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  1. 1 hour ago, Shane said:

    Based on the diversity of the four tracks we have heard, I think we are about to receive one of the greatest albums of her thirty-six year career, a critically acclaimed (I hope) masterpiece that will have a variety of styles and innovations with many classic Madonna melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and great vocal moments. I am on the edge of my seat.

    I had no real expectations for Madame X (except the usual fan expectation of 'quality') and have been pleasantly surprised by the tracks that have been revealed so far.  I was hoping for more drier vocals but have loved that every now and then in a track, a less treated vocal line appears and the warmth that radiates from that line can really pick up the track for me.


  2. On ‎5‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 9:50 AM, peter said:

    We know the original news release provides these additional details/descriptions:

    ”Future” features Quavo, is produced by Diplo, and has a Jamaican dancehall vibe.

    ”Dark Ballet” is produced by Mirwais, inspired by Joan of Arc (backstage BBMA interview), and is described as “sonically innovative.”

    (Oops — sorry, @Shane, I somehow accidentally overlooked you already mentioned “sonically innovative”!)

    Hi, Pete!  Miss ya xo


    Anyways, thanks for mentioning that Diplo produced 'Future'.  I thought it sounded like the tracks he did for RH, so my ears were not deceiving me (I have ready very little about the album to date -- for once in this millennium, I would like the element of surprise (once again) for a Madonna release!

  3. 4 hours ago, Shane said:

    Words can’t express how much I love the shout out to Don’t Tell Me!

    And “you ain’t woke” is so great!

    Yeah, I noticed that.


    I think 'Future' is both contemplative and fun.  The more tracks I hear from this album, the more I like it.  I guess I was hoping Mirwais would be all over every track, but am glad now that it has varying flavours and styles and am not not fussed that dry vocals are few and far between.

  4. The first listen wasn't an immediate 'like' for me, however as with 'Medellin' and 'I Rise', the more I listened to it, the more its charms (and production) wormed through.  I am not too fussed on Swae Lee's vocals.  To my old man precious ears, it's that tone-deaf modern r'n'b vocal that has limited range and depth, however there are moments in the song where Madonna sounds raw and vulnerable, and I love it ("Ran so far to try to find..." etc)!!  Worth the trade off for a guest vocal.





  5. 9 hours ago, karbatal said:

    Agree. We can expect the unexpected here. That didn't happen since American Life in my opinion

    And the more one listens to the songs we have heard, he more they reveal themselves as distinctly Madonna...but, different.  Loving it.

  6. 15 hours ago, Geiger83 said:

    I liked the song instantaneously. It is simple but full of small details. And I really like that is so strong and somehow dramatic. I just looked for the song you wrote about but I am not sure if is the same strings sampler, as the strings in I Rise play an ascending scale in the end of the long notes...

    Thanks for that.  You know how your ear hears something in a song and it instantly reminds you of something else.  I did re-listen to 'Make It Last Forever' and you are right, the sounds are more ascending than descending.


    'I Rise' is a tricky song.  Sounds simple in execution, however there are multiple layers that come in and provide the listener with more and more pleasures...

  7. I don't have time to read through the whole of this thread (I haven't dipped in here for some time, as @Jazzy Jan would know!) but like other, the more I listen to 'I Rise', the more I like it. 


    Not sure if anyone has brought this up, but I am sure the string samples in it come from the end part of the Inner Life track 'Make It Last Forever' (which features Jocelyn Brown on vocals). I am a bit of a 70s disco nerd, so am sure this is the case.

  8. 10 minutes ago, Shaun said:

    No it isn’t. It’s a bunch of negative crap posted by a miserable cunt disguised as a “concerned fan.” Madonna’s last three albums have been stellar. The tours that accompanied them have been dazzling and theatrical. Stop buying into fake news. Miss me with this BS.

    True. Those tours are beyond reach from other pop pretenders.


  9. 2 hours ago, elijah said:

    It’s absurd how the gays are rewriting history. It’s like M hasn’t had less than a brilliant album prior to HC. BS and AL for me were definitely worse than RH or MDNA. It’s just that she had the huge backing of Warner at that time plus she was younger and the radio, in the case ofBS, still played her. If I have to blame her for smth post coadf is for the terrible choice of singles, weak videos as ideas and impact and the mess at keeping your music hidden. Oh and ditching Warner. But the music as a quality hasn’t dropped so tremendously and that is evident on RH especially.

    Music changes, Madonna rolls with the times (to varying degrees of success), but I agree...there is still tracks on each album better than anything released by the helium-filled popstrels that try and claim any 'thrown' since her.


    That post where Anitta says she has the best director and tags Madonna ... wasn’t one of the auction prizes recently to have your own personal photoshoot directed by Madonna? Maybe Anitta bid on that and won...? Madonna is making good on the charity gift she offered...? She did say “studio” but not whether it is a recording studio or a filming studio, and there is a heavy brand presence from Louis Vuitton and Moschino, which seems a little odd just for an audio recording session. (Then again, not sure why Mike Dean would be there if it were only a photo shoot...)

    Just trying to keep an open mind.

    Open mind, we shall have.

    Maybe I'm getting old @peter but I would prefer no 'featuring' artists. Background vocals (there is a difference) I'm not adverse to.

  11. On 7 December 2018 at 10:25 PM, Mat.Guy said:

    She's coming for the streamings, isn't that what you all were saying for a few months now? That she needs streaming?

    Well, Maluma and Anitta are big streaming champions, so there you have it!

    As a Brazilian that follows Anitta really close, I can say she's actually a horrible person with no intellect at all but likes to pose as this succesful business woman - an image Madonna created on the pop world. I despise her as a person but she has some killer songs and I truly hope the song with Madonna is a good one!

    Let's wait to hear before judging!

    I guess ignorance is a starting point for a lot of us (when it comes to Anitta), including me. I don't have time to read 11 pages of this thread, except I hope the album is already done and dusted.

  12. 7 hours ago, FeTuoni said:

    The concept of cultural appropriation is one of the most lame things I’ve ever heard of. It makes no sense whatsoever.

    When I make a Thai salad at home, is that misappropriation? 

    Ridiculous, and I just laugh in their faces and say, please give me the names of those people from that nationality that are offended.

  13. 3 minutes ago, elijah said:

    yes, maybe we should start talking about alt left. I am amazed at the thought process in some "progressives". It goes to strange places and against reason.

    True. And for whom do they speak for?

    A lot of their cry-baby stances amaze me. 

  14. 3 hours ago, DesperatelySeekingJacky said:

    Do we all have our defense ready for Madonna's new Portuguese/African flavored album ready to go? You know the cultural appropriation police will come for her.

    They can fuck right off! Popular music has always been a fusion of different influences.

    The fascist Left has no right telling me what to like, say and believe. 

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