TS: Madonna's "Like A Prayer" vs "Erotica"

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A difficult choice. Erotica is a lot of people's favorite Maddie studio album, and while it's not mine, lately it's got the edge over Like A Prayer because the dance stuff is insistent and quietly sleazy in a way that the Sex book wasn't and even the best LAP songs aren't. For some reason I always imagine Everything But The Girl listening closely to the after-hours melancholy that "Words," "Waiting," and especially "Deeper & Deeper" evoke; I'm thinking specifically of EBTG's "Lullaby of Clubland" and "Wrong."

But the "Like A Prayer" single/video (can you separate the two?) is just...is there any other song in rock which constructs an analogy between sex and religion so vulgarly, so campily, so purple? Everything about the song is glorious: the use of synth-bass and regular bass, the live drums, how the choir subtly enters as the song builds in drama during the "Life is a mystery..." section. I listen to "Like A Prayer" and wonder why so many people think the name listed as co-producer and co-writer had no input.

The rest? The Prince collab "Love Song" is arch and coy in a side-A-of-Sign O' The Times-manner, "Til Death To Us Part" is her best album track (marital discord sent to crunchy guitar-bass-drums), "Cherish" and "Keep It Together" as underrated as they are charming and lived-in.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 22 October 2005 22:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

even the best LAP songs aren't

Which is a pity if you think about good lap songs and their contexts.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 October 2005 22:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And I've heard some good lap songs in my time.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 22 October 2005 22:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

*rim shot*

Suffice to say you are so perfectly *right* about "Like a Prayer" (the song, as I'm less familiar with the album) that it almost ends all debate. In retrospect, the whole 89 to 92 time period intrigues me in that it seems almost out of time rather than of it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 October 2005 22:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

In retrospect, the whole 89 to 92 time period intrigues me in that it seems almost out of time rather than of it.

And it's the time when so many impossible, hopeless claims were made about Madonna (Paglia, et al) that "Like A Prayer" stands as a jump-the-shark moment. She would go on to make several great singles and some very good albums, but her Relevance As Cultural Force vanished, anan artist/multimedia phenom like Madonna (like Bowie) requires the projections of fans and crtics in order to keep her engines stoked.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Bowie comparison is apt and almost a commonplace now, but you can argue, I think, that the key difference between them is that Bowie was always a liminal figure for most of his career (in the US at least, likely less so in the UK) where Madonna *was* pop, front and center and therefore inescapable to a large degree. My own feelings was that it was surprisingly easy for me to let go of Madonna-as-tracking-presence after the early nineties, and that whatever chart etc. marks made since then made me think 'well, yeah, of course' rather than to think 'gosh isn't it amazing how relevant and forward thinking and etc. she still is' -- which is part of what can also kill the mystique.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bowie and Madonna at this point in their careers are largely take-it-or-leave-it. I'll still run out to buy Reality and American Life but it's largely due to longstanding fandom. Madonna may have the edge in that if I hear and love a new single (which, as you admit, Ned, is much easier since Madonna is a pop star first and foremost) I'll run a little faster.

Alfred Soto (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who needs to run when you can download? ;-)

As for the larger questions here, Tim Finney, O'so/Nicole and Ally to thread!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Like a Prayer" is her best album, "Erotica" is her worst.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I listen to "Like A Prayer" and wonder why so many people think the name listed as co-producer and co-writer had no input

that's kind of the story of her career, isn't it? she had a decade-plus run in which she seemed to release albums and singles nearly nonstop (she was way more prolific than the average superstar), and the quality almost never flagged. she managed this with a revolving door of collaborators, and just about the only thing that connects the dots through her catalog is her own credit. i don't recall patrick leonard doing anything with any other artist. i don't recall shep pettibone continuing to write, or co-write, great songs after he and madge split. and yet the men get all the credit.

sexism blah blah blah. anti-popism blah blah blah. i've always assumed there was something more to it than easy answers like that, but i could never put my finger on it. though maybe it has something to do with my own reaction to the way she's always presented herself in public, to her almost pathologically cold, stiff persona. i can't stand her. love her records, though. and admire the hell out of her work ethic and consistency. and think she's a hell of a songwriter.

fact checking cuz (fcc), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

both damn good albums, though i've always had a soft spot for the great half of true blue and the great three-fifths of like a prayer where she perfected her old-school pop voice before she started going new-school on us.

fave song on like a prayer: "dear jessie."

fact checking cuz (fcc), Saturday, 22 October 2005 23:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But the "Like A Prayer" single/video (can you separate the two?) is just...is there any other song in rock which constructs an analogy between sex and religion so vulgarly, so campily, so purple?


Madonna = not rock.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 23 October 2005 11:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Like A Prayer is a v. good album (alfred OTM wrt "Till Death Do Us Part") but it can't really compete with Erotica.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Sunday, 23 October 2005 12:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Erotica is the pinnacle of Madonna's career in terms of full lengths, I think.

The Lex (The Lex), Sunday, 23 October 2005 15:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Yes.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 6 April 2007 00:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Odd, I thought people didn't really like Erotica. I certaily didn't think it was the pinnacle of her career, in public opinion.

I don't love the album, but I certainly don't dislike it. I think it's really a mood question. Very different moods. But based on overall quality, I'm definitely for Like A Prayer. Act of Contrition, Love Song, Till Death Do Us Part, Oh Father, Express Yourself, Like A Prayer - all just kindof astounding.

Some of the production on Erotica is TOO noisy for me, kind of like how Tori's From The Choirgirl feels by the end. Too many synth stabs or something. And some of the songwriting doesn't settle right with me, like Bad Girl? I just don't know about that. I mean it's funny at least.

No I could never call Erotica the pinnacle of Mad's career, not beside ablums like True Blue, Like a Prayer, Like a Virgin, Bedtime Stories and Confessions. Those have all influenced me way more.

Surmounter, Friday, 6 April 2007 12:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

The best Madonna album vs. the worst? No match.

"Like a Prayer" is a great collection of beautiful songs, including her 3 best ever ballads, whilst "Erotica" is almost unlistenable and the worst rubbish she has ever come up with.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 6 April 2007 15:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

From what I know about Erotica I couldn't possibly care less about it. Like A Prayer, though is one of my fave and most memorable songs of hers.

I seem to be on a bit of a Madonna trip at the moment, starting with her first album...now I'm looking forward to hearing the Like A Virgin album in its entirety for the first time...I hate "Material Girl" and the title track, but have very good memories of "Angel" and "Dress You Up".

But no, Alfred, she isn't better than Kate Bush, and you won't catch me in a dark alley saying so, so watch your mouth on the Aerial thread.

Bimble, Saturday, 7 April 2007 04:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also Lily Allen is miles better than Madonna.

Bimble, Saturday, 7 April 2007 04:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

You and I may never dance. Guilty feet, etc.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 7 April 2007 06:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hahaha..well go dance with Mr. you know who...Mr...George Michael...hahaha

Bimble, Saturday, 7 April 2007 08:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

George Michael Waltz Lessons!

Only $10.95 for 10 episodes of George Michael Waltz Lessons!

In the year 2015. It will make so much money.

Bimble, Saturday, 7 April 2007 08:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think the odd thing about Geir's opposition is that Like A Prayer and Erotica probably resemble eachother as much as either of them resemble any other of Madonna's albums. There's often a sleazier vibe to both the house beats and Madonna's vocals on the latter album, but otherwise I'm not quite sure why someone would like "Love Song" but not "Waiting", or "Keep It Together" but not "Why's It So Hard", or "Spanish Eyes" but not "In This Life", or "Til Death Do Us Part" but not "Words".

Tim F, Saturday, 7 April 2007 08:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I see your point but I think the LAP songwriting is much better, and the production is smarter. It's like comparing Club Monaco to Hot Topic, in terms of production. I know that's random, I just woke up. Love Song is tooo classic to compare to anything on Erotica. Spanish Eyes is awesome songwriting - In This Life is stodgier, cornier.

I don't know, you and Alfred are clearly popists. No?

Like a Virgin is one of my fav Mad albums - the title track and Material Girl are so good, Bimble! Dress You Up rules too. As for Lily Allen, I've only heard 2 songs and all I can say is she's different (than Madonna). But I wouldn't say she's better, cuz she's just going for something so different, even though they're both "pop." I don't think we should lump it all into the same compare-these-to-each-other category.

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 13:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol "clearly popists" = outed!

Like A Virgin's second half is the weakest of her career.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 7 April 2007 13:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol

i kinda like the 2nd half, it's kooky and fun. and Love Don't Live Here Anymore is so great!

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 13:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Spanish Eyes" is surely cheesier than "In This Life", her ragged vocals in the chorus sound rather drag queen.

Tim F, Saturday, 7 April 2007 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Tim, are you Tim Finney or someone else?

Bimble, Saturday, 7 April 2007 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

i know but i feel it's endearing cheesy and not cliche cheesy

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 14:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

But "In This Life" has so much dissonance -- those synth block chords, the classical swirls, the minor chords played on the keyboard -- that it reenforces the declarative force of her lyrics.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Saturday, 7 April 2007 15:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

ugh i'd listen to it now but i left it at work.

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 15:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think the odd thing about Geir's opposition is that Like A Prayer and Erotica probably resemble eachother as much as either of them resemble any other of Madonna's albums.

"Like a Prayer" is the most melodic and least dance-oriented Madonna album. "Erotica" is the opposite, with particularly the title track being the worst thing she has ever made.

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 7 April 2007 16:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

""Like a Prayer" is the... least dance-oriented Madonna album."

Probably the worst thing about it. But anyway let's talk about Madonna's albums as they actually are rather than simply resort to vague received wisdom. Surely her first and last albums are both significantly more dance oriented than Erotica, which I count as having only 4 club-tempo numbers ("Fever", "Deeper & Deeper", "Thief of Hearts" and "Words"; "Why's It So Hard" could possibly work at more laidback nights).

Which means it's about on par with Ray of Light and Music (and one suspects that the latter would have more club numbers if it had more than 10 tracks).

Tim F, Saturday, 7 April 2007 17:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

BTW Bimble yes I am Tim Finney

Tim F, Saturday, 7 April 2007 17:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have no idea what to say about Erotica, the song. it baffles me.

though I think Like A Prayer ventures into quaint territory, I don't know that the WORST thing about it is that it's not very dance-oriented.

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 17:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Surely her first and last albums are both significantly more dance oriented than Erotica

Dunno. "Erotica" last for almost 80 minutes and contains various styles and genres, but the most well-known tracks (and also the ones championed by ILM's most typical dance-fans) are very much dance-oriented.

Yes, the debut and some of her most recent ones are also rather danceable. But they do also contain tunes. Proper good-old-fashioned tunes with verse and chorus at all. Not rapping or talking instead, like on "Erotica" (and "Justify My Love" - those two tuneless and absolutely unlistenable "songs" are the worst Madonna tracks ever!)

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

see i really like justify my love, but i used to dislike it when i was younger. now i feel like it could be considered a weird sortof sister song to Love Song. they're both minimalist, justify my love is just minimalist in a more obvious way.

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Minimalism is never a good idea. Maximalism forever!

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Plus, btw. mind you, just because I like "Like a Prayer" doesn't necessarily mean I like "This Is Not a Lovesong", which may be the most atypical song on that album. I love "Like a Prayer" first and foremost for "Spanish Eyes", "Dear Jessie", "Oh Father" and "Promise To Try".

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Love Song and Act of Contrition are highlights for me. Dear Jessie is hilarious.

Surmounter, Saturday, 7 April 2007 18:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is there some correlation between the fact that I've been listening to Fleetwood Mac's Tusk album lately and this album shares two song titles with Madonna's Like A Virgin album? "Over and Over" and "Angel".

Bimble, Sunday, 8 April 2007 04:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also, what if Madonna got together with Throbbing Gristle? That would be great. Just kidding. I think.

Bimble, Sunday, 8 April 2007 04:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Like A Virgin album turned out to be a big fat dud, aside from Into The Groove, Dress You Up, and Love Don't Live Here Anymore. Also I find I can't bear to listen to the song Like A Prayer. It's not 1989 anymore, folks. And I'm not in a club.

Bimble, Sunday, 8 April 2007 22:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Geir's willingness to jumble up the same four or five words and apply them to Erotica over the span of decades is admirable.

Geir's willingness to address one of the best crossover examples of what must be his least favorite style of music is not.

Eric H., Sunday, 8 April 2007 22:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

Like A Virgin album turned out to be a big fat dud, aside from Into The Groove, Dress You Up, and Love Don't Live Here Anymore

"Angel"!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 8 April 2007 23:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Material Girl" is the best thing about that album. Pointing forward to the not single-minded Madonna of the "Like a Prayer" album, being able to do other genres than just dance.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 8 April 2007 23:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Too bad "Crazy For You" wasn't on the "Like a Virgin" album though. Would have been a perfect closing track.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 8 April 2007 23:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Material Girl" is the best worst thing on that album.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Sunday, 8 April 2007 23:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

"just dance"

Eric H., Monday, 9 April 2007 00:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Also Lily Allen is miles better than Madonna.

This negates any credit you get for defending Kate Bush.

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 9 April 2007 00:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Losing My Mind" is a Sondheim number predating both songs by several years.

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

aha thx

unban dictionary (blueski), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 20:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Erotica is a lot of people's favorite Maddie studio album

??? the mind boggles as to who the "a lot of people" in this statment are...i.e. like the vast majority of people in the world that don't even remember erotica at all?

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 20:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

The vast majority of us who have better ears and believe in freedom.

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 20:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also better butts.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

wouldn't a lot of ppl's favorite be like a virgin?

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

(don't want to see your butt kevin, no offense)

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

What people? I've never heard anyone rep for it. In order of frequency of mention: Like a Prayer, The Immaculate Collection, Erotica.

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

None, Madonna sucks (8 votes, 50%)

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

the 21 million ppl that bought like a virgin as opposed to 5 mil that bought erotica?

also, i looked at erotica's tracklist and can't even recognize or think of one song on it besides the title track.

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

"Deeper and Deeper"?

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

honestly doesn't ring a bell.

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

but according to yr polls maybe it's actually "ray of light"

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

"It can't be this popular! I haven't heard it!"

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

"deeper and deeper"? "bad girl"? those were both biggish, both great too. i could have sworn "justify my love" is on it too, but i guess not.

anyway, erotica looks to be the muso choice but no it is not the global consensus pick by any means

xps

the people vs peer gynt (goole), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok so we're really gonna sit her and pretend that "deeper and deeper" and "erotic" are as well known as "like a virgin" "express yourself" "cherish" "material girl" "like a prayer" etc etc?

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

You seriously don't know this song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc_42BbKqU4&feature=player_embedded

I actually was going to say Ray of Light but was wondering if Google would turn up enough data points to back me up; funnily enough, the other album that gets mentioned a lot is... Confessions of a Dancefloor.

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xpost, justify my love is on "it takes a nation of millions to hold us back" actually)

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

(xxpost) ah yeah okay i remember it now

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

critics /= "people," btw

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

I mean seriously, it's not like ppl are going "WTF you've never heard 'Rain' before?????????"

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'm not talking about rock critics, i'm talking about actual human beings!

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i was about to say, what about "rain"? :-/

horseshoe, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

i bet when those songs aren't in the big karaoke catalog.

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha I should have gone with "Fever" since that was a big club hit but didn't do anything on the pop chart

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

LAP, too easily.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

(also "Erotica" hit #3 so I'm betting a ton of ppl do actually remember it)

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can we call Erotica a critical fave (perhaps noting that Madonna signifies most as a singles artist [if even that, really]) and then get back to dancing/our better butts?

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kevin John Bozelka's butt is NOT canon

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kevin John Bozelka's butt is NOT canon

Uh oh. Is that Hi Dere's new login name (or whatever those things are called)?

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha no, I only pick on Mondays

I have a set of penises leftover from some bach party somewhere (HI DERE), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 21:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't think any of Madonna's albums are particularly well-remembered by people generally, outside of the singles - Matt do "the people" whose opinion you want to put forward here remember any tracks from Like A Virgin outside its two big hits (and "Angel" at a stretch)? Like A Virgin is possibly Madonna's least talked-about album-qua-album.

Like A Prayer probably would rate best in terms of "songs people remember" but only because, like, over half the tracks were released as singles and all had reasonably strong promo push.

But in general what "the people" remember is The Immaculate Collection.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anyway you should go and listen to Erotica, it's fantastic. A bit sad though: a friend pointed out to me recently that "Words" has really good lyrics, and I immediately thought to myself "yeah I like it too, but isn't that supposed to be the worst song on the album lyrically?", and then I realised she was comparing it to recent Madonna lyrics.

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

But in general what "the people" remember is The Immaculate Collection.

i would absolutely agree w/this and it's the only madonna i will ever need

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

but there's nothing from erotica on it. :(

horseshoe, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

surely people remember true blue as an album, given how many of its songs were singles? and standards, at that.

always got the impression that like a prayer was the consensus ::canon:: favourite, with a smaller but significant minority of critics/fans (most of whom are pretty hardcore madonna fans) repping for erotica.

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

(the erotica backers are, of course, correct.)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Singles to album track ratio of True Blue: 5/0
Like a Prayer: 6/11

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

er, 5/9

post-contrarian meta-challop 2009 (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 22:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha i was gonna say true blue is like rift in the space time continuum!

the turdlike genius of Jeff Tweete´ (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Then Play Long writes a little letter to Madonna: http://nobilliards.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/madonna-like-prayer.html

agincourtgirl, Sunday, 28 June 2015 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

til death do us part is my favorite madonna song at this point. It's just utterly irresistible. That dry-ass chicken clucking against the liquid guitar splashes and that melllooodyyyy, oh heavens help me.

Every time I play LAP all the way through I like it more and more as an album too. Might be my favorite Madonna album as a whole now.

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:41 (one year ago) Permalink

SHE'S NOT IN LOVE WITH HIM ANYMORE

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

i listened to this album yesterday and 1. i don't think i voted for "cherish" in the madonna poll 2. i think it's my favorite madonna song now? 3. it's at least the closest she came to recording a scritti politti song. that instrumentation!

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Why did we both listen to this album yesterday? ~mysteries~

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

'Till Death Do Us Part' is perfection, one of my Top 4 tracks on the LP along with the title track, 'Dear Jessie' and 'Oh Father' ... I've been listening to Like a Prayer a lot recently. Excellently produced, almost every song is fantastic and it has Prince on it!

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:50 (one week ago) Permalink

WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S NOT IN THE COMPUTER!?

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 19 June 2017 11:59 (five days ago) Permalink

Wait, how come Erotica has been polled twice and Like a Prayer hasn't been polled at all?

(Not counting the artist poll, of course)

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 19 June 2017 19:00 (five days ago) Permalink


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