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  1. I have all the albums including and up to Red (her best) and not including her Xmas album. I enjoyed 1989 but didn't buy it. I have no interest in the new album whatsoever.
  2. I've had two friends tell me in the past fortnight that they watched the doco out of curiosity and that even though they started the film feeling neutral about Lady Gaga, they finished it disliking her. They particularly noticed the grandma song debut scene, the "everyone is leaving me" bullshit after her conversation with terminally-ill Sonja and the awkward topless meeting.
  3. Oh look what you made me do... SNAKES on a PLANE.

    Taylor has quite a few big hits that were written entirely by herself though too - see Love Story and Mine for example. The Speak Now album was very successful too and that was written by her alone in its entirety. Even on 1989, the deluxe edition has a recording of when she first presents her Blank Space demo to Max Martin and Shellback and it sounds pretty close to the final version already, like what they contributed was fairly minor in terms of songwriting. I just think Taylor is a thin-skinned entitled princess whose head has been absolutely done in by the backlash of recent times. This fourth song is supposed to be a love song and yet it is so defensive, uptight and focussed on her public perception still. If it were the other collaborators doing the bulk of the writing, I actually think this side to her WOULDN'T be showing as much, because it's unpleasant, unrelatable and not connecting with her fans.
  4. Thanks for sharing @Suedehead I appreciate the sprinkling of optimism and positivity amidst all the stan wars
  5. What a great article. Rolling Stone have always "got it" as far as Madonna is concerned. When I was a teen, I bought one of their mammoth tomes which essentially amounted to an encyclopedia of modern music. The entry on Madonna is full of praise, quoted below: "Madonna's many career sidelights often obscure the fact that she remains one of the greatest pop acts of all time. Yes, she's made some awful movies, but so did Elvis and the Beatles. Simply put, Madonna makes exemplary pop records. They've embraced the trends of the day while showcasing a feisty personality that lesser pop idols and their keepers can't fake. Like David Bowie during his glory days, Madonna has moved from stylistic strength to strength: she's succeeded so fantastically partly thanks to her skill at picking crafty collaborators, but also because behind all the videos, costumes, quotes and celebrity trappings, she is an exemplary songwriter with a gift for hooks and indelible lyrics, and a better studio singer than her live spectacles attest. Her many albums aren't always perfect, and the early ones include regrettable filler. But when it comes to singles, Madonna has few peers, a deserving candidate for the title of greatest singles artist since the 1960s heyday of the single." The same article gives the Erotica album four stars, which the ratings guide describes as "Excellent. Four-star albums generally represent outstanding perfomances by immortal artists, or peak performances by mere mortals. If you're a fan of the artist or type of music in question, it's hard to go wrong with any of these albums." It was released in 2004, so even back then, RS held Erotica in high esteem.
  6. Oh look what you made me do... SNAKES on a PLANE.

    This is it exactly. When popstars disappear so far up their own asses that they start singing about fame ("Applause") and non-relatable subject matter (celebrity disses), the public quickly loses interest. I do genuinely believe that Taylor is a fantastic songwriter ("All Too Well" is one of the best break-up songs ever written), but she is thin-skinned and the change in public perception / backlash is throwing her off her game massively. She's one of these people that's been told she is special all her life and can't handle any criticism. There were signs of it way back when she got so defensive about Tina Fey's joking at the Golden Globes.
  7. Oh look what you made me do... SNAKES on a PLANE.

    I would've considered myself a big fan of hers in the past and think she has genuine talent and songwriting ability... but man, the tunes are not showing up at all this era. This new song is terrible.
  8. All I Want For Christmas is KFC

    OMG! Mariah is playing at the Sandstone Point Hotel on her Australian tour. That venue is just a pub! It's going to be a very intimate show for her fans...
  9. Miley Cyrus

    So today I found out that the lyric in Younger Now is "You know what goes up must come down" and not "You know what goes up my skirt now".
  10. Gwen Stefani Thread

    Meh. As a Jewel fan, I've had it much tougher than this. TWO Christmas albums and TWO children's albums!
  11. Don't stress what they think, we and most of the general public know the truth. The thing I always love about M is that no matter who she collaborates with, the end result is either good to brilliant. This consistency to me is a clear sign that M is very talented and has a lot of input into the songs. Gaga on the other hand just hasn't produced the goods in her career unless RedOne was at the helm, implying that it was actually he who had the pop-song writing / zeitgeist knack, at the time at least.
  12. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray

    Bought mine - what a fantastic keepsake of two of the best nights of my life
  13. Selena Gomez thread

    I'd never really listened to her before except for Love You Like A Love Song, which was everywhere when I lived in Toronto briefly, but Bad Liar made me wanna check her out more. I'm very surprised because I actually think she's got a strong collection of tunes. Anyone else here think the same or am I alone? Because she lacks a personality, both as far as her voice and artistic presence goes, she's kind of a chameleon who pulls off a bunch of stuff. Same Old Love is a great, bitter song. The Heart Wants What It Wants and Good For You are both great slow jams. Kill Em With Kindness is a highlight on my running playlist and Who Says is a good empowerment anthem. Bad Liar and Fetish are both good songs (particularly the former), but her new album has no release date. Are they aiming for a surprise release or are they holding it back because the singles didn't set the world on fire?
  14. Rebel Heart Tour DVD/Blu-ray: Pre-order now available

    As an Aussie fan whose first live experience of Madonna was on the RHT, this dvd is an important keepsake for me, and something I desperately want to own. I hope it still gets released.
  15. Fuck it, if the letter is real, it only makes me like Madonna more. It's nice to know that even the Queen has bouts of insecurity and career uncertainty. Madonna's not a bad person for sharing private thoughts with a close friend. The close friend IS a bad person for exchanging those thoughts for cash. And yet I still haven't seen a single headline saying "Queen of Pop betrayed by confidante from the past". Funny that. I also love the glimpse into her mind at a time of personal hardship for her. It sounds like the Madonna that emerged shortly after - a woman who values family above fame, and work ethic above celebrity worship - was being born in this struggle. There's a yearning in her voice: "what do I have to do to please these people, and where do I find love and acceptance if not from them?" She'd find the answers a few years later.