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Madge's MDNA Is Album Twelve in Illustrious Three-Decade Career

Posted by Billyjam, March 27, 2012 05:29pm | Post a Comment
Madonna's new album MDNA, which has been available via pre-order from Amoeba for the past five weeks, has finally been released (as of yesterday) by Interscope following a much hyped lead-in over the past couple of months that included her high profile Super Bowl halftime performance with new album collaborators Nicki MinajM.I.A., and LMFAO, plus a series of advance tracks & snippets off the new 12 track album (the Deluxe CD version has 16 tracks) being circulated online to both positive and negative reviews by bloggers and journalists - all eager to weigh in on the 53 year old Material Girl's latest album (her twelfth) in a 30 year career that is rarely too far from some degree of controversy.

In the latest Madonna controversy producer/DJ  deadmau5 just accused Madonna, via a Twitter attack, of promoting the drug ecstasy by using the term "molly" (slang for E) during concert banter at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on Saturday. (read full story here) She flatly denies it although she does sing "MDMA" on one of the new album tracks whose title MDNA looks like MDMA (the technical term for the illegal club drug) at first glance. Of course regardless of whatever the case may be all deadmau5 essentially did was feed into the publicity machine and help further promote Madonna's new album and tour with this latest wave of free publicity for an artist whose career thrives off controversy.

                                    
                        Madonna "Gang Bang" off MDNA (2012)

While Madonna's last album, 2008's Hard Candy, dabbled more in RnB and hip-hop production, MDNA is more on the electronic dance tip - an area where Madonna is always at her best as we know from past releases like 1998's Ray Of Light which she made with producer William Orbit. Orbit is back here adding production to MDNA; an album on which Madge declares "I need to dance." Also lending production to the new album, which is more pop leaning dance than Ray was, are French DJ/producer Martin Solveig and Italian electro master Benny Benassi.  "There's only one Queen, and that's Madonna... bitch!" declares young collaborator Nicki Minaj on "I Don’t Give A" in which Madonna, whose 2008 divorce from Guy Ritchie reportedly cost her over $75 million, keeps it real (honest) by telling it like it is as she raps, “Lawyers suck it up/ Didn’t have a prenup." 

The video for the other new album song that Minaj appears on, along with M.I.A., "GIve Me All Your Luvin'" appears below along with a series of other Madonna videos from her illustrious three decade career that has included the album releases Madonna (1983), Like a Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), Like a Prayer (1989), Erotica (1992), Bedtime Stories (1994), Ray of Light (1998), Music (2000), American Life (2003), Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005), Hard Candy (2008), and MDNA which was released yesterday - March 26th, 2012. Link here for Deluxe CD version and look for the vinyl/LP version to arrive in Amoeba in two weeks on April 10th. And if you are in the Bay Area this weekend be sure to attend the BOY BAR & Amoeba Music presented MDNA Official Album Release Party @ The Cafe in San Francisco, Friday March 30th at 9pm where the Amoeba table will have copies of MDNA for sale. Details here


Madonna "Holiday" (1983)


Madonna "Who's That Girl" (1987)



Madonna "Material Girl" (1985)


Madonna "Papa Don't Preach" (1986)



Madonna "Justify My Love" (1990)



Madonna "Frozen" (1998)



Madonna "Music" (2000)



Madonna "Hung Up" (2005)



Madonna "Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj)" (2012 - MDNA)

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