MADONNA - MDNA (2012)

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masterpiece has maybe the worst lyric on the album - "if you were the mona lisa you'd be hanging in the louvre' wtf is that.

prolego, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

(although the flat delivery really works on busy songs like "Best Friend" where she's kind of taking herself out of the way of the backing track and keeping some sense of space in the arrangement as a result)

xp: That is a statement of fact...? Nothing really beats the stupidity of "Love Spent" IMO

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol okay as I suspected, I went back to "Bang Bang" and it's way more appealing than it was the first time I heard it

hate the little guitar sting tho

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

all i have heard from this shit has been shit

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

so basically we have some songs I like without reservation ("Masterpiece", "Falling Free", "Beautiful Killer", "Best Friend"), some songs I would like more if they'd figured out how to end them before they fell apart ("Gang Bang", "I'm Addicted"), a wholly anonymous, innoffensive piece of nothing ("Some Girls"), a mind-meltingly STUPID song that manages to not be 100% terrible ("Love Spent"), a wholly odd thing I can't make heads nor tails of ("B-Day Song") and then everything else is SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Better than Hard Candy then. Things are on the up.

prolego, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish she would just zen out and do something ... creative, and relaxed

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

like what is she doing

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just put on Hard Candy (thx Spotify) and the first song alone makes a better impression than MDNA

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I listened to Hard Candy a couple months ago and it didn't seem nearly as bad as I remembered. Four years from now will that happen with MDNA? Could, but it's unlikely.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank god it's too hot and sunny for me to put on Erotica or Bedtime Stories.

prolego, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

also I always a big fan of "Four Minutes"

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just don't understand why this is the kind of thing she thinks ppl would want to hear on E

is she really that out of touch

confessions was definitely the E album. the moment's over. get a new idea.

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly if i heard this rolling i think i would spontaneously vomit

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Erotica was the E album! xp

prolego, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Erotica is the coke album.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bedtime Stories is the Coke album.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, even a song that is manifestly terrible as "Give It 2 Me" is still a level above most of this new shit just in terms of how it's put together

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

put on erotica after smoking a little the other night and it was really just ... perfect

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone in this thread rolling on Molly?

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Monday, 26 March 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

not atm :|

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

y, you holding?

Lil T the Bowed Jet (forksclovetofu), Monday, 26 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol otm

surm, Monday, 26 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think what I like about "Love Spent" is that it seems like she got bored with it mid-way through and then started right into a completely different song. The alternative explanation is that there were so many writers on it (check the credits, there's 5 or 6 co-writers) that Orbit just grafted everything together and hoped for the best.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 26 March 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

is molly the US version of mandy?

lex pretend, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

americans: stick to weed slang, you're better at that than ecstasy slang

lex pretend, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

This album has a billion songwriting credits.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Christgau:

Forget the four "Deluxe" extras, not one of which except maybe the pretty little "I F***ed Up" improves on the updated '90s arena-dance power tracks of the first 43 minutes, although they top the deadly-dreamy closer "Falling Free" as well as the penultimate "Masterpiece," which begins "If you were the Mona Lisa . . . ." Granted, I could mock "Ooh la la you're my superstar/Ooh la la that's what you are" just as easily. But lyrics have never been where she showed off her gorgeous brains, and anyway, the 10-track mix I propose as an alternative goes out on a real song called "Love Spent": "Hold me like your money/Tell me that you want me/Spend your love on me/Spend your love on me." Nikki Minaj shines bright, but she's no more crucial structurally than the cheerleaders who garnish "I'm Addicted" at its close and embellish "Give Me All Your Luvin'" throughout. Play loud. She's smart and she's proud. A MINUS

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the hell

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol he's finally lost it for good.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

that entire thing might as well say:

I had strained peas for dinner. I never thought about growing old when I was younger and the indignities aging would visit upon my body; the infirmity visited upon my limbs, the rapid deterioration of my eyesight, the unpredictable and embarrassing episodes of incontinence. Even now I don't know that I can trust that my mind is formulating coherent thoughts and that the words I am using to express myself are lucid once they have been written down. And yet, amidst all of this, the largest indignity I suffer is eating. That, and I like an extraordinarily crappy Madonna album. A MINUS

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you feeling frogbs, leap (The Reverend), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

You get a free CD or digital download w each ticket purchased, and when you go to redeem them the header at the top of the page reads "Get your MDNA (clean) album" despite it not mentioning a clean version anywhere else in the email or on the redemption page. Ugh.

Joan Cusack clumsily running into a water fountain (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the hell indeed

Lil T the Bowed Jet (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Agree with people above...a lot of these songs would be pretty damn good if they were sung by someone who sounded like she was actually trying.

skip, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoever had the idea of putting Girl Gone Wild as the opening track is outta their mind. gets loads better by track 3 but man by halfway through track 2 it was starting to sound like a 21st century version of

piscesx, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

irl lols

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

This miserable album entirely justified its existence once it resulted in me seeing that Teen Witch clip posted upthread.

Look At How Funky He Is! (jer.fairall), Friday, 30 March 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

You may enjoy this episode of Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop, in which we play that clip on the radio....

http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2010/11/freaky-trigger-and-the-lollards-of-pop-series-4-week-9/

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 30 March 2012 09:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm Addicted is Confessions.. standard good IMHO.

piscesx, Friday, 30 March 2012 13:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

beanz meanz lulz (snoball), Sunday, 1 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

It makes a difference hearing this thing in sequence. The two singles remain garbage but I can get down with "Gang Bang," "I'm Addicted," "Some Girls," and "I Don't Give A."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 April 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

saying your name is somewhere between a prayer and a shout~

lex pretend, Friday, 6 April 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exclusive: Madonna MDNA Will Have Biggest Second Week Drop in Chart History

Madonna‘s “MDNA” album had the biggest second week drop in chart history last week, I am told. When all the numbers are in on Tuesday night, “MDNA” will have fallen from number 1 by 88%–from 359,000 copies in its first week to roughly 46,000 the second week. Wow. The first week’s sales, as I revealed exclusively (and then the New York Post lifted it from us), most of Madonna’s first week sales were CDs that were included in the sale of concert tickets. That promotion artificially inflated Madonna’s numbers, putting her first before Lionel Richie and his “Tuskegee” album. In the second week, Richie fell only 47% and sold about 110,000 albums–which is normal. “Tuskegee” will now finish much higher than “MDNA.” I do think that all the people involved in the Madonna ticket-CD deal should apologize to Richie for denying him his rightful place at number 1, starting with Billboard and SoundScan. But Richie’s consolation is that he has a major hit, while “MDNA” is a total dud. So far, “MDNA” has not produced anything like a hit single either, no radio play or anything to provide organic promotion. But Madonna’s concert tour with Live Nation will be a big hit, so it’s not like we have to worry about her financial situation.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Set list was revealed apparenty but I don't think I wanna spoil it

Time, a group with Jam and Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend and I were discussing this story last night, and how much more adeptly Richie has marketed himself to the Target and Walmart crowd.

Also, from what I've read and been told, it's a much better record than it has a right to be: better than Madonna's.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lionel Richie has been ready for the middle-age market since before Madonna was recording

da croupier, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

whereas Madonna has no idea she IS the middle age market

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

no way all the hip dance kids totally love her amirite

Disco Bob & MC Criminal (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

she'll have her "believe" yet, i'm sure

da croupier, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink


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