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He was on morning tv and reported about M being at Brits and commented that new music is very good! He is a fan! Has interviewed her in the past and spoken how lovely she was.

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I hope we will get that photo in HQ, whatever it is or whatever era it was :D

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2000 Madonna albums (metascore):

Music (80/100)

American Life (60/100)

Confessions (80/100)

Hard Candy (65/100)

MDNA (64/100)

Based on the 9 tracks I have heard plus some small reviews, I'd say the album might get something between (70-80). And that's actually pretty good score

Whoever came up with those scores, were they in pain? May be they should have taken the dildos out of their asses, because those scores are ignorantly stupid!!

Music: 90/100

American Life: 100/100

Confessions: 100/100

Hard Candy: 80/100

MDNA: 80/100

Rebel Heart: 100/100!!!

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What annoys me about how metacritic is how do they do come up with the actual numbers to represent certain reviews. Because there are some reviews that don't give an actual grade or number of stars. Sometimes it seems there are reviews that are very positive (not just of Madonna but of other artists as well) but then metacritic will only give it a 60 or 70 when the actual review said nothing negative about the album.

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anyone know where this pic is from? and is he the first one who can do this review because he heard the full official album or because he heard the leaks? and isn't he a hater?

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Well, the picture is a new one from the album photoshoot.

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I rather despise Dan Wotton but he has commented on Twitter in a reply its an exclusive picture, which clearly means it's an album shoot picture, no shock there. Also he says he loves the album, which can only be a good thing, good press always helps

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Didn't Dan interview her for MDNA in 2012? I believe it was her only British tv interview to promote the album. He seems to really like her. I can't see anyone not liking the album if they like pop music! How could anyone not find something in the album to enjoy?

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Is it on the Sun cover???

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Guest Rachelle of London

He loves Madonna but he's so annoying. :lmao:

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Guest Rachelle of London

I just asked him if he's doing any Madonna interviews and he instantly responded saying he hopes so but can't confirm anything yet

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I just asked him if he's doing any Madonna interviews and he instantly responded saying he hopes so but can't confirm anything yet

So no then

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I'll go hide every single paper with copies of The Sun if she is on the cover!

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^ You know, that's probably her most iconic tabloid front cover since this: :wow:

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I agree. I think it will DESERVE 80, but knowing lame journalists, I fear there will be several comments along the lines of "some of her most brilliant material but really should have been trimmed to a tighter album" blah blah fucking blah.

This. Most critics are against long albums with eclectic styles so I'm not expecting anything higher than 75. I won't even be shocked if this becomes her lowest metascore because the devoted haters will have an easy way with the vulgar lyrics. M's most critically acclaimed works have always been the non-controversial ones. But who cares anyways? American Life only has a 60 but it's one of m favorite records of all time.

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Yeah, I agree. My expectations are really low. Critics will probably eat her out for the numbers of tracks, how poorly sequenced they are and for the subjects of songs like Holy Water and S.E.X.

Hope I'm wrong, cause the album deserves way more.

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Critics will probably eat her out for ... (the) subjects of songs like Holy Water and S.E.X.

Given the lyrical content of songs like "Holy Water" and "S.E.X." I'm assuming she'd enjoy that.

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I can't access the whole review in The Sun, but the heading underneath that glorious picture says: "Madonna is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career."

:clap::inlove:

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http://m.samesame.com.au/reviews/11915/Madonna--Rebel-Heart

Very positive but does contain spoilers.

Omg I know the person who wrote this review! He's just a great person. He's from Australia and like me, was really devastated when Madonna skipped Australia for the millionth time on her tour.

This is the photo used in the The Sun photo:

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You need to register to The Sun to read the review but I'm too lazy lol.

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Is anyone a member of Sun+?. It's annoying because it's not a free registration. You need to enter a credit card or something.

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Guest groovyguy

Madonna's raunchy rebellion

World Exclusive: First review of Madonna’s new Rebel Heart album

By DAN WOOTTON, Head of Showbiz

THE Queen of Pop will reign again – MADONNA is about to release her best album in 17 years and one of the greatest of her career.


Not since Ray of Light in 1998 has Madge come up with such a perfect collection of pop belters, while managing to remain at the cutting edge of music trends.


Rebel Heart, her 13th studio album, is deeply personal, exposing her darkest secrets, sexual desires and fears for the future.


It’s provocative, sexy, emotionally raw and self-referential.


But above all else, it features melodies and hooks that should send her back to the top of the charts.


While the 56-year-old has had to deal with almost constant leaks over the past two months, this is the first official review of the album.


If you were one of the few who has listened to the tracks illegally released online, then discount what you’ve heard.


Nine songs are now officially available through Apple’s iTunes store but ten more will be released on March 9.


I’ve had a world exclusive First Listen for Bizarre and am excited to bring you my top ten countdown of the unreleased new songs.


10 INSIDE OUT

Yes, Madonna most definitely still loves sex — or “the purest form of ecstasy” as she describes it on this track.


Eroticism and romance collide here as she stops singing to gasp: “I want to love you from the inside out.” Later she makes it clear the song is actually more about revealing your deepest feelings to your lover.


She sings: “Every scar you try to hide. Every dark corner of your mind. Show me yours and I’ll show you mine.”


9 HOLY WATER

One of four tracks co-produced by KANYE WEST. His influence is immediately evident, with “Yeezus” even getting a nod in the lyrics. The stripped-back instrumentation is very modern. But there’s still a cheeky reference to Vogue when Madge says: “Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it.”


8 BEST NIGHT

Top DJ DIPLO worked with Madonna on this feelgood and chilled-out party song about a one-night stand. A rap from Madonna, where she references the recent phenomenon of sex tapes, is the highlight here.


She seductively whispers: “Surrender to the pleasure when we breathe in together. It’s either now or never. No sex tapes on camera. Just you and me together.”


7 MESSIAH

The most traditional ballad on the album has similarities to Madonna’s brilliant Nineties hit You’ll See. There’s an impressive string section and very little dance production compared to the rest of the album. It’s one of five songs Swedish DJ AVICII has contributed to.


6 S.E.X.

Madonna shows why she was so scornful of Fifty Shades of Grey, with her own X-rated mission statement that puts EL James to shame. Her “lesson in sexology” includes handcuffs, blindfolds, high heels, perfume, fishnets, leather belts, thigh highs, silk scarfs and, er, a bar of soap.


Oh, there’s also audio of a woman, we presume to be Madge, making love . . .


5 HEARTBREAK CITY

This is how you write and perform a break-up ballad. Madonna sounds angry here. Like, you-don’t-want-to-mess-with-me angry.


Her vocals are on point too as she builds to a soaring chorus, singing: “Cut me down the middle. F***ed me up a little. You said I was your queen. I tried to give you everything. And now you want your freedom. You got what you came for — a bit of fame and fortune. And I’m no longer needed.”


4 VENI VEDI VICI

“I came, I saw, I conquered,” Madonna sings as she takes an exhilarating look back on her impressive career.


In a spoken word verse referencing some of her most famous songs of old, she explains how she’s impacted pop culture, saying in part: “I expressed myself, came like a virgin down the aisle. Exposed my naked ass and I did it with a smile. And when it came to sex, I know I walked the borderline. When I struck a pose, all the gay boys lost their mind. I saw a ray of light. Music saved my life.”


The guest appearance from NAS is brilliant too and proof he should be back in the charts in his own right.


3 BODY SHOP

One of the most experimental moments, this track is completely joyful and a strong contender to be a future single. There’s an eastern influence instrumentally and fast-paced verses, fused perfectly with background dance beats. Unlike most of the deep lyrics on the album, Madge has some fun here. “You can polish the headlights. You can start the ignition,” she sings happily.


2 WASH ALL OVER ME

An incredibly powerful and pretty emotionally traumatic song ends the main version of the album, with an intense church-like organ overlaid with modern house beats. Madonna looks at her place in the world, opening with the line: “In a world that’s changing, I’m a stranger in a strange land.” She also talks about “running away from all this madness”.


1 REBEL HEART

Surprisingly, the brilliant title track — my favourite moment of the album — doesn’t find a place on the main tracklisting, instead closing the deluxe version.


The lyrics are autobiographical — and she admits to being a “narcissist” and “provocative”.


The first verse is my favourite lyrically as she sings: “I live my life like a masochist. Hear-ing my father say: ‘I told you so, I told you so. Why can’t you be like the other girls?’ I said: ‘Oh no, that’s no me. And I don’t think it will ever be.’”


Thank God for that.

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Omg I know the person who wrote this review! He's just a great person. He's from Australia and like me, was really devastated when Madonna skipped Australia for the millionth time on her tour.

This is the photo used in the The Sun photo:

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You need to register to The Sun to read the review but I'm too lazy lol.

Us Aussies are so forgiving of her bypassing us since The Girlie Show!

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House beats on the final version of Wash All Over Me???

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