Give us your review of Madonna's latest disc

Madonna is everywhere!

Seriously, I popped on CSI: Miami last night, and the opening scene featured some soon-to-be murder victims driving with the top down, blasting ”Hung Up.” (Not a bad choice for a final request, but I digress.)

Anyhow, if (like me) you’ve driven your coworkers to the brink of collapse by playing Madge’s ABBA-influenced new single on repeat loop, well I’ve got news for you: Her full CD, Confessions on a Dancefloor, is streaming over at VH1.com. Right now. Go give it a listen, then come on back to PopWatch and share your snap judgment with us. Who knows? If I’m in a good mood, one lucky critic might just get an invite to hear me perform the entire ”American Life” rap at my favorite Manhattan karaoke bar. I promise you: it’ll be ugly!

All together now: "I’m drinkin a soy latte, I get a double shot-tay, it goes right through my body, and you know I’m satisfied…"

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  • Mario

    Hi Michael,
    I love your blog on powatch, read it and constantly harrass you with comments re: whatever you post. :)
    I can’t comment on the CD though, I haven’t heard it and I refuse to listen to it on MTV’s The Leak or VH1. American Life was the first album of hers I listened to without first buying it at a store, running home, frantically ripping the plastic wrapping off of it with my teeth and cutting off all connection from the rest of the world and listen to it uninterrupted.
    Even though the album itself was not up to par to her previous CDs, it also felt like something else was missing.. and it was that excitement. So, I will buy it when it’s released next week and if this blog is still up.. I’ll post my review then. :)

  • Nick Taylor

    I have been listening to the new Madonna for almost 2 weeks, and it has not left my stereo or iPod. I think the whole album is fantastic, I like how she tips her hat to many old school disco and dance styles(including herself)and then makes them sound modern and fresh.
    I am one of the few people who loved “American Life” it was a different album and she really pushed herself, I loved the use of guitars on that album too.
    The new album is just so much fun to listen to, standout tracks include “Get Together”, “Hung Up”, “Sorry” and I really love “Push”, it’s a non stop dance party.
    Madonna shows us she still knows how to get into the groove. Nice job Madge! Yes, I plan to buy the official copy next week too!

  • Ariel

    I haven’t much enjoyed Madonna’s last two albums, but this one is everything I love about ol’ Madge: it’s some of the best gay dance music I’ve heard in ages — and that’s my highest compliment! The lyrics to “Jump” make it an anthemic, singalong-style gay club stomper: “We learned the lesson from the start, my sisters and me/the only thing you can depend on is your family.” Madonna’s cranked out her own version of “We are family,” and I adore it. These are the tunes that will be filling club dance floors for months, and in some anthemic cases, years. Sure it’s derivative (Kylie, Donna Summers, Abba, etc etc etc), but lord, it’s good.

  • Scott

    I’m half way through listening to it right now and so far am in love with this album. “Sorry”, “Let It Will Be” are amazing and of course the wonderful “Hung Up” which is so cleverly crafted to incorporate that ABBA sample that I don’t even think of “Gimme Gimme” when I hear it.
    With all the homogenized rap/rnb music dominating the radios these days and the overabundance of faux rock chicks, Madonna is such a breath of fresh air. She even shows other dance/pop divas like Kylie how it’s done (and I love Kylie). I don’t know how I’m going to concentrate at work today listening this album. Welcome back Madonna!!

  • Carly

    While I love “Hung Up” and have it on repeat, I’m on the fence about the rest of it. I’m on “I Love New York” and the lyrics are irritating me… but I’m loving the overall danciness of it. I’ll have to finish the whole thing before I make a final decision on whether or not it’s a yay or a nay.
    …wait, the tide is turning… the song after “NY,” “Let It Be?” That’s a yay. Maybe things are looking up…

  • nessa

    tick, tick, tock it’s a quarter to two.
    love it!

  • Jay

    This is her most perfect album she has ever released. There is not one bad song on it. My favorites are Jump, Sorry, and of course Hung Up. I love all the aural and lyrical references from Pet Shop Boys to her own stuff. Like it or Not is great in that it checks Papa Don’t Preach and Fever at the same time. I can’t wait for the tour next year.
    They played the entire album at Velvet Nation in Washington, DC last Saturday night. The biggest reactions were to Jump, Sorry, and How High although anytime a COAD song came on the dance floor got packed.

  • jason

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! Madonna is back. There is not a bad song on this album. It’s light, fun, bouncy and addictive. I love it. She’s still got it!!

  • Jorge Martinez

    Sorry my review is only for those spanish-spoken readers. Love the album by the way.
    Confessions on a dance floor es el último disco de Madonna (sale el 15 de nov a la venta). No quiero abundar mucho en tema sin antes aclarar los siguientes puntos desde mi punto de vista:
    Como fan de Madonna, este nuevo álbum si me gusto mucho, aunque acepto no es el mejor ni quedará en la historia entre sus mejores (Like a Virgin & Ray of Light). Las canciones son muy, muy buenas… ideales para oir en el coche, en el antro, pre-antro, pos cuando uno quiera bailar, y, después de dos años es un material mucho más alivianado, menos intenso, con más velocidad, sin baladas.
    Debe/tiene que oírse de jalón por lo menos unas 3 veces, para captar la gran producción y mezcla de las 12 canciones que Jaques Lu Cont logró junto a Madonna a todo volumen.
    La Señora se copia a sí misma en algunas canciones; logramos captar frases, samples, de canciones como Human Nature, Papa don´t Preach, Love Song, Holiday. Así como samples de ABBA, Jackson 5, y Donna Summer. También podemos ver claras influencias de Daft Punk, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys y hasta Kylie Minogue.
    Sorry, Push y Isaac son hasta ahora mis canciones favoritas, así como el ya overplayed single Hung Up.
    Aquí dos artículos interesantes uno de MTV, donde se analiza mucho el disco y el review de RollingStone donde el disco recibe 3 Estrellas y media (nada mal para una señora de 47 años vestida en leotardo rosa que nos pone a bailar sin parar).

  • Derek

    All I can say is that I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Madonna any more than I already do, but after listening to COAD today, I am at an all new high!! This thing just gets you wanting to dance. I love Hung Up, of coure, but Sorry and Jump are right there for me. Screw the rap and r&b crap out right now and tune to this!!!

  • Marty

    AMAZING!!! I love this record! The best album out there!

  • Jordan

    Amazing. Definitely the best album since “Ray of Light.” Really, really great.

  • Jimmy

    Great CD… I can’t wait to get home so I can Stream it again!!! Is Tuesday ever going to come!!!! I love this new CD.. and only Madonna can buck the trend of Formulaic R&B one hardcore rapper + slutty sounding woman singing over a nursery rhyme sample=Radio Overkill. The saddest part about this is how much radio has shunned the Hung Up single… but this new disc is absolutely amazing.. one of her best!!

  • Joseph

    Holy mother of re-invention!!! The new album rocks!!! Talk about a return to form…Madge just hit it out of the park. If “The Power of Goodbye” and “Music” had a love child it would be COAD!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Manuel

    What a great CD. It puts you in a great mood!
    It’s like I redeveloped a massive crush on Madonna.
    Welcome back the queen of pop!

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