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Madonna (Official Thread)

Discussion in '80's Music' started by Soot and Stars, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Lord Dweedle

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    Really? I always thought it was one of her strongest ballads lol.

    Oh and her older stuff is great too, stuff like Papa Dont Preach and Into the Groove are my favourites of her older songs.
     
  2. ILoveJimmyPage

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    MDNA
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    Overall this was my first impression of the new album ---> :uh:

    The "let's get down and get funky"/dance pop lover side of me really wants to like this album, it really does, but then when I snap back into reality and realize that this is Madonna, I totally hate 75% of it. I had heard that Madonna was working with William Orbit and Benny Benassi so my expectations were pretty low to start, but I just cannot get on board with this dance club diva motif she has been championing over the past decade or so. Leave that to David Guetta and Deadmau5 where it belongs. Add in M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, who are perfectly acceptable in their own projects, and the whole thing seems like a bottle of fine wine that is almost empty that you add the cheap drug store crap to to keep the bottle full. It's just dull, diluted and totally cheap.

    I long for the day when Madge will return to what she was doing in the late 80s with Like a Prayer, through her Vogue era all the way to Ray of Light (a "dance" music album that actually worked for her), the pinnacle of her artistry in my opinion. Nothing since then has met or exceeded my expectations. Interestingly enough, the two best and most "classic Madonna" moments ("Masterpiece" and "Falling Free") of the album are tucked away at the very end, beyond the breaking/turnoff point for most of her diehard older material fans. The album as a whole just didn't work for me but I'll usually buy anything/everything she puts out as an obligation, being a huge fangirl and all.


     
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  3. TheSound

    TheSound An Englishman in New York

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    I like Madonna as you know ILJP, and I will defend her as a 'career' artist who became the most iconic female figure in the history of music, but I don't await her new records with the sort of anticipation I do for say Rush or Springsteen or Knopfler or many others. A lot of people on here are going to hate this, and from what I can tell here I'm not about to waste a single key-depression defending it, as it's total and utter crap. It's very contrived from what I can hear and just 80's throwback disco drivel, I doubt there are any musicians playing on there, most of that instrumentation sounds to me like it's coming out of one of those music generator programs you can have on your PC, and that cheerleader song is like the soundtrack to a Barbi-Doll TV commercial, I mean how hideous is that?? Won't be buying it, period. Maybe she's finished as a recording artist, her shows still blow people away, but this is just an embarrassment musically, trouble is she's so powerful as an artist that the people around her are maybe afraid to say to her "this is just terrible" I think the critics will be less worried about telling her, this is going to get panned to death. Thanks for linking to a few tracks before I downloaded it ILJP, I probably owe you a beer for saving me from an entire album of this unholy racket, it maybe the worst thing I heard all year. :cheers2
     
  4. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT!

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    Jen, I have to say first I enjoyed your review. The description had me --> :heheh:! Having said that and reading what you wrote you are spot on based on the tracks you posted. The difference is while you liked three tracks I only found one I liked. The rest were all --> :zzz: IMO and up unto the track I liked "Falling Free" the only cool moment was Nicki Minajs section of "Give me All Your Lovin'" Say what you want about Nicki but she's always the standout in any collaboration she's in. The small section and beat around M.I.Ans section was real cool as well. I find it ironic that Madonna keeps saying "Every record sounds the same" as that sounds like the real problem on here. Madonna still sounds fine on this material but she just sounds like she's on autopilot. That is until "Falling Free' which sounds like it could've been on my favorite album, Ray of Light. That song had a very ethereal almost New Agish vibe I really like. RThe instrumental part in the last third was great! I love Madonnas understated slow paced vocal here that complimented the music. Well, one good track isn't bad! :heheh: Thanks for the review! :cheers2
     
  5. ILoveJimmyPage

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    :oyea:

    You hit the nail right on the head TS. I posted a few songs for the "newer Madonna" fans as we did have one or two of those, but as for me I'll simply go over her older material and remember the good old days and probably throw this one into the back of my closet somewhere and try to erase the memory of wasting my money on it from my mind completely.

    There are a couple of decent songs there, but for me the highlight of her Superbowl performance was the old stuff such as the Like a Prayer part of the show... NOT this forced crapola. :uh:

    I think she could save her credibility if she reverted back to her older ways but sadly I think she's probably lost a lot of her more devoted fans in the meantime. From what I've seen, a lot of teeny boppers are into this album and it is charting fairly well.

    I hate it though. :uh:
     
  6. ILoveJimmyPage

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    That wasn't really meant to be a full fledged review Sootykins but I just wanted to share a little from the new album as TS had mentioned it in the New Release Corner, plus Madgie needed a bump and a sprucing up of her thread. I couldn't agree more about Falling Free though, and I thought the same thing about the Ray of Light comparison. :cheers2
     
  7. Tek_54

    Tek_54 Spanish Rocker Girl

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    I don¡t know what disck choose, maybe Like a Virgin. But my favorite song is La Isla Bonita.

    I like too Papa don't preach a lot...
     
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    I dunno why but I don't like her songs. I only liked one. But forgot its name.
     
  9. snake666

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    well said

    Maybe my top 5 for madonna´s songs

    This used to be my playground
    Like a prayer
    Like a virgin
    La isla bonita
    Who´s that girl?
     
  10. Mistral Wind

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    so... secretproject is out...
    I've enjoyed a lot, though I need to watch it more carefully.

     

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