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Thread started 11/23/11 1:26am

dancerella

Madge - Bedtime Stories Yay or Nay?

I'm a big Madonna fan and mostly love music from the 80s, so i've never gotten around to this album because I generally don't like music from the 90's. It tends to sound more dated to me than music from the 80's. I'm thinking of giving this album a shot, finally. Wht do you guys think? Is this a good album? I love Human Nature and even Take a bow is cool. How's the rest?

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Reply #1 posted 11/23/11 1:30am

Gunsnhalen

I don't care for much of her 80's music, i LOVE her 90's work though.

The album is good Survival, Take A Bow, Forbidden Love, I'd Rather Be Your Lover, Bedtime Stories all good songs.

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Reply #2 posted 11/23/11 1:48am

dancerella

Gunsnhalen said:

I don't care for much of her 80's music, i LOVE her 90's work though.

The album is good Survival, Take A Bow, Forbidden Love, I'd Rather Be Your Lover, Bedtime Stories all good songs.

[Edited 11/23/11 1:32am]

It's got a pretty chilled vibe though right?

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Reply #3 posted 11/23/11 1:54am

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I love Bedtime Stories. I think it has some of her stronger songs.

songs like Sanctuary, Secret & Survival are amongst my very favorite from her catalog.

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Reply #4 posted 11/23/11 2:21am

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dancerella said:

Gunsnhalen said:

I don't care for much of her 80's music, i LOVE her 90's work though.

The album is good Survival, Take A Bow, Forbidden Love, I'd Rather Be Your Lover, Bedtime Stories all good songs.

[Edited 11/23/11 1:32am]

It's got a pretty chilled vibe though right?

Yeah, it has a very R&B/Hip-Hop sound to it with some hints of dance & rock.

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Reply #5 posted 11/23/11 2:55am

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This was the last of her really great albums imo, I never cared for the techno stuff.

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Reply #6 posted 11/23/11 5:30am

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i used to play it to fall in sleep.

i mean that as a compliment.

yes SIR!
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Reply #7 posted 11/23/11 5:33am

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Hell fucking YAY!!!!! I play that album in my car regularly, one of my most favorite albums of hers. nod

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Reply #8 posted 11/23/11 6:06am

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I'm not a big Madge fan, but my wife is so I'm exposed to most of her albums.

I would say Bedtime Stories was my favourite, alongside ROL. But then I love that chilled out understated R&B vibe Babyface had going on in the 90s....

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Reply #9 posted 11/23/11 6:15am

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I've never been a fan of much R&B music so this isn't one of my favorite from Madge. I think the singles are fantastic, some of her strongest! but survival is really the only non single I listen to regularly.

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Reply #10 posted 11/23/11 11:12am

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Big Time Yay!!!!

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Reply #11 posted 11/23/11 11:19am

Timmy84

Yep.

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Reply #12 posted 11/23/11 11:24am

sextonseven

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Madonna doing R&B = NAY

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Reply #13 posted 11/23/11 11:31am

JoeTyler

It's her Hard Candy of the 90s, but less desperate, more natural, more honest, and of course 90s R&B, despite its flaws, is better than 00s shit-hop/shit-dance

if anything, the whole album is full of slow numbers, ballads, dark mid-tempo and pseudo-trance, its a VERY relaxed album and the first step towards the right direction (Ray of Light)

worst songs: Survival, Don't Stop, in other words, the upbeat R&B numbers...

so, a YAY, but it's NOT one of her top5 albums, in my opinion; in fact, I'd only place it above HC, Evita, Dick Tracy and AM...

AND of course, this was her first album WITHOUT epic, fast, edgy, loud, hardcore dance anthems like Express Yourself, Lucky Star, Into The Groove, Vogue, Deeper and Deeper, etc. so for many longtime fans, BS was the end of the road, at least until Confessions...

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Reply #14 posted 11/23/11 11:33am

dancerella

sextonseven said:

Madonna doing R&B = NAY

Really? I actually like Hard Candy but I knowi'm in the minority on that.

Imay try Bedtime Stories out but if it's no good it's getting deleted. This will be a big stretch for me since it's a 90's album and it's slower, as well as R&B.

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Reply #15 posted 11/23/11 12:35pm

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It's one of her weakest efforts, but the singles are great (well, except "Bedtime Story"). All of her subsequent albums are better.
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Reply #16 posted 11/23/11 12:50pm

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dancerella said:

sextonseven said:

Madonna doing R&B = NAY

Really? I actually like Hard Candy but I knowi'm in the minority on that.

Imay try Bedtime Stories out but if it's no good it's getting deleted. This will be a big stretch for me since it's a 90's album and it's slower, as well as R&B.

I didn't like Hard Candy either. I had the CD for a few months then sold it on ebay.

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Reply #17 posted 11/23/11 12:53pm

SoulAlive

This album is surprisingly mellow for a Madonna album.The grooves are slow and seductive.....the complete opposite of Erotica.Looking at the print ads for the album,it's easy to see what Madonna was trying to do.One ad featured this caption: Madonna wants to tuck you in with her new album.....that's "tuck" with a "t" lol She was aiming for a softer,more sensual R&B sound.

The highlights: "Survival","Secret","Inside Of Me","Forbidden Love" and "Take A Bow".

It's a satisfying album....not nearly as edgy as what came later,but it's pretty good.

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Reply #18 posted 11/23/11 1:10pm

Timmy84

SoulAlive said:

This album is surprisingly mellow for a Madonna album.The grooves are slow and seductive.....the complete opposite of Erotica.Looking at the print ads for the album,it's easy to see what Madonna was trying to do.One ad featured this caption: Madonna wants to tuck you in with her new album.....that's "tuck" with a "t" lol She was aiming for a softer,more sensual R&B sound.

The highlights: "Survival","Secret","Inside Of Me","Forbidden Love" and "Take A Bow".

It's a satisfying album....not nearly as edgy as what came later,but it's pretty good.

nod Even at ten, I knew what Madonna was doing especially from the reaction she got from Erotica.

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Reply #19 posted 11/23/11 1:35pm

Gunsnhalen

Madonna was defintley going for more serious music from 94-98

She had this, Evita, Some To Remember ballads including the hit You'll See and then of course Ray Of Light

This was THE period of Madonna for me

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Reply #20 posted 11/23/11 4:11pm

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I purchased it when it first came out. I only brought it for "Take A Bow". I really never listened to the other tracks. That was the last Madonna album that I actually purchased and kept for longer than a couple of weeks.

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Reply #21 posted 11/23/11 8:44pm

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Reply #22 posted 11/24/11 12:18am

alphastreet

Bedtime Stories era-yay for all the amazing videos with songs to go with it! Album-nay, though I'll give the artwork and some of the non-releases credit. It is not as strong as her 80's work, and I never, ever understood the comparison to Hard Candy. Hard Candy is more bubbly like her 80's work and 00's work.

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Reply #23 posted 11/24/11 2:36am

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probably my favorite album by her. i love the chilled out r&b vibe and personal lyrics. i've been obsessed with 92-94 era Madonna for the last month. her music, videos, tour, interviews, general style...i think it was the most brilliant time in her career.

Inside Of Me is my fave from Bedtime Stories.

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Reply #24 posted 11/24/11 4:51am

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Love Tried To Welcome Me is one of her best songs ever in my opinion.

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Reply #25 posted 11/24/11 11:29am

TonyVanDam

I vote yay.

It's Madonna's take on the hip-hop soul genre (co-founded by Mary J. Blige & Sean "Puffy" Combs no less).

My favorite track from the album was NEVER release as a single like it should have:

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Reply #26 posted 11/24/11 11:42am

Timmy84

rlittler81 said:

Love Tried To Welcome Me is one of her best songs ever in my opinion.

I feel the same way. nod

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Reply #27 posted 11/24/11 5:23pm

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sextonseven said:

dancerella said:

Really? I actually like Hard Candy but I knowi'm in the minority on that.

Imay try Bedtime Stories out but if it's no good it's getting deleted. This will be a big stretch for me since it's a 90's album and it's slower, as well as R&B.

I didn't like Hard Candy either. I had the CD for a few months then sold it on ebay.

I love Madonna doing r&b...it's where she is at her most interesting imo.

And I would consider her debut a FULL ON R&B experience...

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Reply #28 posted 11/24/11 5:27pm

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And Bedtime Stories is her second best album. First being Erotica, third being debut. Hands down...then Like A Prayer then Im Breathless then Confessions then Like A Virgin...for me

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Reply #29 posted 11/24/11 6:25pm

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badujunkie said:

sextonseven said:

I didn't like Hard Candy either. I had the CD for a few months then sold it on ebay.

I love Madonna doing r&b...it's where she is at her most interesting imo.

And I would consider her debut a FULL ON R&B experience...

Yeah, I have to agree. Madonna doing anything but R&B and/or Dance is a bit of a joke. Sorry folks but she is.

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