Review: Madonna’s MDNA Is a Revenge Album Against Guy Ritchie.
Review: Madonna’s MDNA Is a Revenge Album Against Guy Ritchie.
Madonna Review: ‘MDNA’ Has a Great Beat and You Can Pay Alimony To It.
Madonna’s new album, MDNA, was unveiled to British critics today with a playback at Abbey Road studio. Neil McCormick was there. Here is his track by track by track reaction. MDNA is released on March 27th.
Madonna rolls back the years on new album.
Madonna says it best on the opening track of her twelfth album: “No one can put out my fire.” At 53, she’s still got it going on.
With digital technology making it possible to create hits quite acceptably in your spare room, the older studios are feeling the pinch, and keen to find new ways of monetising their profile. Which may be why Abbey Road’s Studio 2, is tonight playing host to a playback of the new Madonna album, MDNA.
Neither triumph nor disaster, Madonna’s new album is business as usual – but then this is no usual business. 3 out 5 stars.
Stylist’s Anita Bhagwandas went to the playback of Madonna’s twelfth studio album MDNA, at Abbey Road studios earlier today (Wednesday 7 March). Here is her initial, unedited track by track reaction.
Brimming with pumping electro-pop confections, Madonna’s newly arrived 12th studio album, MDNA, evokes an inescapable club ambiance, even as it compellingly reminds us why the music legend still reigns as the enduring Queen of Pop. In short, the album is a dancefloor slave/party animal’s dream record fueled by a channel-surfing of moods and emotions running the gamut from rage and longing to danger and desire. At a tidy 50 minutes, the 12-track CD deserves repeated listens. It’s so tantalizingly good that there’s hardly a dull moment.
We went to listen to ‘MDNA’ last week and after one listen decided that it was – as we tweeted – fucking amazing.
‘MDNA,’ Madonna’s great new CD, is an exhilarating return to her pop-dance past. Album is loaded with upbeat songs like ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ ‘ and ‘Superstar’.
“If I see that bitch in hell/I want to see him die/Over and over/Over and over” Madonna deadpans on ‘Gang Bang’, the second track on this, her 12th album. The music is cold and minimal, recalling the grubby house beats of ‘Erotica’, and Madge bleats on like some antagonistic disco Fury driven to the edge by her thirst for vengeance. And gosh, it’s thrilling stuff.
Madonna still brings heat, beats on MDNA. MADONNA says it best on the opening track of her twelfth album: “No one can put out my fire.” At 53, she’s still got it going on. And thankfully so.
She has a stock answer for it now. American news anchor Cynthia McFadden recently questioned Madonna about the uncanny resemblance between her 1989 hit “Express Yourself” and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. What did she think of the comparison – indeed, the general opinion sweeping the planet that Gaga has taken her place? Madge fixed her with a frosty glare. “I think it’s . . . reductive.” What do you mean? “Look it up.” It must be tiresome, navigating your way through a silly media-fuelled catfight, but that’s what they’re saying: Gaga is Queen of Pop and Madonna, usurped, must be put out to grass.
Yesterday we repaired to London’s Abbey Road Studios to waggle our ears just the once at Madonna’s new album MDNA. The Queen Of Pop’s first album for new label Interscope (Polydor in the UK), it sees her join forces with Italian housemeister Benny Benassi and France’s Martin Solveig, and team up again with Ray Of Light and Music cohort William Orbit.
Album review: On ‘MDNA,’ Madonna is no longer pushing pop forward.
Madonna, “MDNA.” Madonna is back. That’s the simplest summary of “MDNA,” the 12th album from the 53-year-old Material Girl, which is available Monday. She spends about half the release referring to her divorce with Guy Ritchie, opening up to create her most personal, revealing set of songs ever.
We’ve had a sneak preview of the new album – get ready for terrible French accents, amazing pop raves and heartfelt ballads.
Madonna: ‘MDNA’ is like ‘Ray of Light’ on steroids.
MDNA review: Madonna’s new album shows the young pretenders she is still a force to be reckoned with Madonna rocked the Superbowl but the single quickly dropped out of the charts – now we’ve had a first playback of her album
OK, let’s talk about Madonna and her twelfth studio album, MDNA. Admittedly with all that she’s been up to of late, her directorial debut W.E. and that amazing Superbowl performance, I was a very worried Madonna fan.
“THERE’S only one queen…and that’s Madonna,” she sings on new tune I Don’t Give A, but Madonna knows she’s been overtaken by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in the four years since Hard Candy.
On her 2008 album, “Hard Candy,” Madonna let her A-list producers steer. Timbaland and the Neptunes were hired to give her some club-banging hits, but all they really did was bury her personality. It continued a decade-long string of relatively uneventful Madonna releases, as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce and Lady Gaga surpassed her on the charts.
What’s your favorite flavor of Madonna? As is usually the case, there are several to choose from on “MDNA,’’ the pop icon’s new release, out Monday.
Madonna is still very much the Queen of Pop. Nearly 30 years after first hitting the Billboard charts in late 1982 with her debut single “Everybody,” Madonna is still showing the pop world how it’s done.
There¹s a fun moment at the end of the video to the first single Give Me All Your Luvin’, when Madonna flings a baby doll off camera and away from her breast. It isn’t a subtle marker of starting anew with her loyal audience of gays and good-time girls, but it is comically satisfying nonetheless. Party Madonna is back and she wants us to know it.
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