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  1. So brilliant that one of her best Dance songs in years is the one to earn her that 50th. And honestly, the mixes of this song are great, if only it were to get a wider vinyl release, and dare i say it, even a video?
  2. Listening to my vinyl in preparation for seeing her in Lisbon next week! Ive lost cout of how many plays its had start to finish - more than any album of hers in years! It really is flawless in many respects. A powerful album for her to have in her catalogue, even if its not been a commercial success.
  3. Is there any further info to show he contributed to the rest of the song? All he has posted are snippets and lyrics from the first intro section. If thats the sum total of his contribution, i wouldnt pay him a dime.
  4. Remixes have been totally disappointing in the last few years, This one is something to be excited by. Honey was so amazing at Homobloc. She totally won me over.
  5. Honey Dijon played her remix at Homobloc in Manchester last weekend and it was so fucking good, I NEED that remix! How is there no news on this. What’s the point in commissioning remixes then not releasing them? It’s been five months since the album was released and we’ve had hardly any mixes at all?!?!?
  6. Looking for Mercy and IDSIF shouldnt be considered bonus tracks. The proper Madame X is the 15 track "deluxe" edition - as reflected by the fact that the vinyl version contains all those tracks. I still cant fathom why they bothered releasing a "standard edition". it benefits absolutely no one and clearly wasnt the album that madonna presented as a finished product.
  7. I agree the vocal effects are my biggest gripe about the album but i cannot let them overshadow what is a quality and solid album. 3 months in and i there isnt a song i skip. So many songs i love.
  8. I think at this point in her life, making the kind of music she is, this has been the perfect roll out. the music industry is no longer what it was. She cant focus on traditional sales methods and instead needs to focus on her hardcore base. The way she has rolled out the album has given her fans something to savour every 7-10 days. i think its been excellent. i havnt got bored of it at any one point. Ive been anticipating something every day since April. I agree this era has been disappointing for remixes, but so what. its such a minute part of it all. She cant have an organic hit nowadays, its just the way it is. dont mourn the loss of that aspect of her career. She is nearly 61 and has done everything. why does she need to keep doing it again!
  9. Has anyone yet managed to work out the point of the Standard edition yet?
  10. Believe me they will try to say she is taking advantage. I think it is genuinely the biggest misconception of Madonna. Always has and always will be. That she is an appropriator. I truly believe her intentions are pure and can see it more and more in her later years, the way she refuses to filter herself. remains true to who she is rather than reducing herself down to being just an Instagram account like someone like Beyonce.
  11. This is still one of the songs i keep coming back to. something about the simplistic melody and lyrics is just so perfect. The "our souls are starving" and "let's go dancing" are such beautiful madonna lines. Its like a reworking of the Into The Groove perspective. And as a Prince fan, i absolutely love the shout out she gives him where all the music drops away. She obviously loved him as an artist. I understand that it didnt really fit the record, but its as good as anything on there IMO.
  12. Im home alone on a Friday night and ive put this record on again, and its giving me so many vibes. Every song a different mood and each one perfect. Even Bitch Im Loca has found its way into my heart. I was a staunch supporter of Rebel Heart - though i felt overwhelmingly that it was a missed opportunity. It was also cursed by having so many good songs, and no cohesive sound or thread. Madame X also has no cohesive "sound" but the fact that she has reduced the amount of producers down helps hugely and it feels like an album not a collection of songs. Mike Dean & Mirwais clearly have an audiophile approach to production and i think it helps. So much of Rebel heart didnt sound good. Plenty of great songs let down by the mixing and some of the rushed production. It still pisses me off that masterpieces like Inside Out will never be recognised as such, but i think she was genuinely so thrown by the leak she didn't have a clue as to how to finish the record. She should be so proud of what she achieved with this one.
  13. Based on what we saw from the Madame X doc - they could edit one together from the Birthday footage taken in Marrakech. I think i would actually prefer to see that as she looked amazing, and it would so fit with the music of the song.
  14. what so i cant express an opinion without being branded 'stupid' around here. You can wheel out cliche statements like "joy/sadness go hand in hand" to try and dismiss what im saying - it still makes it a jarring visual message to me. Batuka is such a dark, menacing, dramatic and serious song. Had the final build been of her performing like this i might feel differently, but it felt like this was her main performance throughout.
  15. And the list of writers and producers on Beyonce's record goes on for days.
  16. yeah i read that before. doesnt change my opinion of it. a music video is about creating a visual work of art and so shouldn't really need the context of an interview to understand it. Other people who see the video without knowing that are also possibly going to feel that same dissonance. Just my observation. i still really like the video.
  17. Video is beautifully shot and i love the simple and respectful premise of the video. Love Adjei's work - very photographic. My only gripe / observation is that Madonna's performance is slightly at odds with the tone of the video. She's bouncing around and smiling throughout. doesnt quite connect for me. I appreciate that they are a joyous group in spite of their history - but the tone of the video is sombre, and madonna's performance isnt?!?!?
  18. I think ultimately people can’t deal with the fact that she lives her life in the best possible way. With enthusiasm and compassion and it kills the people who are caught up in their own negative worlds that they aren’t like that. It’s so much easier for them to be dismissive and negative about her than it is to see and acknowledge another human being living an exemplary life.
  19. I agree. And I believe she is pushing against the far left just as she is against the far right.
  20. I agree to the casual listener it comes across badly. And when I read the lyrics in the preview reviews I shuddered at them. But In the context of the music and the rest of the lyrics I think they are smart and concise. They aren’t poetic. But they serve a purpose. They are pop lyrics for a political spectrum. The whole point is it doesn’t matter that she is a rich white female. The point is she is human. And she sees humans not labels.
  21. YES!!! Its 91-92 Madonna All over. She even sounds exactly like she did back then. Platinum Gold.
  22. So am i the only one thinking the kids choir is a sort of homage stylistically to You Cant Always get What You Want by the Rolling Stones? Its just a fucking brilliant song. Great lyrics. Great music. Great melody. "Front Line I wont stand in the back" just sums her up completely. Its like her own personal manifesto for life.
  23. I just dont understand how the critics could not interpret the meaning of this song correctly. Its so obvious - literally explained in the lyrics. And so beautifully done. Just proves that people will always try and project their own prejudices onto her.
  24. First time i heard it i was sooooo let down as id loved all the pre release tracks to that point. BUT, after a few listens i found myself singing it to myself non stop. After repeated listens it is such an addictive track. It was a ridiculous track to release as a pre-release as it is very polarising on first listen, and contains a lot of the traits in her new music that she gets criticised for (Autotune, featured artist, "trend chasing" genre). but it serves the album thematically, and sums up so well her age old motto of never looking back and always moving forward. I love it.
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