Kylie Minogue finds it hard to deal with criticism.

The 'All The Lovers' hitmaker - whose new album 'Aphrodite' hit the top of the UK charts on Sunday - reveals she doesn't like reading bad reviews but feels if the fans like her output, she will continue.

She said: "It cuts like a knife if I read a bad review. But in the end, how the album in received in the press won't make any difference to me - I'd still come back.

"A few thousand people in a room sharing two or three hours together - when all the other stuff gets too complex to understand, that's a really good place to bring it back to."

The 42-year-old Australian also revealed she is pleased Lady GaGa has arrived on the pop scene, but she would never try and copy her.

She told Out magazine: "Lady Gaga dropped a meteor in the middle of the pop landscape - which is amazing.

"But it meant that we had to Take That into account. It wouldn't have made any sense to go down that road to try and fit in."

Kylie recently revealed she was planning on doing a number of small gigs where she would play unknown and rare songs for her fans in London.

She said: "Something I've started to talk about a lot is the anti-concert - a two-week run in London. It would be somewhere like Ronnie Scott's in Soho. I'd do all the songs that didn't even make it on the album.

"Joni Mitchell had an album called 'Hits and Misses' - I relate to that."