'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 Minaj
, 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.