We’ve heard Madonna’s new album MDNA in full – and were pleasantly surprised by the range of stand-out tracks including cheeky dancefloor-fillers and dramatic ballads.
We think she’s back to the top of her game after an unsuccessful experimentation (read: ripping off) with urban music on Hard Candy. Now Madge has returned to the dancefloor with a club friendly collection of what Madonna does best: throbbing dance tracks that make you bob your head with the beat.
Sure, there’s a few ballads thrown in that don’t quite hit the emotional mark, but when she sets out to make you move, Madonna never fails.
As Billboard magazine puts it: “Not only does Madonna take us to the club with MDNA, she exhausts us, drains us, and confides in us.”
The album – her 12th in a stellar career of ups and downs but mostly ups – is out this Friday, and a few tracks and previews are now on her YouTube channel, including this confessional piece written by herself and Martin Solveig. Listen to I Fucked Up below…
Superstar includes backing vocals from her daughter Lourdes – here’s a preview listen:
Gang Bang’s explicit lyrics will apparently see it omitted or censored on the ‘clean’ version of the MDNA album. Madonna says “it’s the ultimate revenge song”…
She’s also previewed a new ballad Falling Free, co-written by her brother-in-law Henry, who also co-wrote several past Madonna songs including Don’t Tell Me. The album closer is being described as the saddest song she’s ever given us.
It seems the album’s lead single Give me All Your Luvin’, co-starring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. isn’t exactly representative of the rest of MDNA. But we still like it. What do you think?