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80
Billboard: 

Not known as a songwriter, Adkins has an innate ability to make a song his own, as is the case with the seemingly autobiographical 'Happy to Be Here' and the family-first 'All I Ask for Anymore.'

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80
Billboard: 

A truly welcome return.

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70
ROLLING STONE: 

Minogue's tenth album arrives on the heels of her battle with breast cancer; thankfully, the experience hasn't made her music discernibly deeper.

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70
Boston Globe: 

Trace Adkins's 10th album has the typical components of the rock-bottom-baritone singer's records. There's the usual sonic mix of country, rock, and blues and the usual lyrical viewpoints.

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70
PopMatters: 

On the rest of the album the strength of his singing is less evident; it never makes your jaw drop while you're listening. But it's a key reason this album is so enjoyable.

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66
Pitchfork: 

Likability has got Kylie Minogue this far, and it pulls her through again--even the weak tracks on X have a sparky enthusiasm that makes their magpie modernism sound less cynical.

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60
PopMatters: 

Immediately following 'Heart Beat Rock,' we are treated to a long stream of high-class filler.

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60
The Guardian: 

X is business as usual for a Kylie Minogue album: a handful of great tracks surrounded by stuff that's so obviously filler you could inject it into cavity walls and save up to 33% on your energy bills.

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60
ROLLING STONE: 

His serious side is more compelling.

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60
ROLLING STONE: 

X may be their niftiest since Adrenalize.

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