I also say that about all her albums "absolutely one of her greatest" :))
The only thing I didn't like about the Music cover photographs was her hair! Looks like it's made of straw. Horrible! The rest of it was great though.
Yeah, she looked so pale in these photos.
Utterly gorgeous, really beautiful, the clear blue pools of her eyes and almost translucent skin, that gaze. Sorry Glasgow, I have to disagree, her hair looks great to me. I remember loving the fact that she's gone back blond for the 1st time since '95 - I love the poses too, the look she's giving the guitar, as if trying to work it out :) And I have a lot of love for the album, another mighty peak in the landscape of Madonna legend.
Loved all the imagery and artwork for this album! Too bad the album was so cold, mechanical and void of all emotion.
Interesting Tony. I think this is definately one of her most emotional albums. Songs like 'Paradise' 'Nobody's Perfect' and 'Gone' are, to me, some of her most emotional songs that really move me. I'd say Erotica is 'cold, mechanical and void of all emotion' but that was the point.
'Erotica' is my 2nd favorite Madonna album, behind, 'Like a Prayer'.I guess by cold, I mean too mechanical. It just feels like it's sounds that a factory or metal would make. lol. I can't explain it. Some songs are great, such as, 'Gone' and, 'Don't Tell Me'.
One of her greatest albums. It was Madonna at her greatest and most minimalistic. I don't think the album was cold or mechanical AT ALL. Sure, the album is really electric and the sounds can be cold to a certain extent but the emotion of Madonna's vocals, and the warmth of her voice and the lyrics shows and honesty, a transparency and a simplicity that Madonna hadn't shown since Madonna and Like A Virgin. Music trully brought people together, it was totally blue collar, for the masses, everyone had something to do with it, everyone loved it and it was a return to form, because after all, that's exactly who Madonna appealed to at the beginning, to the masses, the middle class.Unfortunately, this was Madonna's last memorable musical contribution. It was the last time Madonna was relevant to pop culture and it was the last time Madonna was a trendsetter.Even that horror, transvestite ninja turtle looking bitch mariah carey was wearing the cowboy hats. It hasn't happened again, no one jumped on the leotard wearing trend if you know what I mean.It was also the last time Madonna was trully beautiful.
I remember clearly when she deemed the country look as "tacky", focusing on old Cher. Well, marketing rules and, eventually, she changed her mind. The country look IS tacky and with Maddie wearing it, doubly so.
M was living in London and Music was the first record she'd ever recorded out of the States. Away from home, she missed the place; rather than following trends or trying to set them, she was simply paying homage to the American west.Confessions was SUCH a memorable pop culture contribution ... Gaga is ripping off her looks from that period left, right and centre and EVERYONE is clamouring to work with Stuart Price.
nop, Confessions was not memorable. It only spawned one hit, that relied heavely on ABBA'S gimme more, and it was fleeting, and the rest of the album largely irrelevant.
Uh, Ramon. Confessions was HUGELY iconic, especially the video for, 'Hung Up'. Give me a break with the Abba sample. Nobody knows that song, it has nothing to do with the songs success. It was no, 'Dancing Queen'.And, 'Sorry' was quite a hit and lets not talk about the Confessions Tour that set records and set trends...
i love that album and i love how she combined the futuristic music with the vintage cowboy look (yet quite futuristic too :))
"Confessions" was in any way iconic! LOL. Donna Summer's "I feel love", ABBA, "Saturday night fever" (and many other ripped artist) were. Ugly Gaga is the price Maddie pays for her relentless rippings.
In Europe Confessions was HUGE. In the Netherlands, both Hung Up and Sorry went No. 1. Get Together and Jump reached top 10. Even Hard Candy was big, with both 4 Minutes and Give it to Me at number one (GITM for six or eight weeks!) If you compare that to Music: the first single went to #4, Don't Tell Me only to #12. But artistically, I think Music is a greater effort than Confessions or Hard Candy. I completely blacked out on American Life, which I think was a terrible record with one or two terrific songs.
@tony if you are going to talk to me at least make the effort to be logical. Nobody knows abba's gimme gimme gimme? are you serios?? that just invalidates your whole opinion.
Nobody under the age of 40 (madonna's main fan base), really knows that song.I am 32 and have NEVER heard it until Madonna sampled it.Are you SERIOUSLY going to tell me that flute sample of Abba was the ONLY reason, 'Hung Up' was a hit??Get real.The way you talk leads me to believe you are a Gaga fan aka, unintelligent.
Come on, Tony... You know your Abba. If not: try and download their songs. And NEVER use the words Gaga and unintelligent in one sentence. You know, that sais more about you than the people you're trying to get at. Be positive.
@Tony I LOATHE GAGA, and you are fucking idiot if you think only old people know about ABBA. I hate Madonna fans because they are almost always mentally challenged and moronic like you are. I do love Madonna, adore her, but I'm a different kind of fan, I'm one that at least thinks.