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  1. Note the difference: "American Indian" vs "Native Indian." American Indian is still accepted, but the simple term "Indian" not so much.
  2. Well, number one, there is no need to be rude, number two I am not a sjw, and number three, you are wrong. A "Native Indian" would be someone who was born in India. The reason that the term "Indians" stuck was because when the Americas were discovered the explorers believed that they were IN India, so they called the native tribes "Indians." If you ask Native Americans today if they want to be called "Indians" they will tell you that they do not. SO, my point is that I don't know why Madonna didn't just write, "I will be Native American, if the tribe is taken" or something to that effect. To those comments above, which got out of hand because I mentioned "Killers" in a "Batuka" video thread... I am well aware of gay people being burned, women being raped, the poor being downtrodden, etc. I do not live under a rock, my point is that IN MY OPINION these two songs could have really used some polishing in the lyrics department. I love all of Madonna's albums in different ways, but I will be the first one to say that "Superstar" "Birthday Song" "Spanish Lesson" or "Beat Goes On" are head scratchers among otherwise brilliant bodies of work and I can say the same about certain tracks from MADAME X. I feel some tension in some of the commentary and perhaps some of that comes from the fact that I am a new poster to this forum, sadly Madonna Xfinity closed shop and I was forced to relocate, lol! Don't take me as a hater or a troll, I am a genuine fan that just doesn't feel that I have to enjoy everything and I also have the right to say I don't like a track or a look. It doesn't make me a less-than fan.
  3. Oh? I'm not a huge fan of "Dark Ballet" but I like the video, I think it's awesome.
  4. Untrue. I’ve made it clear that my opinions are just that, opinions. However, there is no such thing as a “Native Indian” in North America. I don’t understand why this bothers you so much, it’s simply the truth. As far as me not liking the song as a whole, well, that is my personal taste. To me “Killers” is on the same level as “Hey You” which again, IMO should have never been released. Anyway, back to the point... I’m still interested to see what the “Batuka” video looks like. If it’s anything like “Dark Ballet” the video will improve the song.
  5. No, that’s not it and it isn’t political, it’s incorrect. I don’t like “Killers” because I think it’s subpar, the “Native Indian” part is confusing. Again, I don’t have to like what you like and vice versa.
  6. “Native Indian” is politically incorrect to the point of being offensive. Native Americans aren’t Indians. I was actually shocked that Madonna used this terminology to force a rhyme. “Medellín” is different, IMO, as it’s polished, flows, and has structure, and the vocals are smooth. Again, I like my M songs polished and to me these sound like demos. We don’t have to like the same things as both of our opinions are valid. P.S. I have no idea why the second part of my post is larger.
  7. It’s not disrespectful, I just don’t like them. I love 15 out of 18 tracks. I don’t have to like everything. Also, I don’t move the tracks around, just cut them. I think “Dark Ballet” has the most promise, but the overuse of vocoder on the Joan of Arc quotes makes you strain to understand the words and “Supreme hoodie” isn’t known well enough to make sense to most listeners. “Killers,” to me, is the worst track on the album, a wonderful concept with a beautiful chorus but odd verses... there is no such thing as a “native Indian” for example. “Batuka” has a good beat, but I think it could be a lot better, again, delivery and lyrics. Truthfully, the people for whom I have played the album aren’t fans of these three, either, and they very much enjoy Madonna. i prefer a more polished pop Madonna which is why I like the bonus material more than those 3 tracks. I’m a huge M fan, so I love the vast majority of her work, but some things just don’t work for me. On the other hand I am very excited about the tour and what she has in store. I think “Dark Ballet” will be an interlude and she will perform “Batuka.” “Killers” to me is a toss up.
  8. I don't think the structure of "Batuka" is what bothers me, as I said before, I think her vocals are too nasally or somehow processed in an unflattering way, the lyrics are somewhat amateur for her, but at the end of the day, she's not really actually singing a song, she's just sort of sing-talking. I find it so amusing that when I put my version of the album together I omitted "Dark Ballet" "Batuka" and "KIllers" and replaced them with "Ciao Bella" "Back That Up" and "Funana" while so many other fans seem to LOVE those 3. I just find them hard to listen to with "Dark Ballet" being the most palatable.
  9. I don’t really understand the love for “Batuka” to be honest. I think there are several other songs on the album that deserve a video.
  10. I completely understood your post. I was just elaborating on it. No need to be ugly. The charts don't bother me, MX is an amazing album, so who cares?
  11. And they did. I think it's sitting at number 77 on the BB 200. So outrageous that there is sub standard music that sits on the charts for ages now and a piece of art like MX is ignored. The music industry never ceases to let me down.
  12. Does anyone know if an HD recording was made? I'm sure there was but I haven't located one.
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