Posts posted by Icykiller
On 3/6/2020 at 2:23 AM, acko said:
I always wanted MIRWAIS + JOE HENRY,
what Portugal is 2 Madame X, AMERICANA would be 2 that project
This! Been waiting for this since Music.
Thanks for sharing the live version!!
48 minutes ago, dollhouse said:
Is this the 5th single?
Really? If true, then that's great. When was the last time we had a 5th single? ROL?
Are we all still enjoying this amazing album? I for one am still thrilled about it, and can't wait to see how she translates the songs to the live setting. MX is THE '10s M album for me.
2 hours ago, Shaun said:
Ahh! I'm So Stupid and Runaway Lover are in my top tracks from their respective albums! Guess it's just like @Flip The Switch said...so many diverse opinions for such an all-encompassing artist. It's a good thing.
Haha! Tbh I am ok with ISS, and I can tolerate others when in the mood. But yes, we all look at and appreciate her work differently, which is good.
FG without question. Never thought I would like it but I do. BIL is like thst one annoying song in every M album: Spanish Lesson, I'm So Stupid, Don't Stop, Bday Song, Push, Runaway Lover, ...It wouldn't be a M album without one, lol!
^true. Here we are, video #75 (?), and she still delivers the goods. Who could've guessed her 75th video would be filmed n the coast of Portugal, be a homage to freedom, and to sorority, and include batuque music. To call her unique is just not enough.
Ok just saw the video. I know, lame, terrible fan, but it's just been so busy lately, I feel like drowning in work. Anyways, THIS is how you make a music video. Rock on, M! I Love Batuka. She's on fire with this album.
3 minutes ago, Flip The Switch said:
Just read it in the tour section. Yes!! So happy
1 hour ago, the-queen said:
Once a song clicks with me that connection is unshakeable. I’ve made that connection with a good number of MX songs, probably the strongest with this one to be honest. Especially with how I’m feeling in my own life right now.
I feel the same way too. Come Alive has become my current mantra tbh. Wish we get a video of it, or at least I hope she performs it on tour.
She's not gonna dance her ass off anymore peeps. If you saw the MDNA tour then good for you, because that was the last time. And no, it is not ageism, it's just biology. Her pride show was great from the clips I've seen, M is more than elaborate choreographies. Love that she's bringing AL to get some audience love, the message still holds strong! Can't wait for the coming weeks of tidbits and rumors leading up to the MX tour!
5 hours ago, jamesshot said:
the television part of the media are not talking about it as much as they would be if Beyonce did the same.
They've talked about the video a lot here in MX, saying how it reached 1 mill views quickly, and about the video's message. US's obsession with Beyonce is nauseating, here I barely hear anything about her.
This is the most amazing, fucking incredible song on the album. It's just a different thing for M, it sort of reminds me of the firdt time I heard Impressive Instant or Future Lovers. Just out of this world. Together with Future and Extreme Occident, Come Alive just makes me so happy to still be a fan and enjoy her music.
Pitchfork still thinks coachella is cool. Enough said.
I don't like God Control. Probably the only song I do not like on the album. So my vote goes for I don't search I find.
2 hours ago, Nikki said:
but the experimentation and exploration is being very well received.
I think M got the world used to her experimentations ever since Erotica. Suddenly, in between COAD and HC she switched gears, and appeared to be chasing a True Blue kind of album again: chart-ready behemots and fillers. Sadly the chart toppers never appeared. MX is a very different album to HC, MDNA and RH. She owns the genres she borrows from, which is to me one of her most valuable skills.
I don't search I find
Okay... I am letting all sink in. I was out of the city, had a busy past 3 or 4 days, and had to unwind before getting my head into M's new work. So I finally got to listen to MX. Or, more like I am just going through it. First impressions:
The run from Future to Extreme Occident (maybe include Faz Gostoso here too) is where MX's heart is. It's full of intricate sounds, with an amazing mix of rhythms. Percussions are MX's structure, it's all about that beat, it just drags the listener throughout a journey. No, MX is by no means coherent in the ROL or AL or COAD sense, this is different. She's experimenting with many things here, and there's no polishing. The voice distortion thing is not annoying, it's done right I think.
This her most dance (or rhythmic is perhaps a better word choice?) record in a while. No, there's no damn disco stomper or any typical Euro or Anglo club hit (and I am extremely grateful for that, to be honest). This is dark, sweaty, underground latin club, sensual dancing. There's a sense of abandonment in some tracks, of letting go and mesh into the rhythm (I don't search I find, for example, or Come Alive). It is also amazing how this same sense of losing sense into the music connects with messages of change and hope (Batuka).
The gist of MX, as I see/listen it, is of loss and finding, of holding on to sanity despite feeling hopeless. Extreme Occident, Come Alive, and I don't search I find (together with Future) are the standouts for me. But also loving Batuka, Crazy, Killers..., and also Medellin and Crave. Dark Ballet feels more like a mood piece, a statement and not a song. Not into I Rise and God Control.
I feel like MX will be one of my favorite albums of hers. It's amazing that, after all this years, I can still be pleasantly surprised by her musical output. She has an amazing album in her hands. I hope she releases at least two more singles/videos out of MX, the album deserves exposure.
45 minutes ago, Shaun said:
I haven’t listened to Medellín, I Rise, Crave, Future, or Dark Ballet since last week...so even those will sound fresher in the context of the full album!
I was planning to do the same but I put one of my spotify playlists in shuffle today and Future and Crave came up. I genuinely love Medellin a d tjese other two. Cannot wait for the rest gems Madame X has to offer!
49 minutes ago, jjmor95 said:
Lol I feel the same, haven't heard anything yet. However, I'm glad at all the positive reactions. I've loved all releases so far, though slightly feel meh about I Rise. So I am hopeful I am in for a treat by reading all the positive reviews here.
Future, followed by Medellín.
4. I Rise
4 minutes ago, nicholasyund said:
I thought the exact same thing when I heard it, my immediate reaction was WOW this is her listening to Manu Chao over and over again to soak it up. If this is one of the appetizers before the main course we are in for a feast
We really are in for a feast! This album is getting better and betterwith each listen.
15 minutes ago, Humberto77rj said:
First thing I thought when I heard it was Celia Cruz.
And that couldn't be better!
Bomba Estéreo came to my mind. Also Manu Chao, Jenny and the Mexicats... a bit of sooo many good things here.
Madame X: Your top 5
in ARCHIVE - The MADAME X Forum
Currently, no particular order: I don't search I find, Come alive, Batuka, Extreme occident, & Dark ballet. I finally got into DB, it's an interesting piece but not easy to digest immediately. Now I love it!