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Old 30-03-12, 04:09   #2171
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Nononono. American Life was nice. Definitely NOT a masterpiece. Listen to Love Profusion and cringe with me.

Confessions was a masterpiece. It's up there with Ray of Light, though, granted, not quite as good. Still, Confessions revealed a totally new side to Madonna and, being so amazing, restored the public's confidence in her.

Confessions is one of her monumental albums.
Which new side was that?

It was pretty much straight forward dance music with a few references to religion and fame. And let's be real, I Love New York is terrible.
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Old 30-03-12, 04:14   #2172
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Which new side was that?

It was pretty much straight forward dance music with a few references to religion and fame. And let's be real, I Love New York is terrible.
It's not straight-forward dance music imo! Listen to stuff like How High and Let It Will Be. Those songs mixed spirituality with dance. Usually those themes are diametrically opposed. Also the music was very much ahead of its time.

The lyrics in I Love New York are hilarious! I've always had a feeling that that song was meant to be ironic and take the piss out of itself.
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Old 30-03-12, 04:22   #2173
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I can see where you're coming from. I guess I always viewed Confessions as a way to bring back her core audience. American Life underperformed and the sound she created with that album was different from anything she had ever done. Confessions took her back to the beginning of her career when she was performing dance music. Throw in some religion and voilą! You have "How to make a Madonna album 101."
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Old 30-03-12, 04:22   #2174
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Which new side was that?

It was pretty much straight forward dance music with a few references to religion and fame. And let's be real, I Love New York is terrible.
That's pretty true. While I love Confessions with all my heart, there are a couple of meh tracks so to speak.... I honestly think Bedtime Stories should be up there with the rest of her albums... but Music.... oh my god.. Definitely one of her best albums to be honest. <3

On another note... the Nightlife Edition of MDNA is flawless.. it does GMAYL justice and it actually sounds much better.
And it has like 7 tracks from MDNA (a good mix between standard edition and deluxe edition tracks) and 7 exclusive remixes, so it's 14 songs for only $3.50! That's a steal!




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It has this REALLY good remix of Masterpiece as well.
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Old 30-03-12, 08:05   #2175
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I wouldn't go far as to say Confessions was a masterpiece. Definitely a strong Madonna album (which means its pretty damn good), but if we'e talking about Madonna's masterpiece albums it would be Like A Prayer, Ray of Light, and American Life. Erotica would be up there too, but a lot of it sounds dated nowadays.
Personally I think Confessions is miles better than any of those albums... Especially Erotica and American Life... Like a Prayer and Ray of Light I also feel are overrated.
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Old 30-03-12, 13:50   #2176
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I just realized my spelling mistakes when you quoted my post! That's going to drive me insane!

Yeah, I think I might be in the minority when it comes to thinking American Life and Erotica are some of her best work. The albums are flawed, but I think it's these flaws are what make them great.

At least she has such a large back catalogue so we can all pick and choose our favorites!
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The only flaw with American Life is I'm So Stupid
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Old 30-03-12, 15:30   #2178
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The only flaw with American Life is I'm So Stupid
I love that song iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I am so stupid
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I'm so Stupid is one of the best songs on AL IMO.
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I'm so Stupid is one of the best songs on AL IMO.
Nobody Knows Me is my fave from AL <3
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