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  • Audio CD (Sept. 19 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B00004X01U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 591 customer reviews
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1. Music
2. Impressive Instant
3. Runaway Lover
4. I Deserve It
5. Amazing
6. Nobody's Perfect
7. Don't Tell Me
8. What It Feels Like For A Girl
9. Paradise (Not For Me)
10. Gone

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Madonna is the biggest female star in the world and Music one of the biggest releases of the year. Continuing the electronic dance-pop of 1998's Ray Of Light, Madonna produced Music with French dance sensation Mirwais, Ray Of Light's William Orbit, Mark "Spike" Stent (Bjork, Oasis, Beth Orton) and others. In the year MM, Madonna's Music takes her to the top once more. Certified at 2 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)


Madonna's never really been a musical trendsetter; she's a trend champion. She's always felt an affinity with underground culture, but not until her soul-searching trip-hop breakthrough Ray of Light had this love been the sole mainstay of her albums. On Music, she's inducted the cool funk of Parisian electro-pop as the latest addition to her musical court, abruptly closing the chapter of the movement's niche status. Here, French DJ Mirwais Ahmadzai takes on the majority of production credit, with Light's William Orbit billed on two tracks; the result is a collection of songs that often links arm-in-arm with Franco-techno groups ranging from Daft Punk to Air.

Madonna relinquished unprecedented production control on Ray of Light, which resulted in the best album of her career. On Music, she does the same, dividing the CD into three distinct voices. Orbit's train-track-clacking drum loops churning under citrusy trance ("Runaway Lover" and "Amazing") shimmer for the headphone set. When Ahmadzai diverts from his pure-play French-style club burners ("Impressive Instant" and the title track), he employs several temporarily fashionable gimmicks such as vocoder effects ("Nobody's Perfect") and spacious keyboard work combined with acoustic guitar ("I Deserve It"). Lyrically, Madonna's introspection and love songs are some of her most intimate. Given the surrounding context of the album, "I Deserve It" is an outright folk song, and on "Don't Tell Me," she forgoes precisely enunciated singing for the aching plead of an emotive R&B crooner. For a second time, instead of exploiting an of-the-moment subgenre, she immortalizes it. And in doing so, she simultaneously draws massive mainstream attention to a deserving class of dance music and raises the bar for Top 40 pop. --Beth Massa

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By KaseyG TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 5 2011
Format: Audio CD
I admit I may have a personal bias regarding Madonna's "Music" album. Released in October 2000 and maintaining a high profile for nearly a year after that thanks to three big hit singles, this album quickly became my favorite Lady M album ever. It didn't hurt that its reign coincided with the happiest and healthiest time in my life.

The first time I heard this album, it seemed like the perfect music for the New Millenium, even better than "Ray of Light". An excellent album in its own right, I found Madonna taking herself too seriously on "Ray", whereas "Music" is more relaxed.

From the opening of Madonna's distorted spoken passage to the electronic blips and bleeps and stops-and-starts, the title track becomes one of her instant dance classics like "Into the Groove" and "Vogue".

The electronica sound reaches its apex on the darker "Impressive Instant" and throbbing "Runaway Lover".

For me, the album really kicks off with "I Deserve It". The surprisingly effective fusion of country-folk and electronica is most-evident on this song as well as the final cut, the equally beautiful and introspective "Gone". Of course, "Don't Tell Me" was a huge Top Five smash and the Thunderpuss mix may well be my favorite Madonna remix ever.

The opening of "Amazing" makes me feel as though I'm walking through a dream until the razor-sharp guitars slash through and that irressistible beat kicks in. I know many fans call this a rip-off of "Beautiful Stranger", but I love the lyrics and Madge's delivery on "Amazing" even more.

If I had to pick a favorite track from this album, it would be a close call between "I Deserve It", "Amazing" and "Nobody's Perfect", but the latter would win out.
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MUSIC is Madonna's very best album in years (the single and the album are both #1!!!). It has a very unique sound because it sounds really modern and new age as well as earthy and very nostalgic. MUSIC picked up where RAY OF LIGHT left off mixing electronica tunes with a beautiful voice. Here's my favorite tracks on the album: MUSIC -Reminds me of some of her older songs (like INTO THE GROOVE or EVERYBODY), very danceable, very fast and enjoyable to listen to. IMPRESSIVE INSTANT - This has to be my favorite track on the entire album, very modern sounding (tons of electronica!), it reminds me of the theme-song for Josie And The Pussycats. Madonna's voice on this track sounds especially high and beautiful. AMAZING - Really beautiful song w/ lots of great-sounding background music, sounds like a slower version of BEAUTIFUL STRANGER. CYBERRAGA -This song is only on the MUSIC single (and the Japanese album) but I really love it and think it should have been on the album. Madonna sings and chants in Indian and reminds us that a 'material girl' can do more that just catchy dance tunes. You go girl! So even if you're not a Madonna fan I recommend MUSIC to you because you will really enjoy it. In the year 2000 Madonna really does rule the world!! Music brings the people together...
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On "Music", Madonna's continues on the path set by her last CD, "Ray of Light", yet the result is anything but repetitive. On "Ray of Light", Madonna took on the limp genre of techno music, a world where generic fast beats back up meaningless lyrics and artists rarely outlive one hit wonder status. Yet on "Ray of light", with beautiful and unique beats produced by Mirwais Ahmadai, Madonna proved that techno music can be meaningful. She took the techno ditty formula to its ultimate height with the soaring title track and filled songs like "Nothing really matters" with intense emotional meaning. On "Music", Ahmadia is back and along with him his techno beats and Madonna brings a new emotional state to this album. "Music" and "Don't tell me" were the big hits off this album and they're perfectly delightful ditties. Madonna's voice is still reaping the benefits from the vocal lessons she took for the film "Evita" and as on "Light", she's able to manipulate her small range to turn the songs out. Yet it's the other tracks that help this record keep its shine years later. On "Paradise" Madonna indulges herself in over dramatic speeches in both French and English but somehow it works and the playfully delivered chorus "your paradise is not for me" proves again that for all her consumerist shallowness, there is more to Madonna. "Gone" also shows great strength, as Madonna soulfully sings about following your dreams. What really made "Light" and "Music" so interesting and artistic, was the deep regret Madonna reveals. There's something very imploring and even human that as she enters her 40s, Madonna regrets some of the shock and scandal she indulged in at the beginning of her career.Read more ›
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Two years after the release of the multi-platinum critically acclaimed "Ray of Light", Madonna decided to return to her roots and do exactly what she is known for, dance music. The result of it is nothing overly amazing, but pleasing to those who just like to relax and have fun. Luckily, Madonna was able to take her electronica to a new level and make into a success, giving her her first number 1 album since 1989's "Like A Prayer" and her number 1 single since 1995's "Take A Bow".
1. Music- An excellent track. The song is basically about having fun and coming together. Possibly Madonna's greatest dance track ever.
2. Impressive Instant- This song is nothing amazing, but more of an expiriment with electronics. All in all it's pleasing.
3. Runaway Lover- This is probably my least favorite track on the album. Unlike the previous songs, the electronic beat just becomes dull and uneasy to listen to, and the lyrics are horrible.
4. I Deserve It- The best track on the album. Not only does it have a catchy chorus and a sweet meaning, but it combines guitars with electronics(similar to the songs on American Life).
5. Amazing- This song sounds alot like Beautiful Stranger, only not as catchy, and unlike the song's title, it isn't amazing.
6. Nobody's Perfect- An excellent track. I love the vocoder, the song's message, and the guitars and electronics.
7. Don't Tell Me- A catchy song with beautiful lyrics written by Madonna's brother. The orchesta is truly amazing.
8. What It Feels Like For A Girl- A sad song with a great message, although I do think that society is just as hard on males as far as putting standards on them.
9. Paradise(Not For Me)- Amazing. I love all the electronic noises and cool Japanese sounding music.
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