sites using the Aphrodite name, which will of course have nothing to do with Aphrodite as a Goddess and thus make life difficult for those doing searches for sites on Aphrodite.  Of course, I could be wrong.)

The other half of me is sceptical and isn't sure why this record is being called Aphrodite.  Is it really a homage to our beloved Aphrodite or is Kylie guilty of hubris by putting herself on the same level as Aphrodite?  Hmmm.....

Definite case of "watch this space".  I'm tentatively excited.

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