Written by The Lazy Music Reviewer
This is the first review by the Lazy Music Reviewer. He is too busy listening to and promoting lots of awesome music (ahem and has a full time job) that he simply doesn’t have time to do an in-depth review (or maybe he is just not a good enough writer to write one – you decide) but he still wants to “review”.
So, the way he works is he will sum up each song in just a few words (sometimes even one word – he’s just that lazy) and then also link via other people’s words to other more in depth reviews (because he’s wicked and he’s lazy) for your reading pleasure because it’s always good to get more than one person’s opinion, right?
Queen Of Pop, Madonna, is hopefully releasing new music this year so let’s take this opportunity to look back at Madge’s awesome career.
“Music” is the eighth studio album by Madonna. Musically, this album has something for everyone with an overall dance-pop and electronica vibe. However, the album also contains elements of rock, country and folk, also including the use of vocoder on many tracks.
Released on September 18, 2000 “Music” debuted at number one in over 23 countries around the world, and was Madonna’s first album to reach the top of the Billboard200 in 11 years since “Like a Prayer”.
1 – Music
“nailed it – music does make the people come together!”, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“the finest gay anthem not to be sung by Cher it is also a truly brilliant pop song“, Sputnik Music
“try dancing to it. It has all the rhythmic grace of an Emile Heskey dive; all the funk of the Hokey Cokey. Finally, the penny drops. It is naff. Screamingly, amusingly, hypnotically naff”, The Guardian
2 – Impressive Instant
“Madge owns the vocoder“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“roars like a rock rocket ship, then purrs“, Rolling Stone
3 – Runaway Lover
“come round my house and let’s trance the night away“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“sounds like a Ray Of Light outtake with uninspired couplets“, Slant Magazine
“another similar nugget of non-profundity“, Pop Matters
4 – I Deserve It
“oh hello acoustic guitar!“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“Madonna drops her guard, clearly portraying Guy Ritchie, her newborn’s father“, Rolling Stone
“most surprisingly not-bad track“, Pop Matters
5 – Amazing
“if Beautiful Stranger had a big sister then this would be it!“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“a lively, made-to-single dance tune“, Pop Matters
“harks back to her previous album Ray of Light with an electronic feel, but sounds comparatively weak; the hook is lackluster at best“, Sputnik Music
6 – Nobody’s Perfect
“Hi Madge – Cher called, she wants her autotuner back but don’t give it to her, this is awesome!“, The Lazy Reviewer
“too slow and keyboard-tricky to rank with Madonna’s great snark-capacity“, Pop Matters
“Madonna admits and aurally embodies major fuck-ups. But she’s still devoted to love“, Rolling Stone
7 – Don’t Tell Me
“anyone who dresses like a Cowboy is a winner with me – oh and love the song too btw“, The Lazy Reviewer
“Madonna has become even more human, exposing her fears“, Slant Magazine
“another near miss, with admirable attitude but, well, laughable lyrics“, Pop Matters
8 – What It Feels Like For A Girl
“well now I know, thanks Madge #MeToo!“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“a feminist anthem that’s as musically gentle as it is lyrically barbed“, Rolling Stone
“as songs-for-your-kids go, this one is outstanding“, Pop Matters
9 – Paradise (Not for Me)
“unwindingly fabulous“, The Lazy Music Reviewer
“sorta trancey, sorta tedious“, Pop Matters
10 – Gone
“this song is never ‘gone’ it finishes and I hit replay, it finishes, I hit replay – get it?“, The Lazy Reviewer
“softly strummed acoustic guitars preface some peachy harmonies, and the line “dream away your life” hits a pristine high point“, The Guardian
“she might have been a country star had we all lived in another universe“, Pop Matters
Bonus Track – American Pie
“as the late, great MC Hammer once said ‘you can’t touch this’ – you should have listened Madge, soz!“, The Lazy Reviewer
“ends the album on a sour note, but then, as Madonna puts it on Nobody’s Perfect“, The Guardian
“Orbit produces American Pie to satisfactory effect – despite the overall result begging the question WHY“, MusicOMH
What are your Madonna memories? Can you sum this album up in one sentence? Go on – be lazy, you know you want to!
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