Audio Vision: Kylie Minogue's Ticking 'Time Bomb'
Friday, May 25, 2012
Three days before she turns the big 4-4, Kylie Minogue has dropped a bomb on us. Well, "Timebomb" that is, which is a brand-new single for well...something...don't know what...All I know is that it's supposed to be apart of the string of 'surprises' that are in store to celebrate her 25 year contribution to music, and that's the story that it keeps sticking too.
So is the song any good?
Well, it's a pretty standard electro-pop number that warns you to dance before 'time runs out' and it is extremely Kylie on all fronts, but to me it doesn't really stand-out. It's a dancefloor grabber for sure, as it jerks you around in electronic fever, but comparing it to other Kylie dance-a-thons, this just feels very B-side-ish (and that's actually an insult to Kylie's B-sides, which are actually very good). Maybe it needs a few listens and a jolt of the Fridays to get me in the groove, but for now it's not sticking to me. Also take a look at the manic video for it, as it's one of those freaky video-within-a-video things with Kylie frolicking around and besting all your faves as she's proving that 44 is the new 22.