Posts posted by stevo208
18 hours ago, Crystal Coffin said:
I would only:
1) delete "Crazy" (not sorry, I really really really hate her songs like "Body Shop", "Cherish" and this one, I am the SKIN, IMPRESSIVE INSTANT, EXTREME OCCIDENT type of bitch)
2) put "Ciao Bella" as the closing track,
And still haven't decided where "Funana" should be located
NOTHING else needs to be reworked. Everything else is perfect the way it is.
I feel like we are the same person split in two, sometimes.
If I HAD to make changes, as in gun to my head scenario, then your suggestions would match mine.
It's become my favourite, today at least, anyway.
1 hour ago, Rebel Saviour said:
When is the first midweek published? The Deluxe is holding at 31 on Uk itunes.
The OCC gives an official midweek today between 5.30 and 5.45; bear in mind we might not get to know the position of Madame X as not all entries are listed today.
29 minutes ago, Crystal Coffin said:
Oh yes she will. It's not Madonna without the ALBUMS. Reluctant or not, albums are her major products.
I agree . It's clear Madame X wasn't meant to chase chart success, despite the features, so I think Madonna is free to experiment. I'd pray for at least one more album from her and I hope she does continue to create fabulous works of musical art
This tracklist is her vision, how she wanted her album presented and discovered. It's perfect to be honest. It's not like Rebel Heart where it made sense for us to get rid of the filler. There's no filler in Madame X. Every song is essential and the sequencing is essential to achieve the journey she wanted to take us on.
Get God Control put out NOW
If she's not going to show case the album with performances and radio play, she needs to get the videos she has released out there to the public
2 hours ago, Crystal Coffin said:
I'm cancelling that "Sorry, that's just me" line though. Why would I have to apologize and be restrained?
M15 is going to be a VERY intriguing chapter of her career. Her FIFTH decade in the game!
Do you think she will record another album? I have my doubts, but who knows.
Victory! And yes! Keep streaming.
I've used 2 accounts and have racked up 900 streams since Friday from the UK. Have ya'll been doing your bit across the pond?
The interviews where she talks about her music are always the best. Thanks for sharing.
It feels a tad... unfinished. Probably my least favourite, though I do still like it. It does still feel essential to the listening experience though.
8 minutes ago, Crystal Coffin said:
And of course I mentioned the Boys for Pele comparison days ago - every M fan who loves Tori Amos should understand what we are trying to say. The two albums emanate very similar enigmatic vibe. I can also hear traces of Sufjan Stevens, and I would even say that if PJ Harvey ever makes a pop album, it would sound like Madame X.
I remember you brought this up and yes! Agree 100%. A lot of M fans are also big fans of Tori. It's not really am immediate correlation between fans of such 2 different artists but they are my two favourites . This album is very Tori like
18 minutes ago, KalamazooJay said:
The more I listen to this album, the more it reminds me of Tori Amos' Boys For Pele. Both are sprawling, cryptic albums which while I don't believe are extremely cohesive, work brilliantly as a collection of songs due to the sequencing. Both are probably the hardest albums in their discography for critics, casual fans and the general public to digest. And both are rich and diverse and cover a multitude of genres and sounds that neither artist had done previously in their career.
This IS her best album in terms of sequencing since Music. And it IS a Madonna ALBUM that's hard to listen to in bits and pieces. For instance, I simply can't listen to Killers Who Are Partying without having Crave come on right after. And while I was listening to Crave on its own for weeks, I need to hear Crazy afterwards. This is exactly how Boys for Pele was for me. It was impossible to listen to Blood Roses without hearing Father Lucifer afterwards.
Madame X is a fascinating album with a lot of twists and turns.
With Rebel Heart, she released 3 of her most radio friendly singles since Hung Up to absolutely no avail. Ghosttown and Bitch I'm Madonna ESPECIALLY should have been huge in their own right. And she knows as well as we do that if any other pop artist 30 years younger were to have released them, they would've been huge. I'm happy she didn't double down on that strategy and try to do it again with sugary hits in hopes of radio play. I'm happy made an album on her own terms, knowing full well that nothing she does is going to garner much radio play this late into her career.
I've made the same comparisons myself with friends. Boys For Pele is exactly like Madame X in this sense. Both incredibly rich, not easy to listen to out of sequence, and sprawling epics. Both so creative and the sequencing really does add to the narrative.
24 minutes ago, lasky said:
Really?... wow.... OMG!! So its true that there is some sort of conspiracy to prevent M from going to No. 1.... How do you know this? Does this happen only to M? So in future, if ever M has a potential release, they will try to get someone to upstage her in any way, shape or form? Talk about playing the rules... So they are willing to tweak the rules for someone to get to No. 1 but not Madonna?
No I'm joking lol
2 hours ago, lasky said:
Yes, found it strange that the delay is like 2 days already........................does billboard always previewed the new chart on Thursday? or they used to do it....? Besides the Hot 200, it will also be No. 1 : Top Album Sales, Top Digital Album, Top Tastemaker Album, Top Internet Album (if this chart still exists)......
They're currently desperately changing their rules to discount some of her sales so that Bruce can claim the top spot. True story.
20 minutes ago, tasteinmen said:
Okay thanks, I'll leave Amazon Music playing the album on repeat at work all weekend.
It only counts 10 plays per track a day so 150 track streams a day max
22 minutes ago, tasteinmen said:
How many track streams counts as a sale?
1500 equates to 1 album sale
Guys let's stream.the fuck out of it this week so she can hold top 5.
I've streamed the entire album 10 times today on amazon music and premium spotify. That's 300 track streams again
Did billboard do a review in the end?
8 minutes ago, Kurt420 said:
And where is Quietus based out of?
Gaga's gimp cage
Ukmix and M tribe are reporting that she will land at just over 27k sales on the final UK album chart to be published later which will land get comfortably at....
It's actually very good first week figures for her in this day and age, no hit single, no radio play, no performances etc.
On quite a lot of weeks during this year, those sales would have guaranteed her her 13th UK number one album. As it stands this will be her 6th Number 2 album. A few weeks back the number one album sold 11k.
We can't be sad about this, guys. Well done to Springsteen, he's also a legend and did have the benefit of Father's Day as well as fair reviews of his album and music; as opposed to his face/age etc.
It's a cause for a celebration for our Queen.
She did say soon. We know that's roughly a year, give or take.
1 minute ago, Confessit said:
hahahaha in other words she did a lot of promo.
She camped out the BBC TV studios with a microphone all week just to launch herself in front of any passing camera in case she could broadcast her irritating squawk to the homes of millions.
Yes. I actually don't mind Kylie lol
1 minute ago, Confessit said:
Kylie did alot of promotion though for Golden.
Kylie practically knocked on every cunt's door in the UK to flog that tired smiley shite.
21 minutes ago, tasteinmen said:
I was about to stream all day from my Amazon Prime account to discover only Crave is available from the album??
The whole album is. I've been streaming the whole thing
Madame X - - UK Chart/General Promo Discussion
in ARCHIVE - The MADAME X Forum
She's at #12 in the update from UK. Not too bad as ghee are 6 new entries above her, and they could fall behind her if front loaded do she might yet get a second week in top 10.
For comparison , last week's number 13 sold just shy of 6k in the UK.
If any sales are posted I'll update.
FYI Will Young is number 1 and he pushed his album back a week to avoid a battle with Bruce and M.