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Let’s face it - If Miley or Ariana or Gaga released this album it would be hailed as a masterpiece.

Fuck these critics. The user rating on Metacritic says it all really. 

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2 hours ago, Samo said:

Why?  Most of the people bashing her and the album in the US are hardcore SJW's who hate Trump

Oh, and like the alt-right Trump-loving conservatives just love Madonna...???   :rolleyes:

 

1 hour ago, Samo said:

What ultra conservatives have been bashing her this time around? Please enlighten me ?  The Pitchfork review, if you can call it that, was written by an SJW as is virtually everything from Huffington Post or BuzzFeed

 

That could change with the God Control video, but even then SJW'S will somehow FIND fault with it and her

 

I sweat SJW'S are why Trump got elected in the first place, people got sick of them, they're a cancer to REAL liberal causes and activism.

That's because most of these media outlets aren't necessarily right-wing rags. If that side cared about arts/culture, and reviewed pop albums, you think they would defend and praise her?!  :blink::lmao:

There's so many more angles to what's really going on than just a one-sided obsession with the "SJW" (a right-wing coined term too).

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4 hours ago, Dickens said:

I remember reading such a review back then as well; I wonder if it was the same one.  It said that "Live to Tell" and "Papa Don't Preach" were too "maudlin" and that "Open Your Heart" was the only good track on the album (the only one comparable to her Like a Virgin-era hits).

YES!!!!!!!!

I was this junior high kid who was thinking, "GTFO". I knew then she was treated unfair. I knew they would never be fair with her. It pissed me off but then I just laughed it off. Thing is, no one said she couldn't sing until after BAT. There were a few reviewers who might have slagged her voice but none of my friends or their parents ever said she couldn't sing. I used to tease my mom, who loved Bruce S, that he couldn't sing and I would make fun of his voice. LOL

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Some of the reviews seem to miss the point of her lyrics. Her urgency is to be interpreted as urgent so her lyrics reflect that. We are in urgent time all over the globe. This is not the time for subtle lyrics, which she is capable of.

Fuck the "critics". 

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i think bruce would prefer to change places with M. he has been lauded by the critics for having released a great album, yet his own fans are like, ' meh , you're exaggerating.'

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Madame X – Record Collector Review 

Globe-spinning mishmash


At its most interesting, Madonna’s first album in four years conjures up a few surprises, not least the tempo-twisting Dark Ballet and its mash-up minimalist piano, vocoder-voiced bridge borrowing from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and trip-hop undertones. There’s also much to admire in the sweeping Philadelphia soul and Vogue-like chants of God Control, or the noir-esque balladry of I Don’t Search, I Find. It’s hamstrung, however, by an over-reliance on by-the-book Latin motifs, often accompanied by Portuguese or Spanish-language vocals and woolly protest lyrics like, “I’ll be Islam if Islam is hated/I’ll be Israel if they’re incarcerated” (Killers Who Are Partying). Coupled with excursions into pedestrian African tribal rhythms and generic Jamaican dancehall, it gives the impression of a woman pitching jingles for a Benetton commercial. Teny Staunton 

3 out of 5 stars

https://allaboutmadonna.com/2019/06/madame-x-record-collector-review.php

 

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11 hours ago, Napoléon said:

Let’s face it - If Miley or Ariana or Gaga released this album it would be hailed as a masterpiece.

Fuck these critics. The user rating on Metacritic says it all really. 

I agree with this. If Taylor released even a Madame X outtake it would be hailed as genius and revolutionary. Madonna has had a good ride with this album so far though. Her work is appreciated fully by us - we know the truth. I Don’t Search I Find, for example, is something only M could do. Nobody touches her. 

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5 hours ago, Shaun said:

The user reviews give a whole new meaning to the lyric “Everybody knows the damn truth.”

Probably my favourite line in the whole album 🙌

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On 6/19/2019 at 8:07 AM, Shane said:

Killers Who Are Partying is an amazing song, and it’s sad to see the pin head logic when it comes to the lyrics.  These are the same people who probably post pics on their social media saying “I am Pulse” and “Je suis Charlie” and have zero problem with it.  The song is a show of solidarity, and the chorus rebukes any argument that she is trying to BE any of those groups.  People’s idiocy in this day and age is astounding.

THIS! 

KWAP is a supreme HIGHLIGHT of the album for me - especially its second half, after she sings about being a woman and then that beautiful music kicks in with her singing, seemingly right in your ear, "God knooows what I am."  CHILLS!

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18 hours ago, Napoléon said:

Let’s face it - If Miley or Ariana or Gaga released this album it would be hailed as a masterpiece.

Fuck these critics. The user rating on Metacritic says it all really. 

neh, they ripped Miley's new record and Taylor's new song to shreds *on taylor's case for cringy SJW baiting admittedly, that song is atrocious* ... gaga is also read to filth on metacritic on the regular so there's no surprise there...  Ariana and queen B are the true critical darlings, but not everything they release gets 5 star reviews... just *almost* everything

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3 hours ago, articunocc said:

neh, they ripped Miley's new record and Taylor's new song to shreds *on taylor's case for cringy SJW baiting admittedly, that song is atrocious* ... gaga is also read to filth on metacritic on the regular so there's no surprise there...  Ariana and queen B are the true critical darlings, but not everything they release gets 5 star reviews... just *almost* everything

I said if they had released Madame X specifically. Not their usual crap which is rightly rated poorly. My point being that Madame X is a masterpiece and the bad reviews are because it’s Madonna and not because of the music itself. 

 

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Reviewers seem to either Hate or Love the album, it seems to get either 80 or 50 and below.

So overall score is now down to 70.... hope it doesn't fall into the 60s !

And where is the Mojo review ?!

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6 minutes ago, humanracin said:

Reviewers seem to either Hate or Love the album, it seems to get either 80 or 50 and below.

So overall score is now down to 70.... hope it doesn't fall into the 60s !

And where is the Mojo review ?!

Those who hate the album don't have valid arguments for their hate. I f the album were bad they would drag it to hell and back. 

This album is on the way to become one of the most important Madonna albums.

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4 hours ago, humanracin said:

Reviewers seem to either Hate or Love the album, it seems to get either 80 or 50 and below.

So overall score is now down to 70.... hope it doesn't fall into the 60s !

And where is the Mojo review ?!

But that isn't true. Most reviews are very positive. One outright negative one. The ones in the 60's are written as 80 or above but cite a few (in their opinion) questionable lyrical choices and that seems to shave off 20 points. Ridiculous. 

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23 minutes ago, jamesshot said:

But that isn't true. Most reviews are very positive. One outright negative one. The ones in the 60's are written as 80 or above but cite a few (in their opinion) questionable lyrical choices and that seems to shave off 20 points. Ridiculous. 

Plus a great many positive reviews don't "count".  I think under 20 should be statistically insignificant

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I've been over critics for a long time. For one, I love horror movies and critics have always hated them so I have always had a very skeptical eye on critics. When it comes to Madonna, they never review just her work, they review her, and it is tiresome. I can't usually make it through any article on Madonna because I always encounter the usual bullshit. I'm not reading that shit anymore. She survived vicious attempts to take her down yet they keep trying. You can't be more successful than Madonna so they failed.

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Anyone read the review in The Quietus? Not going to post it here but it’s pretty damming. And unfair. Basically paints her as a white supremicist and at one point says ‘oh fuck off Madge.’ Not the most professional. 

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21 minutes ago, Fever said:

Anyone read the review in The Quietus? Not going to post it here but it’s pretty damming. And unfair. Basically paints her as a white supremicist and at one point says ‘oh fuck off Madge.’ Not the most professional. 

it counts

her metacritic is getting worse lol

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