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  1. I Fucked Up is one of those songs that 'could've been'. In fact, It 'could've been' great on American Life. But the production is SO awful on MDNA. I mean, it's tragically awful. This song could probably come alive acoustically some day, but as it stands, it's a dirge and a bore on MDNA.
  2. I hope the term 'loser' is thrown around like candy at this son of a bitch. Because that's what he is, a fucking loser. These assholes control every single lever of government, have been SCREAMING about repealing this for 8 years, and the HOUSE actually HAS attempted to do so like 25 times. Yet, they can't do it. Why? Because they're scared as hell about taking healthcare away from millions of Americans. They just wanted to repeal Obamacare because of Obama. SAD!
  3. While Sky Fits Heaven, Skin, and To Have And Not To Hold are three of my absolute favorites from that album, I voted for Swim. I actually believe that Swim should've been the third single after ROL.
  4. Agree with all of this. I LOVE the production on those two songs. LOVE. I wish she would've ran with that sound for the entire record to be honest.
  5. Oh MDNA. I'll never forget the first time I listened to and halfway through I wanted it to end. That's never happened with a Madonna album. I think it's an astonishingly lazy album from her. The only song I go back to is Beautiful Killer and sometimes Love Spent. Easily at the bottom of my list of Madonna albums and one of the biggest musical disappointments of the decade for me.
  6. http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/03/23/trumpcare-vote-collapses-will-not-happen-tonight.html?via=mobile&source=copyurl Fucking losers. They control all of Washington and can't do what they're screaming about for nearly 10 years. It's been a great week.
  7. Madonna absolutely would have been the biggest YouTube star of her time. And I mean she would have mowed down peers such as Michael, Whitney, and George Michael. If anything, she would have caused THEM to step up their game when it came to visuals, with the exception of maybe Prince, who had a grasp on the artistic synergy between video and music. Mtv and Madonna did go hand and hand, that's indisputable. But while the majority of artists during that time were figuring out how to incorporate video into their songs, Madonna had it figured out and was MILES ahead of anyone else during the 80's and only got better in the 90's. There isn't any reason at all to think she wouldn't have been miles ahead of everyone else if YouTube had existed during her reign. Period.
  8. Inside of Me is one of the prettiest, softest, most tender songs she's ever done. It's stunning. I think if she wanted to go down the "safe" route when it came to singles off of this album, it should've gone like this. Secret Take A Bow Forbidden Love Don't Stop Inside of Me So yes, it's absolutely single worthy 😊
  9. BEAUTIFUL. I'm just so happy she chose to perform this. So happy. It's such a gorgeous, sweet, lyrically beautiful song that never seems to get the appreciation it deserves. I'm really hoping she does this in grand production form on the next tour.
  10. Don't Stop WOULD have made a fun single regardless of my personal feelings for it. I think it's one of the weaker tracks on the album, but when you look at what it's up against in terms of lyrics and vocals, it's not the fault of the song really. BS is a lush, lyrical adventure and I think DS just kind of stands out as that awkward Madonna song that's on all of her albums. Coming off of the success of TAB, it could've been the new Cherish or True Blue. Non fans that have heard it just love it.
  11. I mulled over Survival or Forbidden Love. I ended up going with FL only because I think it could've been this albums Rain after releasing the unconventional Human Nature and Bedtime Story. Plus, it was mainstream and very current at the time and Madonna's ballads were on fire in the 90's.
  12. OMG this is amazing! She's seriously one the BEST celebrities EVER. Love her.
  13. These FBI hearings are a beautiful thing to keep tabs on today. They shut down Trump's absurd wiretapping claims and confirmed there's an investigation into the whole Russia fiasco. The fact that Comey is so tight lipped about it makes me wonder if they really do have some concrete evidence on any dealings. Overall, it's a really bad day for Trump.
  14. Perhaps we can sit next to each other in class.
  15. It's extremely telling that the few Trump supporters/voters this thread had are so silent. Rather transparent, don't you think?
  16. This is an interesting topic. I slightly disagree with the notion that Madonna isn't defended/praised/recognized by other female musicians I remember during the whole teen pop explosion of the late 90's when Britney, Christina, Jessica were tripping over themselves to compliment the queen. Hell, I even remember members of boy bands singing her praises. She just doesn't seem to need to be defended against the charges leveled at her, namely, because she's Madonna and also because she does such a good job of thumbing her nose at society and critics at every turn. Whether it be through what she says or what she does. And I don't buy into the notion there's this raging jealously among other female pop stars when it comes to Madonna either. Yes, I'm sure there's a few. Gaga obviously stands out like a sore thumb with her inherit and insatiable need to follow in M's footsteps. But for the most part, I would call resounding respect, admiration, and awe. With each passing year, Madonna gives these women another page to study from her playbook. With each tour and album, they get to see the ONLY living pop legend show them how to navigate their careers as they age. The time will come when her career is celebrated from the rooftops, I feel it coming, but now just isn't the time. I think with her next release, it'll coincide with her 60th birthday, and close to the 40th year since her debut. At this point, I feel there will be a pretty large display of goodwill towards her in terms of media and press coverage. At least I hope so, she deserves one last commercial peak. Oh, and for those of you dissing or dismissing Debbie Harry? You need to educate yourselves when it comes to her influence and career. She's a pioneer in every single way.
  17. Agree with this performance and everything you said. Crowds KNEW this song. They sang along!
  18. They voted for him based on nothing more than their own fear, hatred, ignorance, and paranoia of Obama and the notion that Hillary was going to come and take away their liberty and guns. I have absolutely ZERO sympathy for them. You dug your grave, so jump on in.
  19. It's hypnotic. It's comforting, melancholy, and uplifting. The song is 4:48 minutes long, yet it truly feels to last for an hour. Each and every time I listen to it, I'm taken on the journey I feel she wanted the listener to be on. Easily in my top 10 songs of hers of all time. Absolutely gorgeous.
  20. Yeah, I don't know what the fuck is going on over at CNN. Jake Tapper is the best guy they have over there for laying Trump out on his bullshit in such a methodical way. MSNBC has really, REALLY stepped up their game and become something of the anti-Fox they tried to do during the Bush administration. I've been really impressed with them.
  21. I agree with this completely. But, I think at this point she could probably garner some kind of juicy supporting role in the same vain as Jessica Lange's comeback. While Cher doesn't have the acting chops as Lange, she's still pretty formidable. If she got the right role, I have no doubt that she'd be awarded as a legacy artist and wine a Golden Globe or something. If she can tour again, she sure as hell can act again.
  22. I'm pretty much down screaming about every batshit crazy, stupid, or ignorant thing he says/does/tweets. I'll lose my fucking voice. And on a literal note, we'll all lose our collective voices if we project outrage at every little thing and make it into 'breaking news' or controversy. At this point, nothing can make me any more angry or frustrated than I already am. Why are pundits not talking about his horrendous budget proposals? I turned on CNN last night and Anderson Cooper opened his show with this insane wiretapping shit. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS BULLSHIT. Talk about the funding cuts of programs that will truly affect the idiots that voted for him. This wiretapping fiasco seems to be playing out exactly how Trump wanted it to. How have they not opened their eyes to his method? -Tweet or say something crazy -Watch the media go into a frenzy over it for days on end. -Double down on it -Continue to lie -Then claim that it was published or that he simply 'repeated' something he read. All the while, he continues to move along with his terrifying nationalist agenda.
  23. I'm kind of surprised to see so many votes for WISH. I expected Words and Waiting to run away with this poll. WISH is a fine song, but I don't go back to it often. Words was what was all over the radio at the time and was one of the 'safer' songs off on the album. It wouldn't have been a number one smash, but I think it would've ridden the success of Rain into the top 10.
  24. No, I should've been more clear. Cherish is the superior song lyrically. 😊
  25. The production and vocals on Cherish give the lyrics more meaning than the flat, cold lyrics and production of TUTR. That being said, I really like TUTR.