5.0 out of 5 stars something for everyone..look and you will find..
There is much more here than meets the eye in this popular studio release. It sounds all too good and her voice sounds just a sgood when she was younger..recent reviewers have said her dancing on tour is outstanding..concerts..the live show..but the studio compared to the live sound..which do you prefer on cd..the studio with its mixes screening out..perfecting here and...
Published 9 months ago by Anthony Marinelli
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Music" Meets "Confessions" With Less Than Spectacular Results
Expectations were high for MDNA, Madonna's first studio album in four years, and after several spins, this uneven and derivative record has left me a little disappointed. The irony is that back in 1983-84 when radio and clubs were discovering "Madonna", our lady was making melodic dance music using sexy vocals and catchy hooks ("Everybody" and "Physical Attraction")...
Published 20 months ago by Kasey G
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great album..,
5.0 out of 5 stars something for everyone..look and you will find..,
4.0 out of 5 stars very good,
This review is from: MDNA (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)very good plenty of beat and i like the fact that benassi and martin solveig are involve with that album cos the sound is fantastic
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Recording,
This review is from: MDNA (2LP Vinyl Deluxe) (LP Record)Most of Madonna's recordings on vinyl have left me a little cold the recent re-issue of Like a Prayer was just that a re-issue not re-mastered which it should be to remove false ceilings and floors. This recording however is well done from start to finish. Good dynamic sound nice highs and lows. Finally good quality vinyl quiet and a pleasure to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Madonna: MDNA...Debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200!!,
MEANING OF MDNA:
When discussing the album on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Madonna explained that the album's title is a triple entendre, representing both her name and "Madonna DNA." She also implied that it's also a reference to the drug MDMA, or ecstasy, which provides "euphoric feelings of love." It was rightly condemned by Lucy Dawe, a spokesperson for the anti-drugs campaign group Cannabis Skunk Sense. She told The Sun newspaper that Madonna's choice of album title was "an ill advised decision." For me, I almost confused myself with my credit card MBNA...
MDNA finds Madonna once again in charge and apparently motivated, cowriting and coproducing every track -- and this time, the co-credits aren't just cosmetic. It's her best album since "Ray of Light" in 1998, an album that balanced introspection and pop dazzle in collaboration with U.K. electronic artist William Orbit.
This set has 12 songs! The song "Give me All Your Luvin'" debut at the Super Bowl half time show. It peaked at Number 10 on Billboard Hot 100, becoming Madonna's 38th top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, extending her record as the artist with most top-ten singles in the chart history. But, Madonna's legend on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart grows this week, as "Give Me All Your Luvin'," featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., rises 2-1 to become her 41st leader on the list. She pulls further ahead of runner-up Janet Jackson, who's banked 19 toppers. "Girl Gone Wild" bounds 46-20 as the chart's Greatest Gainer, indicating potential for the track to become Madonna's 42nd No. 1 on the tally within weeks.
French techno maven Martin Solveig produced "Give Me All Your Luvin'". I still have fond memories of the song from 2011 "Hello" by Martin Solveig and the Dragonettes.
Like few Madonna albums in the last decade, the album has an emotional center, informed by the latest upheaval in her personal life. In 1998 for "Ray of Light," it was the birth of her first child that coloured that album's more open tone. On "MDNA," it's the dissolution of her marriage to movie director Guy Ritchie.
One word: FANTASTIC! The audio was very well remastered, showcasing Madonna's sweet voice, with clear, crisp instrumental backing tracks. Very well done. (5/5)
01 Girl Gone Wild
02 Gang Bang
03 I'm Addicted
04 Turn Up The Radio
05 Give Me All Your Luvin'
06 Some Girls
08 I Don't Give A
09 I'm A Sinner
10 Love Spent
12 Falling Free
MDNA Tour is set to begin on May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel and end in Australia in early 2013. It will mark her biggest tour yet with 90 shows and will include her first concerts in Australia in nearly 20 years.
In my review of her most recent Sweet And Sticky Tour (blu ray)(my review found elsewhere), I found Madonna was simply outstanding: she can dance, she can sing and she can control the audience at the palm of her hand...a true showman and an icon. I am sure that her MDNA tour will be even more exciting, confirming her place as our Queen of Pop!
A gentle reminder: Madonna's Evita (blu ray) will be released on June 19, 2012. Pre-order now before the price goes up.
Finally, there is also a Deluxe Edition with 2 discs and 17 songs. At one point, the Deluxe Edition was actually cheaper than the regular set. But good things do not last long. Now the Deluxe Edition is back to the higher price. At any rate, the above regular set is very highly recommended. I hope the above review is helpful to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She does it again,
I will admit that the first time I listened to this album I did not like it.
However, by the third time I listened to it - I was hooked.
There are some amazing songs on here. However, the content of the songs are not like a virgin.
Now I love driving down the highway with this album playing. Yes there are a few tracks I skip over. Over all, I listen to 80% of this album. It has been a long time since I could say I listened to 80% of an album.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Music" Meets "Confessions" With Less Than Spectacular Results,
This review is from: MDNA (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)Expectations were high for MDNA, Madonna's first studio album in four years, and after several spins, this uneven and derivative record has left me a little disappointed. The irony is that back in 1983-84 when radio and clubs were discovering "Madonna", our lady was making melodic dance music using sexy vocals and catchy hooks ("Everybody" and "Physical Attraction") unlike the robotic, mechanical club fare by faceless artists like Debbie Deb ("Lookout Weekend", "When I Hear Music"). Flash-forward nearly 30 years and Madonna's vocals sound as detached and over-processed as Britney Spears on about three-quarters of this album. It was fresh and exciting back in 2000 when "Music" was released (and "Music" was a smorgasbord of lovely melodies and introspective lyrics), but in 2012 I was expecting something more innovative from "the Queen".
There is very little about this album that separates it from the current crop of successful pop-tarts like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Even worse, is that while Madonna has always borrowed from others but managed to successfully put her own spin on things, there is just too much here that is derivative and now she's even resorted to stealing from herself. Perhaps reteaming with Orbit wasn't the best idea after all.
Borrowing from past glories, the opening voice-over on "Girl Gone Wild" is captivating, although sounds all-too-similar to "Sorry" and the song itself, while energized and catchy, is too frantic like those 2-Unlimited hits of the early '90s. The production on "Superstar" is good, the song itself is a mishmash of earlier triumphs. It borrows a guitar line from "Ray of Light", contains a role call of silver-screen legends ("Vogue") and bits of the rhythm track are stolen from Madonna's own favorite '80s dance group Lime. Right from the first note, the melody of "Best Friend" is ripped from J-Lo's "Love Don't Cost a Thing".
Pandering to the lowest common denominator we have innocuous, juvenile club music with lazy lyrics ("TUrn Up The Radio", "Some Girls") that you'd expect from Miley Cyrus or Britney Spears. However, if you love Martin Solveig's brain-dead "Hello", you'll probably love these.
Kanye West's appearance on "Hard Candy" was bad enough, but here things get even worse when Nicky Minaj and MIA show up. "Give Me All Your Luvin'" is just terrible--seriously, an attempted remake of the 1980s ZZ Top rocker would have been a better idea than this. Sounding more like a theme from a teenybopper sitcom on Nickelodeon than a Madonna record, the rap is cringe-worthy and while it's obvious Madonna is trying to appeal to the youth market, she doesn't need these potty-mouthed "celebrity" rappers to sell a song. Strangely, I found the Party Rock Remix slightly more tolerable. "I Don't Give A" is an annoying, defiant rap diatribe dedicated to Guy Ritchie, no doubt.
Although I was hoping for something more organic, by the time we get to "Masterpiece" and "Falling Free", it's a case of 'too-little-too-late' (besides "Masterpiece" tries too hard in its analogies). "Falling Free" is a stark, beautiful closer but just seems to be missing that certain something. The incredibly simple "B-Day Song" is a harmless mid-'60s British Invasion ditty but only really stands out because of it's technical simplicity compared with everything that's come before it. After the first listen though, it becomes as childish and annoying as Rebecca Black's "Friday".
MNDA is not a total loss, however. "Beautiful Killer" plugs along pleasantly but the lyrics are not that great. "I F***** Up", repulsive title aside, could have been single material had Madonna been smart enough to realize this beforehand and replace the offensive with a more radio-friendly lyric. I'm on the fence about "Love Spent", which had potential to be an epic fast love song but tries to be too musically adventurous for its' own good, with too many vocal key changes. It's like a Confessions Megamix of "Hung Up", "Isaac" and "Let It Will Be".
The two stand-outs on this album are the wonderfully dark, hypnotic club thumper "Gang Bang" with a techno buzz reminiscent of Darude's "Sandstorm". It's a simple yet effective revenge tale on which Madonna doesn't even sound like herself which makes it all the more interesting. More songs using the 'less-is-more' motto could have saved the album. "I'm Addicted" is a mix of swirling electronica that recalls "Impressive Instant" with lots of stutter edits and chants of the album title "M-D-N-A". "I'm a Sinner" is another of the few winners here, the fusion of great late-'60s sound and religious imagery is like "Beautiful Stranger" meets "Like a Prayer". The most infectious song of the album--perfection!
Considering Madonna's age and experience and the fact that her primary fanbase is now in their 40s, I was hoping for something a little deeper--not necessarily Joni Mitchell but not Katy Perry or Lady Gaga either.
The album would have been better had "Beautiful Killer" and "I F***** Up" replaced "I Don't Give A" and "Gimme All Your Luvin". Worthwhile for "Gang Bang" and "I'm a Sinner", but you have to endure the cringe-worthy "Gimme All Your Luvin"' and horrible appearances of the vulgar Nicki Minaj. Unfortunately the outstanding numbers and weak ones cancel each other out so that I can't give this more than THREE-and-a-HALF STARS. 75% of it will make a good mind-numbing workout album, though.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Her time may be done...........,
This review is from: MDNA (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)I was so excited to purchase this CD but was quickly diappointed beyond song #1. I think Madonna's time may have come to an end. I would not purchase any future CD's of hers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "MDNA Of Fun",
This review is from: MDNA (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)'MDNA' by Madonna is a phenomenal assembly of energetic and catchy beats. She creatively dabbles in various genres and touches on happy themes of life through hits such as 'Masterpiece.' There is something for everyone on this cd and even Madonna fans are obviously going to differ on what they like most on 'MDNA'. This is because songs such as 'Turn Up The Radio,' 'B-Day Song', 'Some Girls', 'Give Me All Your Luvin', and 'Girl Gone Wild' experiment with varied life themes. However, my two current favorites are 'Superstar' and 'I Don't Give A' (featuring Nicki Minaj). 'Superstar' appears to be a song about seeing what is brilliant in someone. 'I Don't Give A' (featuring Nicki Minaj) appears to send a powerful message of self-confidently taking control of one's destiny. 'MDNA' by Madonna is great for Madonna fans and/or anyone who enjoys music collections that span the pop, dance, and electronica genres.
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