Thursday, March 15, 2012

Madonna #MDNA Preview: I Don't Give A

featuring Nicki Minaj.

34 comments:

  1. Ok, i don't HATE it, but i do wish M would go back to Ray of Light / Music.

    I'm not really loving these Solvieg songs tbh, still WAY better than GMAYL though.

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    1. LOVE GMAYL! Top 10. Woohoo!!

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    2. Punk Funk And Spunk .............. This ROCKS !!!!!

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  2. IT'S THE BEST THING SHE'S DONE SINCE WHITE HEAT. *fag*

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  3. I don't see how any of these songs fit together... I need to hear the album in full to judge this.

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  4. I love it! I hope it becomes a single!

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  6. Did anyone hear Nikki say "Madonna, are you more original than gaga?"

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  7. it just keeps getting better & better - I love this, it's fuuuun!

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    1. Me too! Still miss the old days of knowing nothing!

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  8. Excellent!

    Total 80's funk. Classic Madonna, once again!

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  9. Sidewalk Talk circa 2012. Very very good.

    Should have been the 1st single.

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  10. GMAYL was made for the superbowl and most likely, not literally. It was a no brainer as the first single being the SB happened at the time.

    Deal with it, people.

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    1. The problem is, i don't even think it should have made it onto the album. It completely fails on every level if you ask me. I know it's all personal prefernc, but i think it was the worst single of her career. I just hated it.

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    2. I enjoy Gimme but perhaps it should have been excusively put out for the SB and then later added as a bonus track. From the sound of it, it stands out like a sore thumb.

      That's not to say I did not enjoy it. It has an uplifting fun quality. But based off of these clips, there are much far better options for the lead single.

      Oh and Rolling Stone gave MDNA 3.5/5.

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    3. To add to that, it's been said that Madonna and the label even wanted to pull the plug on it but MIA and Niki had already committed to it and nothing could be changed.

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    4. I happen to like the song, our radio plays it and the more I hear it the more I like it.

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    5. I happen to believe if Madonna wanted to pull the plug on anything it would happen.

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    6. Yes, I agree with @Alan Norman. What Madonna wants, Madonna gets. Esp if it's regarding her material. She's been in the business long enough to earn that power and respect.

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    7. GMAYL is a personal preference, i myself have grown to like it, i hear it in the gym all the time and i smile when i see all those straight boy weight lifters singing along and moving to the beat,

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    8. PS ... I fucking hate that LMFAO remix though with venom

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  11. Get me sum of that M.D.N.A. NOW!!!

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  12. RS only gave it 3.5 out of 5? yikes. judging from all the reviews it should have gotten a 4 at least. they gave HC a 4.

    so if going by RS, this album is worse then HC :)

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    1. OH PLEASE...'Rolling stone'..talk about an irrelevant magazine..now that is one music review mag that is well 'past it's sell-by date'. And if you judge everything by what some critic or reviewer tells you...you need to 'wake-up' my friend. MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGMENTS..WHEN IT'S RELEASED!!!! #justsaying

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    2. I was being sarcastic. Of course the RS 'review' is off the mark.

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  13. I couldn't find RS's review... so we'll see

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  14. If anything I would take the international press reviews more seriously than RS as well. Nowadays, I would even take a Spin Review over an RS Review.

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  15. Rolling Stone

    Early one morning the sun was shining and she was lying in bed, wondering why he had her cash and if her hair was still red. An idea for a song bubbled, and she wasn’t sure if this one should be about heartbreak, revenge or the old get-into-the-groove thing. And then – light bulb! – why not multitask it? That was her therapy, after all. Failure? Not an option. Resistance to her will? Futile. The husband who was no longer there? Well, it was nice sometimes to imagine his head popping like a melon. Till death and all that. Now — where did she put her phone?

    Yup, MDNA is our lady’s divorce album. Seven out of 16 songs address her split directly, and that’s low-balling if you think the chick with “fake tits and a nasty mood” in “Some Girls” could be the lingerie model who became Guy Ritchie’s new baby mama.
    Revealing herself has always been part of her art, and this is hardly her first album that’s dark, messy and conflicted. But MDNA stands as Madonna’s most explicit work. Only who would have expected her to be this explicit with her… feelings?

    How explicit?
    “Wake up, ex-wife/This is your life.”
    “I tried to be you wife/Diminished myself, I swallowed my light.”
    “Lawyers/Suck it up/Didn’t have a prenup.”
    “Every man that walks through that door will be compared to you for evermore.”
    She’s been personal, but never this detailed before. In part, it’s an old punk-rock impulse: Show the world no one can hurt you more than you hurt yourself. Except she has cross-wired exposure and pain, which gives this set of confessions their discomforting immediacy.

    As the beats swirl, Madonna pursues release, vows to rise above and wishes things had turned out differently. She also sings about new love (fits like a glove), and asks for someone to lick the frosting off her cake on “B-Day Song.” The music chases the latest articulations of club land ecstasy, but often returns to the blend of synth-driven electro and Sixties-pop classicism she’s staked out since “Like a Prayer.” Back after a 12-year layoff is William Orbit, who handles the most pained tracks (including “Gang Bang,” which bitch-slaps Ritchie’s shoot’em -up aesthetic with a nod to Kill Bill). New in town is Martin Solveig, the French producer behind the cheerleader fantasy of “Give me all your Luvin’” who is forced to curb his love of Prince, in service of sounding like William Orbit. Handling the big dance-floor tracks are Italian duo Benny and Alle Benassi, who put the empty boom of the club into songs like “Girl Gone Wild.”

    Hooks emerge quickly; there’s lots of naughtiness for the DJ to bring back, and the music has depth that rewards repeated listening. The first impression is a desperation most people will mistake for Madonna’s old impulse for commercial connection. That’s never far away, but this is something far more personal. There’s something remarkable about Madonna’s decision to share her suffering the way she once shared her pleasure. Her music has always been about liberation from oppression, but for the first time the oppression is internal: loss and sadness. Stars – they really are just like us.

    Key Tracks: “I Don’t Give A,” “B-Day Song,” “Love Spent”

    Joe Levy – 3.5 / 5

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    Note they changed Conefessions from 3.5 to 4 after release. This getting such praise I can see that happening.

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