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Old 04-09-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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The most appauling song I've heard in a LONG time

I know I'm an eletist music snob, but I'm sure someone out there agrees with me that Madonna's new song "American Life" is the most god-awful piece of trash that has made it on to the radio in a LONG time!

I respect Madonna for what she has accomplished musically. Not a fan of her music (although the album with Ray of Light isn't bad), but between the song she did for Die Another Day and this latest travesty....man, I'm beginning to wonder.

The synthesizer line sounds like some early eighties computer geek got a hold of a keyboard (think Ross in Friends) and decided to make music. The lyrics are so bad, and what the f#&k is that RAP thing going on towards the end of the song. Are you f'ing kidding me? "I'm not a christian, and I'm not a jew". Please, somebody spare me. Is she serious?

When I heard the song I wasn't sure what to do. I couldn't change the channel because I was somehow drawn to this massacre, like watching a car crash happen over 4 minutes.

And the worst part was that it was the #1 song on some radio's daily top ten. What is happening?

On a positive note, I bought a brilliant cd today. Dzihan & Kamien: Refrieked. Great cd. Check it out.
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I haven't found Madonna interesting in 10 years.
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i only heard a bit of this song the other day and i was not impressed at all. i think she needs to hang it up.
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Old 04-09-2003, 09:47 PM   #4
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I haven't liked her last two singles much. But I thought Ray of Light and Music (the albums) were both fantastic. That (and her past body of work) far outweighs two bad singles that weren't even on albums. I'm still interested in hearing what she comes up with on her next record.
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She's been using that techno sound for too long now. I souds like shit.
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madonna hasn't been interesting in...ever.

but yes, i heard a bit of this song and it sounded absolutely horrid.
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She raps in it.
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She raps in it.

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Ray of Light was her best album, hands down.

She should have quit while she was good.
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it is a rather bad song
I hear a lot worse on the radio though
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It works in the HBO commercial (i.e., for those who don't have HBO, it's used in a commercial for their programming). Good place for it, I'd say.
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It works in the HBO commercial (i.e., for those who don't have HBO, it's used in a commercial for their programming). Good place for it, I'd say.
that's funny, cuz that's where i heard it first. i think it sounded overproduced, and way too reliant on synthesizers. everyone trashes the 80s so much, so how come people are still using synths, the most overused musical equipment? techno hasn't really been mainstream in a couple years, and it's time for her to "start" another trend.
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I'm glad I don't listen to radio statios that play Madonna and the like.
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Tis true

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Ray of Light was her best album, hands down.

She should have quit while she was good.

It's the only album I've ever bought from her.
It's very good. Although, I have to admit I still
LOVE all of the eighties stuff.
Did anyone see her tour show on HBO...I thought
it was great!!!
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I'm sorry, but I disagree. Her cover of American Pie was by far the worst song to come out in recent years.
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