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live review of Kylie Minogue at Agganis Arena in Boston

Kylie Minogue brings her long-running disco to Agganis Areana

Most talk in America regarding Kylie Minogue surrounds the mystery of her lack of popularity here: while the rest of the world regards the pint-sized Aussie pop diva as a multiplatinum stadium-filler, here she is little more than an import-only dance que
Live review: In ‘Motion
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2011
Boston concert photos of Kylie Minogue

Photos: Kylie Minogue at Agannis Arena

Kylie Minogue | Agannis Arena | April 29, 2011
 Pop diva Kylie Minogue performed at Agannis Arena in Boston on April 29, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  May 06, 2011
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Kylie Minogue | Aphrodite

Pint-sized Aussie sexpot Kylie Minogue's 11th studio album is titled Aphrodite , but if we're referencing Greek mythology, perhaps Sisyphus would be more appropriate.
EMI/Astralwerks (2010)
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  July 16, 2010
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Carnal knowledge

When I interviewed Nick Cave for the Phoenix three years ago and he told me — drolly, languidly, literarily — that his next writing project was about “a sexually incontinent hand-cream salesman” on the south coast of England, I assumed he was taking th
Nick Cave’s bad Bunny
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 09, 2009

The down low

A legacy of musical runts
A legacy of musical runts
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 01, 2009
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Lily Allen | It's Not Me, It's You

On her 2007 debut, this young British MySpace sensation came across like that rare thing — a natural.
Capitol (2009)
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  February 09, 2009


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Annie

Annie is adept at balancing bratty tweener kiss-off ’tude with dance-friendly bliss — meaning that someone over 16 can listen to her music without wincing.
Don’t Stop | Island
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 16, 2008
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Mirror ball

The stirring pop hits of the day can’t help but reflect the refracting cracked mirror of our nation’s increasingly emotion-laden psyche.
Fables of deconstruction
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 08, 2008
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Better than Madonna

Everybody dug Confessions on a Dance Floor , but I’m one of approximately 12 people who liked American Life , Madonna’s weirdly militant 2003 disc.

Pop stars with product to move


By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 22, 2008
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Less is best

González possesses the will power and the patience to dig into each of his songs until he has exhumed its bleeding heart.
The spare science of José González
By SHARON STEEL  |  March 04, 2008
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Start with some Spice

The game is on for the reunited Spice Girls.
A recipe for a tuneful 2008
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 26, 2007


Pride of the Irish

I have a short addendum to  Mike Miliard’s excellent piece on current trends in the Irish and Irish-American communities of Boston .
Boston Phoenix Letters: March 30, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 28, 2007
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Dancing queen

Every recording Kylie Minogue has made since her fabulous 2000 album Light Years has made me wonder why anybody still pays attention to Madonna.
A double dose of Kylie Minogue live
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 20, 2007
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America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006
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Diamond in the rough

If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 01, 2006
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José González

José González shuns so much as a backing drum track on this rainy-Sunday bedroom album. José González, "Hand on Your Heart" (QuickTime)
Veneer | Mute
By SHARON STEEL  |  June 20, 2006


Three-way

Did we piss off the hipster-show gods?
José González, Arctic Monkeys, and Annie
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 07, 2006