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Old 11-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #346
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I reaaaaally don't like it.

It's got that cheerleader vibe.

I mean, it's fun, and I like other songs that have that vibe (hi, Avril!), but I expect something beyond that from Madonna.

But, am still happy to hear she's got a new album coming. Hope there's plenty of other songs on the album I WILL like.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #347
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I reaaaaally don't like it.

It's got that cheerleader vibe.

I mean, it's fun, and I like other songs that have that vibe (hi, Avril!), but I expect something beyond that from Madonna.

But, am still happy to hear she's got a new album coming. Hope there's plenty of other songs on the album I WILL like.
I can't stand that L-U-V, Madonna! crap at all. The rest of the song is not bad. I wonder if she'll re-work the song in time for the album release, like she did with one of her songs on Hard Candy. Other than that, as you said, I hope there are other songs I will like, though this one was tolerable for me.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #348
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Hew... And I thought that after Hard Candy letdown and "Celebration"/"Revolver" bad moment she was gonna pull that bad taste back. Guess I was wrong.
The song is bad, doesn't seem interesting, the lyrics are not her worse of the last decade because "Celebration" is even worse.

I just hope she comes out with an interesting video with a strong message... Cause I can't remember the last time she did that.

I hope this is not representative at all of what's coming up. I'm just afraid that too many different producers will result again (like Hard Candy and even in Music - although this last one is very good) in a collection of mere pop songs with Top 40 potential with no cohesion at all.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:38 PM   #349
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Really bad.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:51 PM   #350
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Guess who will be playing the Super Bowl halftime show in Indianapolis on February 5th?

Madonna to headline Super Bowl halftime show - CNN.com

NFL.com news: Super Bowl XLVI Halftime show will feature Madonna

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Madonna has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance for the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.
Really don't know how to react to this, but it will be interesting.

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #351
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And a demo of another new song leaked (but her team has already pulled it off Youtube). It's a track called "Masterpiece", produced by William Orbit, composed for Madonna's new directed movie, but it seems it'll be on her new album also.

I didn't like it very much. The lyrics are not bad, but Madonna has wrote already better. The instrumental it's a mix between R&B mid-tempo beat and kizomba style, with the chord progressions and vocal melody just like "Time Stood Still" or "The Power Of Good-bye".
It's a demo, but I'm not impressed and still have low expectations for the new album after this, after the cheerleading demo and after what Madonna presented in the latest years (Hard Candy and the very poor Celebration bonus tracks).
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #352
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This is this Madonna Appreciation Thread, people! Get with it! I think its awesome that she's performing during Halftime at the Super Bowl! Especially, when the Black Eyed Peas sucked last year during the Big Game. Plus, obviously, my guess is she's using the game to promote the new stuff she'll have coming out. Yeah baby!
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #353
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there is an HQ version of Masterpiece out there now- it sounds great. best thing she's done since COADF (which admittedly isn't saying much).

didn't like the other track that leaked- same type of crap she did on Hard Candy
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(Am I allowed to dissent on this thread? Please skip this post if I'm not.)

I don't like Madonna's media personality past or present, and I consider her musical output since the 80s (that which I've heard) totally disposable.

When I was a wee tyke, in the mid to late 80s, Madonna was the biggest personality in pop and I fell under her spell briefly. I used to own a few of her 80s albums, which I rather enjoyed. As far as 80s pop goes, they're not bad at all. In retrospect, I'd say the albums are actually quite forgettable but for a few sunny pop hits, so her hits collection is all you'd need (if you were so disposed). The lone exception would be her '89 album Like A Prayer, which -- attention-grabbing single and video excepted -- is a very solid album, with a diversity of styles, some very good songcraft (even a Prince tune), and better than usual vocals. I think that's a great example of 80s pop.

After that, nothing whatsoever interests me, albeit I haven't been listening. Madonna became a victim of the 80s in the alt-rock early-90s era and was actually a bit of an anachronism, which is likely where she should have stayed. Instead, she hired a new stylist, paid big bucks for the trendiest producers, and waited around for the teen-pop trend to come back (hello, Britney) and then rode out her career as a pop "survivor".

That kind of choreographed live show completely turns me off, but it must float some people's boats.

As for her image, I can only say that it's regrettable. It's sad to think of how many kids my age -- and especially girls -- thought nothing was wrong with Madonna's "slut" image (remember the "Boy Toy" T-shirt on the album cover), and considered it the normal thing to do. This when kids were 10 or 12 years old. Later, of course, it became commonplace for fading female singers to adopt the "slut look" in order to reinvigorate their careers, so I guess that's Madonna's personal legacy.

Finally, Madonna's enormous appeal to the gay community also baffles me. I get that she sexed it up and brought in-the-closet sexuality out of the closet, but she did it while acting like a street-tart for 1950s' lumberjacks.
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Panther, this is Madonna "Appreciation" Thread. Take your hate/scorn for the Material Girl elsewhere.
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(Am I allowed to dissent on this thread? Please skip this post if I'm not.)

I don't like Madonna's media personality past or present, and I consider her musical output since the 80s (that which I've heard) totally disposable.

When I was a wee tyke, in the mid to late 80s, Madonna was the biggest personality in pop and I fell under her spell briefly. I used to own a few of her 80s albums, which I rather enjoyed. As far as 80s pop goes, they're not bad at all. In retrospect, I'd say the albums are actually quite forgettable but for a few sunny pop hits, so her hits collection is all you'd need (if you were so disposed). The lone exception would be her '89 album Like A Prayer, which -- attention-grabbing single and video excepted -- is a very solid album, with a diversity of styles, some very good songcraft (even a Prince tune), and better than usual vocals. I think that's a great example of 80s pop.

After that, nothing whatsoever interests me, albeit I haven't been listening. Madonna became a victim of the 80s in the alt-rock early-90s era and was actually a bit of an anachronism, which is likely where she should have stayed. Instead, she hired a new stylist, paid big bucks for the trendiest producers, and waited around for the teen-pop trend to come back (hello, Britney) and then rode out her career as a pop "survivor".

That kind of choreographed live show completely turns me off, but it must float some people's boats.

As for her image, I can only say that it's regrettable. It's sad to think of how many kids my age -- and especially girls -- thought nothing was wrong with Madonna's "slut" image (remember the "Boy Toy" T-shirt on the album cover), and considered it the normal thing to do. This when kids were 10 or 12 years old. Later, of course, it became commonplace for fading female singers to adopt the "slut look" in order to reinvigorate their careers, so I guess that's Madonna's personal legacy.

Finally, Madonna's enormous appeal to the gay community also baffles me. I get that she sexed it up and brought in-the-closet sexuality out of the closet, but she did it while acting like a street-tart for 1950s' lumberjacks.
Are you forgetting that, liker or not, Madonna is one of the few pop music icons that is dissected by the most important contemporary authors of cultural studies, mostly because of her importance in the gender (although she approached others too) issue/pilar?
Or is that the vision of someone who mostly know her biggest hits and also haven't heard most of her records of the seconds half of her career?
You may not like her, which is very legitimate, but it's a very narrow view over a persona who's probably one of the biggest references of contemporary popular culture, don't you think?
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Are you forgetting that, liker or not, Madonna is one of the few pop music icons that is dissected by the most important contemporary authors of cultural studies, mostly because of her importance in the gender (although she approached others too) issue/pilar?
So... what exactly is her importance?
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So... what exactly is her importance?
Do you know what are the main "lenses" through which you have read a cultural issue, any cultural situation? If not, go read about it for a while and then get back to this topic to reply my comment. Only then you'll know what I'm (me and many of the most important cultural studies' authors) talking about.
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