Posts posted by Rebel Heartbreaker
I haven't trawled through the last 27 pages before this, but I just saw a listing for an MNEK remix for 'Crave'?
1 Crave (MNEK Remix) 3:34
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Boy Toy, Inc.
Madame X is so easy to listen to as a WHOLE album, so it is going to definitely stack up as one of her best albums from her whole career. Not 'defining', though the madcap elements of the album are joyous, but an amazing document of a woman who set the standard(s).
3 hours ago, GlamourKid said:
Its not hard to compile my Madame X tracklist. I’m into all her experimental songs, especially those frome Mirwais, don’t care any of the basic pop in this album.
So below is my list:
2. Dark Ballet
3. God Control
5. Killers Who Are Partying
8. Extreme Occident
9. I Don't Search I Find
10. Looking For Mercy
11. I Rise
That's a pretty good tracklisting, too.
On 6/26/2019 at 3:49 PM, dubtronic said:
Happiness, my darling!
On 6/24/2019 at 3:51 AM, Bat-Fan said:
Actually this is the first album since confessions that the order of tracks is perfect, it obvious that alot of thought was put into the order of the tracks. I can't immagine changing the order.
Ditto. I actually prefer the Standard album version, but love all the bonus tracks all together.
1. Extreme Occident
2. Looking For Mercy
4. Back That Up To The Beat
5. Ciao, Bello
6. Soltera (which I consider a Madame X track, anyways!)
I love the album from start to finish, and pretty much have a new fave every day, but hand-on-heart:
1. Come Alive
2. God Control
3. I Don't Search, I Find
4. Dark Ballet
Do you have a zippy? I know -- want, want, want, is all we want...but we do appreciate your craftsmanship!!
On 6/21/2019 at 10:48 AM, Shane said:
Had a moment with this one during the spoken word bridge. Took me back to hearing the Erotica album at 16 and how the whole world stretched ahead of me. Because the song sounds like a child of Erotica and Confessions. And the bridge is her speaking her truth at 60 with words to inspire everyone at any phase of their lives.
Agree with the sentiments. Loving this track to the nth degree!
On 16 June 2019 at 10:38 AM, luluthecat said:
It’s so strange seeing all these reactions compared to actually being there as I was. She was an absolute hoot!!!!!!!! And everyone loved it (so I thought) including Ian McKellen, she doing loads of and banter and being incredibly funny (and friendly!!!) even when the cameras weren’t looking.
.....its so strange how people find Graham Norton’s sarcastic humour so funny and then when Madonna plays off it she’s called “rude” and “bitchy”........it really f**ks me off! He’s laughing along too, I don’t get how anyone can see otherwise
Exactly. Even tv chat shows are edited for dramatic effect, so context can be lost.
Strange that Madonna gets flack for supposed attitude when a lot of what we see/hear/read these days is driven by bad attitudes from media to social platforms. Madonna's authenticity can be affronting to those used to safe spaces and virtue signalling bollocks.
1 hour ago, todsmod said:
I also have been quiet here for the last few months (mostly work related), but mainly because I wanted/needed to absorb this era without major spoils/leaks. Work has still been absorbing most of my time. But, I find myself waking up earlier, going to bed later.....just so I can have a moment alone with this masterpiece. I can NOT skip a single track. I was a bit thrown off by some of the vocal affects on a few songs, but after better listening (through better headphones I shouldn't have indulged in).....OMG.....before the year, summer or month ends, I'll probably be deaf (but at least my ears/heart/soul/head....died happy)!!!!! Even the uptight (he thinks I'm overly obsessed) life-long husband is noticeably beginning to tap the feet, bop the head and unconsciously become addicted also. What a way to start the summer (finally enough love)!!!!!
My other half, who is anti-Madonna (for the most part) "listened without prejudice" and gave the album a B- >>> which is bloody good going!!
The vocal effects took a bit of getting used to, but they're fine, here to stay, and make a statement.
9 hours ago, Nonoka said:
Does anyone else feel really satisfied with the tracklisting / sequencing on this album?
I have to say it's so refreshing to listen through a new M record again without the need to mess with the tracklist. The whole album flows so well from start to finish!
With MDNA, I had to kick out most of the Solveig songs first and reshuffle the whole thing, while with RH I basically created my own album (albeit a very good one, still love RH). This one is just perfect - despite the variety of styles everything is tied together flawlessly.
Totally agree here! I just play it right through (and perhaps REPEAT a track) without hitting skip/forward. Like you, I created my own MDNA/RH playlists...so it is nice to not have to mentally re-arrange the order and edit out tracks.
Honestly, I have difficulty following the 2 dozen or so peeps that I follow and follow me on Instagram...how a famous person can bother to read the 3240 comments on one post is beyond me.
14 minutes ago, Morevi said:
Her best interview so far! It's a rare thing nowdays - an interviewer actually gives her a chance to SPEAK lol. Loved it.
And speak, she did!
On 19 June 2019 at 9:36 PM, Jazzy Jan said:
Thanks @Jazzy Jan - great review from Cameron.
2 hours ago, VogueMusic said:
Hands down one of my favorites from the album. Grabbed me on the first listen. The arrangement, the lyrics, the choir and how it builds to the end... ...like levitating up to the heavens.
I can see why it was a bit overlooked in the early reviews considering the heaviness of much of the rest of the album (especially with what leads up to it)...but this is a necessary moment to slow it down and find that moment of peace within the journey. Kind of the perfect song to be placed in the middle of the album. Like the end of 'Act I'...
All the early release tracks make sense in the running order of Madame X. I literally can feel my excitement rise when 'Come Alive' comes on. Hidden gem.
On 13 June 2019 at 8:23 AM, Adriano said:
i liked body shop, of course i love this.
with that choir it should be the album closer!
Agreed! This song literally makes me come ... alive!
Another almost-pensioned-off-writer who is deluded in thinking that the words they write are more important than the art/music they review.
I'll be listening to Madame X more than I'll be reading that review. (which is just the once).
I was impressed; Denton is a calming influence on his guests. I felt they were just getting warmed up when Andrew was told (behind camera) to wrap things up!
I don't have time to read 12 pages of this thread, but I love "God Control" and think it is EPIC in musical proportions!! The 'rap' in it reminds me of Tom Tom's "Wording Rappinghood", so it is like that song on Madonna vitamins!!
The ROL era took creative chances with remixes.....that worked on many levels. As with anything and everything being disposable these days, official M remixes hardly bear the repeat button.
Having said that, Offer did a great job on Medellin! 🏌
4 hours ago, Klasu said:
Many of the songs have been kind of slow-growers for me, but I've learned to love them a lot. I couldn't stand Medellín at first, but now it's just such a gem. On my "best of" playlist it fits lovely between La Isla Bonita and Holiday. I Rise with its powerful message is ringing in my head all the time, and Crave is like a warm caress. Future is all about the horns, which I love.
I agree with @Rebel Heartbreaker about the vocoder and featuring artists, but somehow these songs indeed "rise above it all". I mean I barely notice Swae Lee in the Crave video as the messy 80's hair gets all my attention. Though I have to say that I love the Maluma collaborations for all the extramusical elements...
It helps that Maluma is Columbian Sex On Legs!!
7 hours ago, Confessit said:
Not a thing.
Damn! The weekly treats have become something we are taking for granted!!
@dubtronic Your edits, extended versions and general musical mayhem with these new tracks has been VERY much appreciated!! I am sure you will do something with the spoken part of the 'Crave' video, non?
On 5/19/2019 at 3:31 AM, peter said:
Hi, Tezza!! Miss you, too!! xo Glad you are enjoying Madame X so far ... looking forward to the unveiling of more Mirwais-influenced tracks when the album is released...
I am surprised I am liking the tracks as much as I do. I am not usually a fan of autotune/vocoder and the tired business of 'featuring' artists in pop music, especially where Madonna is concerned (call me an old school hag, but I much prefer backing vocalists like Donna and Nikki as a compliment to Madonna's vocals. But, hey...time to move with the times!
“God Control” thread
in ARCHIVE - The MADAME X Forum
That would be fantastic if it were to happen.