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L U V MADONNA~!
Mdna - Madonna
Member Name: Chloboshoka
Mdna - Madonna
Advantages: Plenty of surprises
Disadvantages: Inconsistent and weak single choices
I honestly feel that this is the best studio album that Madonna has released in a long time. Of course it feels like ages since she released Hard Candy. There's people who believe that it's time for Madonna to call it a day, but I think it's nice she's still around and trying to make an impact. I liked how she reinvented herself, but at the same time still managed to express herself. Her singles have seemed to have made a big impact on 2012, but I did feel a bit uneasy as I didn't know what to expect and had concerns that she was starting to lose her touch.
Then William Orbit stated that the singles did not reflect the overall quality of the album. It made me curious about the album. Give Me All Your Lurvin' and Girl Gone Wild had made me not want to listen to the album because I found it bland and lacked substance, although I did enjoy Nicki's random raps in the song. On the other hand, I can see how other people can like it for it's care free attitude which does describe Madonna quite well.
After listening to this album, I would agree with William Orbit with how the singles don't reflect the overall quality of the album. I think I know what he means from here, the singles are only a taster and the album tracks are vastly superior. There's no doubt that Madonna has influenced a plethora of artists and on this album, I can see that she's being influenced by the artists that received an influence from her.
Gang Bang is one of my favourite songs of the album. Madonna sounds so sinister and it fits perfectly with the dup step and synth pop beat that seems to be taken from a page of Goldfrapp's book. I didn't expect this sort of song to be on this album, so I was pleasantly surprised. That's one of my favourite things about Madonna's albums, you don't don't know what to expect and you get hyped up. I know there's many fans who hope for a Ray Of Light II, because of it's gorgeous tracks. Turn Up The Radio is a skilfully played electro-pop song. It gradually built up to some energetic beats and lyrics.
Madonna's vocals seem to have aged well. It seems to sound like a mixture of her 80's, 90's and 00's sound and tried to blend it all into this album. Some Girls is a good example of this as well as the bonus tracks. I love the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition. I feel that it's worth the extra bit for the bonus tracks because they're pleasantly catchy and perfectly produced. Beautiful Killer is one of my favourites from the batch of bonus tracks. The main riff of the album reminds me of the opening of No Doubt's Don't Speak.
I have a feeling that Falling Free and Masterpiece will be the most remembered songs of the album. The gradual developent of ethereal sounds will remind many people of the good era of Ray Of Light, which happens to be one of my favourite Madonna albums as well. I think these songs will be remembered for their beauty and how they're just Madonna.
I don't Give A reminds me of Beep by The Pussy Cat Dolls where they trick to listeners into believing that they're actually swearing, but they don't finish the sentence. Then a wild Nicki Minaj appears and uses super pop rap.
Superstar reminds me of one of her previous songs called Love Profusion with the addition of bass guitars. I think the rock and dub step fusion was really unexpected and unusual. I think it's quite nice because it feels like thunder. Of course, if you don't like thunder or electric, then I think you'd find this song hideous.
I enjoyed MDNA a lot more than I expected. I do think that the album is occasionally inconsistent and the direction can be confusing. I do think there have been weak choices of singles. I think I probably would recommend the album because I think it's one of the stand outs from 2012.
Summary: We've now had a dozen studio albums from Madonna.