MADONNA - MDNA (2012)

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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

read the comments on that Forbes article

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

This whole Madonna/Lionel thing suddenly makes me feel like I'm living in a weirdo version of the 80s.

Look at how funky he is! (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, i passed by an electronics/music store downtown that had a new release slate and it was
MADONNA
IRON MAIDEN
LIONEL RICHIE
KATY PERRY

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leftsetz ragging on Madonna almost makes me want to buy this

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

The Reverend, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Madonna‘s “MDNA” album had the biggest second week drop in chart history last week, I am told.

well she's all about the drop these days right?

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

www.rimshot.com

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

which does not lead where i woulda thought it would

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

This album is not actually as unrelentingly terrible as you ppl say it is.

It does sound, however, like she went to all the trouble of throwing this amazing fabulous party - and then couldn't be bothered turning up for it.

I want to smother him in electronic butter. (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 3 August 2012 09:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Picks up considerably in the second half, so I'm glad I persisted with it. I Don't Give A and I'm A Sinner have been enjoyable circle rides where she stops crowing about how awesome it is Being Madonna, and gets back to the serious business of, y'know, being Madonna.

I want to smother him in electronic butter. (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 3 August 2012 09:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, Falling Free.

I cannot believe the difference between the two halves of this album. Like, side 1, which is all "drugs, sex, shooting dudes in the head" is completely phoned in, like she didn't even turn up at the studio, went through the motions, etc. But then the second half, which is all "musings on life and love and ageing and the death and decay of impossible love" and then suddenly she stops phoning it in, and MADONNA turns up.

Like she's only doing the "yay, parties, clubbing!" stuff to fulfill contractual obligations, but the album tracks that come when that's out the way are subtly amazing.

I want to smother him in electronic butter. (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Friday, 3 August 2012 10:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's actually pretty unrelentingly terrible.

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Friday, 3 August 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

completely forgot that this even came out

giallo pudding pops (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 3 August 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

It does pick up towards the end, but after that tedious first half-hour I feel like "hey, this isn't completely crap" rather than "ok, this is a good song"

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 3 August 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

so glad this bombed in the US.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 3 August 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

By referring to Madonna as a fairground stripper, Elton has basically described 99% of all female pop singers out there today. Their shtick consists of look changes, showing a boob, showing a piece of ass, pretending to be bisexual etc etc etc. The saddest thing is that gay men have supported the careers of these women.

I honestly don't know why men who are interested sexually in men have gone and supported the careers of women who appeal sexually to men who are not like us. Strange, isn't it?

Posted by: jason | Aug 6, 2012 8:55:23 AM

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 6 August 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here let me just fix that up for you

The saddest thing is that gay men have supported the careers of these women.

I honestly don't know why men who are interested sexually in men have gone and supported the careers of women who appeal sexually to men who are not like us. Strange, isn't it?

Posted by: jason | Aug 6, 2012 8:55:23 AM

the mandy moorhols (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 6 August 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to Hard Candy a couple months ago and it didn't seem nearly as bad as I remembered.

I don't think I've ever been more wrong, more often, more vehemently, in as many different ways, over a longer period of time, and with as many supposedly clear-eyed self-revisions as with Madonna. There was never a Madonna album I liked on first listen. I'm still suddenly falling in love with old singles I hated. It's all on an upward curve, though, so there's something pleasingly right to me about her confidence, which makes me laugh. I feel silly offering strong opinions about her music at all anymore, one way or the other (given how much I now like Hard Candy, I suspect MDNA is better than this thread's borderline consensus, but of course I'm going to think that).

I will say, I now might vote the other way on that TS: Madonna vs. Elvis thread. The not-trying/not-showing-up-to-the-studio quality discussed above strikes me as a refinement of something that was always mysteriously there (or not there) in her singing. To me it's the sound of close, fascinated, concerned attentiveness to the contours of a melody just within reach of her ability, almost child-like with wonder or conscientiousness or both, but which winds up registering emotionally as all kinds of intimacy and attitude. Or maybe that's just me. Anyway, I'm beginning to think I'd love her if she'd never released anything but the last two albums...

Pete Scholtes, Saturday, 11 August 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I am at the show in Philly right now. Her opening act is a DJ playing an hour-long set of 45-second snippets of songs while everyone just sits and watches.

the mandy moorhols (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also he has played FOUR Madonna songs as well as the opening riff of "Eye Of The Tiger". This guy is the WORST and his only shot of redeeming himself is playing "If Madonna Calls" or maybe even just "Queen's English"

the mandy moorhols (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

What hath Girl Talk wrought.

Earth, Wind & Fire & Alabama (Eazy), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit that was so much fun.

the mandy moorhols (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

So we found tickets for the show tonight on eBay for $35 each. Wisely skipping the opening DJ.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 12 October 2012 04:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Two hours of Vigilant Citizen pop-celebrity Illuminati/Osiris shlock set to dubstep. Some parts legitimately great, but weird apocalyptic vibe was more off-putting WTF than ridiculously engaging. Suspect Roger Waters would like this show a lot.

More than once, gf and I turned to each other and said "is she really drunk?"

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 12 October 2012 19:05 (1 year ago) Permalink


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