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A reasonable album Hard Candy
Hard Candy - Madonna
Member Name: Misterlak
Hard Candy - Madonna
Advantages: some great up beat songs
Disadvantages: the slower songs are less
Hard Candy is the eleventh studio album by Madonna realeased in the year 2008. It was the last album that was released by Warner Bros. record label. Records where she was for 25 years. On the album she has had cooperation of famous people like Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Pharrell Williams. The album has pop, dance and r & b influences. Below is a discussion of some songs:
4 Minutes (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
The song begins with Timbaland singing 'I'm out of time, I only got four minutes "repeated about ten times until you hear Madonna. It is an up tempo song with dance and hip hop influences where you mainly hear a kind of drum corps (marching band) in the background. You also hear Justin Timberlake on this track. It's reasonable number, but contagious.
Give It 2 Me
Give it 2 me go on a somewhat faster pace than the previous songs and has a fast beat in the background. It has more dance and electro influences with a sort of ticking (looks like a cow bell) in the background. It is a nice up beat song, but little original.
Incredible is a somewhat fuzzy song with a clear beat, but Madonna's voice sounds a bit strange and more in the background. During the singing her voice remains a little blurry and the beat is more to the foreground. Madonna raps almost more than singing and hip hop influences are clearly present. Not really my song.
Dance 2night (featuring Justin Timberlake)
Justin Timberlake does it again with this song and his style is clearly heard. The song has a slower beat but also a funky feel to it. It is a laid back song with both Justin and Madonna singing. The song will remain the entire time more mid tempo and sounds delicious.
The number has the Spanish Latin influence and has a good start with the guitar. I like Madonna singing in Spanish but then she gives the translation of what you is singing. It sounds a little childish and I would have preferred more serious lyrics. The guitar sounds good.
A reasonable album primarily with a few good songs like 4 Minutes with Justin Timberlake and Give it 2 me. In addition there are some weaker tracks that do not really come forward and what often sound the same. The electro pop is again evident and this often works for me but only with the up beat tempo songs and not the slow songs. In the slow songs the beat dominats too often. A reasonable album, but had expected better. Three stars.
Summary: Hard Candy