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4 minutes ago, yououghttavogue said:

😭 my heart dropped. I really wanted a high 70s metacritic score. 

this isn't going to be a crowd-pleasing album and it wasn't meant to be. so she's going to get a mix of scores but we should be looking at how many high scores she gets. i bet there will be more than her last three albums. and as long as her overall score remains green (which it will), that's all that matters.

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Well her last three were greens, in the 60s. I always think of that as a bad score, a D, but it means generally favorable.

The problem with these reviews is that the best scores, at least those counted for Metacritic, were only 80s. Where even her last three albums had good reviews with higher scores than that.

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The reviews for All Music, Attitude, and Mojo are very likely to be good.  If she can get a good one from either Consequence of Sound or The AV Club and possibly the Chicago Tribune, I can see her ending up with a mid to high 70s score which is very good indeed!

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5 minutes ago, bardo said:

this isn't going to be a crowd-pleasing album and it wasn't meant to be. so she's going to get a mix of scores but we should be looking at how many high scores she gets. i bet there will be more than her last three albums. and as long as her overall score remains green (which it will), that's all that matters.

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1 minute ago, rocknrolla said:

Well her last three were greens, in the 60s. I always think of that as a bad score, a D, but it means generally favorable.

The problem with these reviews is that the best scores, at least those counted for Metacritic, were only 80s. Where even her last three albums had good reviews with higher scores than that.

according to metacritic, rebel heart has five 80's. nothing higher. MDNA has six 80's and one 91. MX already has five 80's and one 90, so i think it will end up higher than those two and probably hard candy. confessions has an overall 80 so that will be hard to beat.

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1 hour ago, bardo said:

according to metacritic, rebel heart has five 80's. nothing higher. MDNA has six 80's and one 91. MX already has five 80's and one 90, so i think it will end up higher than those two and probably hard candy. confessions has an overall 80 so that will be hard to beat.

I swore I saw a 100 for mdna maybe I'm crazy!

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Danish newspaper Politiken published a 4/6 review on the cover of their Culture section. I haven't had the chance to read it in full yet, and it isn't online yet either, but they call the album the craziest experiment of Madonna's career.

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can't believe this shit...iTunes has fucked up...it won't let me play god control but it downloaded it to my computer...

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Danish music magazine Gaffa published their review of Madame X. Here's my rough translation:

 

Split personality from Portugal

3/6

https://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/137968/anmeldelse-personlighedsspaltning-fra-portugal/

It's obivious that Madonna's fourteenth album, Madame X, was inspired by sounds from all over the world, serving you anything from Eurodance to Latin rhythms. Several songs are even bilingual, with Madonna singing in Spanish and Portuguese.

Madonna has explained that the Madame X  character has several identities. She is a professor, a home carer, a nun and more. Similarly, the album reflects several personalities. The 15 new songs (18 on the deluxe version) might as well have been recorded by several different artists and not just one. Here, the 60-year-old singer shows how versatile she is, but unfortunately it is also the reason why it takes quite a few listens to understand the album as a whole.

The highlights are few, but undeniably strong. "Crave" is slick and almost minimalist in comparison with the rest of the album. "Medellín" gives you eurodance vibes on top of a well-produced electronic beat. "I Rise" stands as a beacon on an album which, at first listen, is dominated by unmemorable songs.

 

 

Previous Madonna ratings by Gaffa:

  • Rebel Heart: 3/6
  • MDNA: 4/6
  • Hard Candy: 3/6
  • Confessions on a Dance Floor: 3/6
  • American Life: 5/6
  • Music: 4/6
  • Ray of Light: 4/6
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3 minutes ago, Msig said:

Danish music magazine Gaffa published their review of Madame X. Here's my rough translation:

 

Split personality from Portugal

3/6

https://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/137968/anmeldelse-personlighedsspaltning-fra-portugal/

It's obivious that Madonna's fourteenth album, Madame X, was inspired by sounds from all over the world, serving you anything from Eurodance to Latin rhythms. Several songs are even bilingual, with Madonna singing in Spanish and Portuguese.

Madonna has explained that the Madame   character has several identities. She is a professor, a home carer, a nun and more. Similarly, the album reflects several personalities. The 15 new songs (18 on the deluxe version) might as well have been recorded by several different artists and not just one. Here, the 60-year-old singer shows how versatile she is, but unfortunately it is also the reason why it takes quite a few listens to understand the album as a whole.

The highlights are few, but undeniably strong. "Crave" is slick and almost minimalist in comparison with the rest of the album. "Medellín" gives you eurodance vibes on top of a well-produced electronic beat. "I Rise" stands as a beacon on an album which, at first listen, is dominated by unmemorable songs.

 

 

Previous Madonna ratings by Gaffa:

  • Rebel Heart: 3/6
  • MDNA: 4/6
  • Hard Candy: 3/6
  • Confessions on a Dance Floor: 3/6
  • American Life: 5/6
  • Music: 4/6
  • Ray of Light: 4/6

they don't like her--LOL-  3/6 for Confessions? WTF

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Can we please not post mixed (unfavorable) reviews? This uninformed shit makes me mad. “Medellín gives eurodance vibes” yeah sure. 

Don't give them clicks and attention please. 

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2 minutes ago, Lolo said:

Can we please not post mixed (unfavorable) reviews? This uninformed shit makes me mad. “Medellín gives eurodance vibes” yeah sure. 

Don't give them clicks and attention please. 

That couldn’t be more off. 🙄

Next. 

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So, after we finally got rid of the chart drama now we have to enter a Metacritic drama. Frankly, many fans here are only happy suffering. 

 

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6 hours ago, Candyperfumeboy said:

The fact that American Life has a 60 is a pretty good representation of how accurate these reviews/critics are.. just sayin 

I'm surprised it's that high, her worst album by far. I still remember when my paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, trashed AL and gave it a rare 1 star review

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7 hours ago, Candyperfumeboy said:

The fact that American Life has a 60 is a pretty good representation of how accurate these reviews/critics are.. just sayin 

Exactly. American Life is a masterpiece and i still can't believe the mixed reviews it got. Talk about a misunderstood album.

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1 hour ago, Msig said:

Danish music magazine Gaffa published their review of Madame X. Here's my rough translation:

 

Split personality from Portugal

3/6

https://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/137968/anmeldelse-personlighedsspaltning-fra-portugal/

It's obivious that Madonna's fourteenth album, Madame X, was inspired by sounds from all over the world, serving you anything from Eurodance to Latin rhythms. Several songs are even bilingual, with Madonna singing in Spanish and Portuguese.

Madonna has explained that the Madame X  character has several identities. She is a professor, a home carer, a nun and more. Similarly, the album reflects several personalities. The 15 new songs (18 on the deluxe version) might as well have been recorded by several different artists and not just one. Here, the 60-year-old singer shows how versatile she is, but unfortunately it is also the reason why it takes quite a few listens to understand the album as a whole.

The highlights are few, but undeniably strong. "Crave" is slick and almost minimalist in comparison with the rest of the album. "Medellín" gives you eurodance vibes on top of a well-produced electronic beat. "I Rise" stands as a beacon on an album which, at first listen, is dominated by unmemorable songs.

 

 

Previous Madonna ratings by Gaffa:

  • Rebel Heart: 3/6
  • MDNA: 4/6
  • Hard Candy: 3/6
  • Confessions on a Dance Floor: 3/6
  • American Life: 5/6
  • Music: 4/6
  • Ray of Light: 4/6

Bwahahaha. This is a critic? 

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1 hour ago, Msig said:

Danish music magazine Gaffa published their review of Madame X. Here's my rough translation:

 

Split personality from Portugal

3/6

https://gaffa.dk/anmeldelse/137968/anmeldelse-personlighedsspaltning-fra-portugal/

It's obivious that Madonna's fourteenth album, Madame X, was inspired by sounds from all over the world, serving you anything from Eurodance to Latin rhythms. Several songs are even bilingual, with Madonna singing in Spanish and Portuguese.

Madonna has explained that the Madame X  character has several identities. She is a professor, a home carer, a nun and more. Similarly, the album reflects several personalities. The 15 new songs (18 on the deluxe version) might as well have been recorded by several different artists and not just one. Here, the 60-year-old singer shows how versatile she is, but unfortunately it is also the reason why it takes quite a few listens to understand the album as a whole.

The highlights are few, but undeniably strong. "Crave" is slick and almost minimalist in comparison with the rest of the album. "Medellín" gives you eurodance vibes on top of a well-produced electronic beat. "I Rise" stands as a beacon on an album which, at first listen, is dominated by unmemorable songs.

 

 

Previous Madonna ratings by Gaffa:

  • Rebel Heart: 3/6
  • MDNA: 4/6
  • Hard Candy: 3/6
  • Confessions on a Dance Floor: 3/6
  • American Life: 5/6
  • Music: 4/6
  • Ray of Light: 4/6

I bet this cunt just streamed Medellin Sphinx remix, Crave and I rise from Youtube and based on this shitty piece around those 

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7 minutes ago, side_streets said:

They haven't listened to the album obviously. 😂 

Or they're just dismissive of M's artistry. A publication that rates MDNA higher than ROL and COADF is laughable.

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6 minutes ago, toujours said:

Or they're just dismissive of M's artistry. A publication that rates MDNA higher than ROL and COADF is laughable.

They are dismissive and I agree with @dollhouse 😂

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After listening to the album myself I can accept at least some of the criticism from the worst reviews but the overall bad ratings I don't agree with. Yeah some of the lyrics are a bit questionable but Music had "I like to boogie woogie" and that's a fucking track. So to hang your hat on "lyrics" as your reason to give it a bad review, when everything *works* is just unacceptable. This album is god tier Madonna - LAP, Erotica, ROL, COADF now MX.

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1 minute ago, Napoléon said:

After listening to the album myself I can accept at least some of the criticism from the worst reviews but the overall bad ratings I don't agree with. Yeah some of the lyrics are a bit questionable but Music had "I like to boogie woogie" and that's a fucking track. So to hang your hat on "lyrics" as your reason to give it a bad review, when everything *works* is just unacceptable. This album is god tier Madonna - LAP, Erotica, ROL, COADF now MX.

Indeed! Masterpiece! 

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Sorry if this has been posted but Variety gave it a great review .

Album Review: Madonna’s ‘Madame X’

Despite some lyrical missteps, she's passionate and satisfyingly unconcerned with mass consumption on her best album since “Confessions on a Dance Floor.”

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/madonna-madame-x-album-review-1203242374/

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