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Reply #30 posted 05/16/20 3:14pm

gandorb

It is interesting that True Blue, her biggest worldwide commercial success in terms of studio album sales, is barely mentioned here.

[Edited 5/16/20 15:15pm]

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Reply #31 posted 05/16/20 3:36pm

SoulAlive

gandorb said:

It is interesting that True Blue, her biggest worldwide commercial success in terms of studio album sales, is barely mentioned here.

"Live To Tell" is the song that turned me into a Madonna fan.That's when I knew that she was more than just a cute pop singer."Papa Don't Preach" had a similiar effect on me.These are 'serious' songs.I like the True Blue album,but I think the albums that came after are stronger and more consistent.

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Reply #32 posted 05/16/20 4:33pm

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gandorb said:

It is interesting that True Blue, her biggest worldwide commercial success in terms of studio album sales, is barely mentioned here.

[Edited 5/16/20 15:15pm]

I love True Blue.

I used to be into ranking the "mature" albums like Ray of Light and Like a Prayer high like a lot of this thread do too, now I'm starting to feel like it's like eating barbecue chicken with a knife and fork... kinda misses the point of a Madonna record in a way, no? True Blue feels more like that true blue essence of Madge music when I think of Madge music.

Bedtime Stories
is still best though, that's right in the middle there in terms of approach... I'd rank them but I haven't heard anything after Hard Candy and thus feel underqualified for a proper rundown.

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Reply #33 posted 05/16/20 4:46pm

alphastreet

I became a fan in the true blue era too, when I was introduced to papa don’t preach and her earlier hits on music video
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Reply #34 posted 05/16/20 6:14pm

gandorb

SoulAlive said:

gandorb said:

It is interesting that True Blue, her biggest worldwide commercial success in terms of studio album sales, is barely mentioned here.

"Live To Tell" is the song that turned me into a Madonna fan.That's when I knew that she was more than just a cute pop singer."Papa Don't Preach" had a similiar effect on me.These are 'serious' songs.I like the True Blue album,but I think the albums that came after are stronger and more consistent.

Yes, those two True Blue singles were a notch beyond what she had done before IMO. Yes, the whole album wasn't consistent.

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Reply #35 posted 05/17/20 6:02am

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SoulAlive said:

My Top 5 favorite Madonna albums 1) Ray Of Light 2) Erotica 3) Like A Prayer 4) Confessions On A Dancefloor 5) Bedtime Stories

All those are great albums.

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Reply #36 posted 05/17/20 4:18pm

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I stopped being a Madonna fan after Like A Prayer. I still listen to 'Madonna' from time to time. For some reason it's the one that made the most lasting impression.


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Reply #37 posted 05/17/20 5:25pm

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'Ray of Light' comes close lyrically, but for me she's never quite equaled the warm intimacy and vulnerability of 'Bedtime Stories'.
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Reply #38 posted 05/17/20 6:21pm

slyjackson

CherryMoon57 said:

I stopped being a Madonna fan after Like A Prayer. I still listen to 'Madonna' from time to time. For some reason it's the one that made the most lasting impression.


Great debut album, you should give her discography a chance, she's got great albums after LAP

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Reply #39 posted 05/17/20 10:02pm

SoulAlive

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I am among the few who really liked Hard Candy, though granted it is not near the top of her releases. I also love some of the songs on American Life but the bad songs really made it hard to listen all the way through without skipping. MDNA the only studio album that I really don't like hardly anything.

Seriously? You don't even like "Falling Free"? I think that song is incredible and should have been a single.

Other tunes I really like on that album: "Beautiful Killer","Some Girls","Gang Bang","I'm A Sinner","Love Spent".

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Reply #40 posted 05/17/20 10:04pm

SoulAlive

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Re: Hard Candy.....Love the pharell tracks, but the timbaland and Justin ones were the standouts to me. They came close to capturing her early 80s r&b grooves

For me,it's the opposite smile I think the Pharrell tracks were a better fit for Madonna....and yet my favorite track is the Timbaland-produced "Miles Away",lol

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Reply #41 posted 05/17/20 11:44pm

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It's all about dat "Voices". Pharrell tracks, as always, would've been better with Chad Hugo.


Just realized, was all her Guy Ritchie material only with Timbaland? All of those are fantastic.

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Reply #42 posted 05/18/20 6:07am

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Hands down, her debut!
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Reply #43 posted 05/18/20 9:34am

gandorb

SoulAlive said:



gandorb said:



I am among the few who really liked Hard Candy, though granted it is not near the top of her releases. I also love some of the songs on American Life but the bad songs really made it hard to listen all the way through without skipping. MDNA the only studio album that I really don't like hardly anything.




Seriously? You don't even like "Falling Free"? I think that song is incredible and should have been a single.



Other tunes I really like on that album: "Beautiful Killer","Some Girls","Gang Bang","I'm A Sinner","Love Spent".





Yes seriously, but I will give it another listen. I was so put off by the awful MDNA single that perhaps I didn't give the album a fair chance. That single to me was similar to when Prince led with My Name is Prince. A rather shocking decline from their respective traditions of strong lead singles.
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Reply #44 posted 05/18/20 1:14pm

SoulAlive

gandorb said:

SoulAlive said:

Seriously? You don't even like "Falling Free"? I think that song is incredible and should have been a single.

Other tunes I really like on that album: "Beautiful Killer","Some Girls","Gang Bang","I'm A Sinner","Love Spent".

Yes seriously, but I will give it another listen. I was so put off by the awful MDNA single that perhaps I didn't give the album a fair chance. That single to me was similar to when Prince led with My Name is Prince. A rather shocking decline from their respective traditions of strong lead singles.

never judge an entire album by the first single smile Record companies don't always choose the right song.If it were up to me,"Love Spent" and "Falling Free" would have been the first two singles.These songs are terrific.

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Reply #45 posted 05/18/20 1:24pm

alphastreet

SoulAlive said:



gandorb said:


SoulAlive said:



Seriously? You don't even like "Falling Free"? I think that song is incredible and should have been a single.



Other tunes I really like on that album: "Beautiful Killer","Some Girls","Gang Bang","I'm A Sinner","Love Spent".





Yes seriously, but I will give it another listen. I was so put off by the awful MDNA single that perhaps I didn't give the album a fair chance. That single to me was similar to when Prince led with My Name is Prince. A rather shocking decline from their respective traditions of strong lead singles.


never judge an entire album by the first single smile Record companies don't always choose the right song.If it were up to me,"Love Spent" and "Falling Free" would have been the first two singles.These songs are terrific.




Even girl gone wild or I don’t give a would have made a good first single
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Reply #46 posted 05/18/20 1:47pm

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alphastreet said:

SoulAlive said:

never judge an entire album by the first single smile Record companies don't always choose the right song.If it were up to me,"Love Spent" and "Falling Free" would have been the first two singles.These songs are terrific.

Even girl gone wild or I don’t give a would have made a good first single

Those are good songs.

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Reply #47 posted 05/18/20 1:51pm

slyjackson

OperatingThetan said:

'Ray of Light' comes close lyrically, but for me she's never quite equaled the warm intimacy and vulnerability of 'Bedtime Stories'.

Rya Of Light it's more spirtual and introspective whereas Bed is more intimate and vulnerable and of course it's an r&b album with some hip hop and electronica elements Ray Of Light is full of electronica with not r&b to be found.

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Reply #48 posted 05/19/20 2:53pm

alphastreet

I hear a very slight hip hop influence in the song Swim
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Reply #49 posted 05/19/20 4:53pm

slyjackson

alphastreet said:

I hear a very slight hip hop influence in the song Swim

Swim what a great song, many of them have some hip hop flavor.

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Reply #50 posted 05/19/20 6:02pm

alphastreet

slyjackson said:



alphastreet said:


I hear a very slight hip hop influence in the song Swim

Swim what a great song, many of them have some hip hop flavor.



It truly is. I still remember being in high school when my mom bought me the album and how that was the first song I was really into
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Reply #51 posted 05/20/20 6:58am

Abdul

I dig all her 80's albums, pick any one from that era. From the 90's on it's hit or miss for me

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Reply #52 posted 05/20/20 7:36am

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Ray of Light and Confessions...

Best era Erotica / Bedtime Stories

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Reply #53 posted 05/20/20 8:30am

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Essential:

Erotica

Ray Of Light

Like A Prayer

Confessions On A Dance Floor

Really Great:

Music

True Blue

Madonna

Rebel Heart

Bedtime Stories

American Life

Worth a go:

Madame X

I'm Breathless

Like A Virgin

Hard Candy

Meh:

MDNA

Who's That Girl

For beginners:

The Immaculate Collection

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Reply #54 posted 05/20/20 8:51am

alphastreet

I would add Celebration to the beginners list so that one is exposed to her post 80s work too
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Reply #55 posted 05/20/20 10:45am

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alphastreet said:

I would add Celebration to the beginners list so that one is exposed to her post 80s work too

Definitely, I'm just still annoyed that when I bought it, the edits of "Erotica" and "Cherish" were awful biggrin Plus the credits are a mess. It gets bonus points for the unique mix of 'Lucky Star' and including 'Who's That Girl', though...

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Reply #56 posted 05/20/20 12:17pm

alphastreet

Yeah I agree that was kind of annoying
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Reply #57 posted 05/20/20 1:31pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

Best era Erotica / Bedtime Stories

I really enjoyed the Erotica era biggrin it was fun and wild!

Deeper and Deeper Madonna.png

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Reply #58 posted 05/20/20 1:38pm

alphastreet

Some of her best tracks definitely came out of erotica and bedtime stories
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Reply #59 posted 05/20/20 1:43pm

SoulAlive

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give it up and let me have my way

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I'll give you love,I'll teach you how to.....

lol thumbs up!

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