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Mar 30 14 10:48 PM

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One album I always find people slanting that I always loved is AL. I like almost every song on that entire album, I think they just made a huge mistake in making the title track a single.


Its a weird old album AL. Its just horribly dour and boring. Nothing Fails and stuff like X-Static Process are nice but its just too serious for me. She did stuff like what's on AL far more interesting on albums like Music - Gone is a good example and a stunning song.  
  

I haven't listened to Music since I bought it when it was brand new and hated it. I should probably give it another try since my tastes have changed so much over the years. I remember only liking Music, Don't Tell Me and Impressive Instant. On AL I loved Hollywood, Love Profusion and Nobody Knows Me and liked nearly every other song IIRC.

I love Music imo. American Life is really her worst. Madonna is a good popstar but that sort of save the world artiste thing she was doing on that album failed big time, especially since she was railing against things she actively contributed to in the past.  Die Another Day, Love Profusion, Nobody Knows Me (Tour video) and the American Life video (blowing up president bush) are the only really great things about that era imo.


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Mar 31 14 2:20 PM

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Music comes across pretty inferior after ROL. Its not a great album but passable (a masterpiece though compared to everything after it barring COAD). I like Music, Impressive Instant (that intro is EPIC), Gone and Paradise (despite its excessive auto tune, its quite haunting). AL has a few songs I rate but aren't crazy on - Nothing Fails, Hollywood, Love Profusion and X-Static Process.  
  

See outside of the singles I didn't rate ROL either. I loved the singles, but after hearing all the hype I was shocked when I bought the album. I traded both of those in along with Michael Jackson's Bad and Whitney Houston's Whitney for something embarrassing like Stripped. Of course now that would never happen in a million years, but I was 17 and maybe my ears weren't as sensitive to screeching as they are now. As it stands now I only own COADf, a bunch of her Maxi-Singles and her hits collections, but I've been listening to her 80's and early 90's albums on Spotify and I'm actually liking them a lot more than I thought I would.



ROL did have an amazing run of singles (and they released so many, its gotta be what, half the album anyway? You only have about seven tracks left that weren't singles lol). There are a lot of album tracks I like though. Candy Perfume Girl, Sky Fits Heaven and Mer Girl are great. Random sidenote but I also really love the sequencing.

Oh, and as you love AL I'd strongly recommended you revisit Gone from Music. It could have come off of AL.

 

  

IMO only Frozen, Drowned World, TPOGB plus Little Star from ROL are good. The rest bores me.

Gone is a great track! I don't like the Music album but the title track along with Don't Tell Me and Gone are great.  


  

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Apr 2 14 7:08 PM

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I love the American Life album, tho it has some clunkers. Music is a fave as well. I always found ROL overrated.

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Apr 13 14 6:29 AM

Madonna is being accused of blackmail by the state of Malawi.

Full statement from Banda's office

Claims and misgivings have been expressed by Pop Star, Madonna and her agents, against the Malawi Government and its leadership for not giving her the attention and courtesy that she thinks she merits and deserves during her recent trip to Malawi.

According to the claims, Madonna feels that the Malawi Government and its leadership should have abandoned everything and attended to her because she believes she is a music star turned benefactor who is doing Malawi good.
Besides, in the feeling of Madonna, the Malawi Government and its leadership should have rolled out a red carpet and blast the 21-gun salute in her honour because she believes that as a musician, the whiff of whose repute flies across international boundaries, she automatically is candidate for VVIP treatment.
For not receiving the attention and the graces that she believes she deserved, Madonna believes someone, not lesser in disposition than the President's sister, Mrs. Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, has been pulling the strings against her following their earlier fallout bordering on a labour dispute.

State House has noted these claims and misgivings. State House has followed the debate incidental to these claims with keen interest, and would wish to respond as follows to put the record straight:

1. Neither the President nor any official in her government denied Madonna any attention or courtesy during her recent visit to Malawi because as far as the administration is concerned there is no defined attention and courtesy that must be followed in respect of her.

2. In any case, even if the defined parameters of attention and courtesy existed in respect of Madonna, the liberties of discretion to give or not to give that attention or courtesy would ordinarily and naturally remain the preserve of the host. Attention or courtesy is never demanded.

3. Granted, Madonna has adopted two children from Malawi. According to the record, this gesture was humanitarian and of her accord. It, therefore, comes across as strange and depressing that for a humanitarian act, prompted only by her, Madonna wants Malawi to be forever chained to the obligation of gratitude. Kindness, as far as its ordinary meaning is concerned, is free and anonymous. If it can't be free and silent, it is not kindness; it is something else. Blackmail is the closest it becomes.

4. Granted, Madonna is a famed international musician. But that does not impose an injunction of obligation on any government under whose territory Madonna finds herself, including Malawi, to give her state treatment. As stated earlier in this statement, such treatment, even if she deserved it, is discretionary not obligatory.

5. It should be put on record that Madonna did not come to Malawi at the invitation of the President nor her government. In other words, she was neither the guest of the President nor of her government.

6. For all that is known, she came to Malawi like any other visitor that feels like coming to Malawi. Such visitors don't have to meet with the President and are never amenable to state attention or graces.

7. If the argument is that because she is an internationally renowned star, and, therefore, Madonna believes she deserved to be treated differently from other visiting foreigners, it is worth making her aware that Malawi has hosted many international stars, including Chuck Norris, Bono, David James, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville who have never demanded state attention or decorum despite their equally dazzling stature.

8. Among the many things that Madonna needs to learn as a matter of urgency is the decency of telling the truth. For her to tell the whole world that she is building schools in Malawi when she has actually only contributed to the construction of classrooms is not compatible with manners of someone who thinks she deserves to be revered with state grandeur. The difference between a school and a class room should be the most obvious thing for a person demanding state courtesy to decipher.

9. For her to accuse Mrs. Oponyo for indiscretions that have clearly arisen from her personal frustrations that her ego has not been massaged by the state is uncouth, and speaks volumes of a musician who desperately thinks she must generate recognition by bullying state officials instead of playing decent music on the stage.

10. For all that is known, Mrs. Oponyo has never been responsible for arranging state meetings with foreigners who are looking for those meetings. If Madonna was indeed a VVIP and a regular guest of State Governments as she wants to be seen and treated, she would have been familiar with procedures that have to be followed to get such meetings. They don't happen by simply sneaking into a country whose President and Government you scarcely desire to meet.

11. Even if Madonna followed the procedures to have her meetings with the President or government officials, the administration reserved all its rights to grant the meetings or not.

It must be noted that the President, Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda and her Government are ready to welcome any philanthropist seeking to assist in improving the welfare of the people of Malawi knowing that Her Excellency, herself, is a known philanthropist. However, acts of kindness must always remain as such; they must not smack of blackmail. In addition, let philanthropists not hold to ransom the President and any official of her Government because they showed some kindness to any Malawian.

  
  

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Apr 14 14 6:19 PM

The government there is corrupt and even though Madonna is used to getting her way I think its odd a official would honestly invest so much time into "exposing" her ways instead of trying to help the country. And this should be a lesson to her that you can't help people who don't want or ask for your help.


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Apr 18 14 2:32 PM

Y'know, there's a lot of Madge shade on here and I get why, but still, c'mon, if I look as presentable at nearly 60 then I'll be quite happy. Granted, I wouldn't have my ass and crotch hanging out, but still.

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Apr 20 14 11:02 AM

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^thats the point, it's the desperation that makes her so easy to hate on lol

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Apr 20 14 11:06 AM

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if I look as presentable at nearly 60 then I'll be quite happy. 

She doesn't look presentable to me. Even when she's covered up, she still looks like @**! compared to many women that I know who are in their mid 50's, early 60's.

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Apr 20 14 11:15 AM

Most of the Real Housewives are white and in their 50s and they all look better than Hagdonna even doing the botox and surgeries, soo..

  
  

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Apr 20 14 9:39 PM

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medwards10031984 wrote:
if I look as presentable at nearly 60 then I'll be quite happy. 

She doesn't look presentable to me. Even when she's covered up, she still looks like @**! compared to many women that I know who are in their mid 50's, early 60's.
Helen Mirren is one of the few celebs who have aged beautifully. 68 yrs of age and still looks banging. Madonna on the other hand...smiley: tired

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Apr 21 14 6:18 PM

Mary looks AMAZING. Not too much on Queen MJB cause crack or not, her skin does NOT look like she's been a corpse since she turned 38.

  
  

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