Hot People: NEW MADGE CD IS AMERICAN BEAUTY.Byline: Sean O'Brien Sean O'Brien may refer to:
I AM the first journalist to review the new CD by MADONNA, American Life.
As with Music her previous album she's written a song for Guy, X-Static Process. She sings: "I always wished that I could find, someone as beautiful as you, but in the process I forgot that I was special too."
And in one of her most personal songs to date, Mother & Father, she sings: "My mother died when I was five, And all I did was sit and cry, I cried and cried and cried all day, Until the neighbours went away."
Here's my track-by-track rating:
American Life: It mixes R&B beats with her producer's familiar electronic sound. 4/5
Hollywood: A mid-tempo sugary-sweet guitar song. 3/5
I'm So Stupid: A great rock-based and upbeat track. Lots of electric guitar. This is more like ALANIS MORISSETTE than the Madge we are used to. 4/5
Love Profusion: One to set the nightclubs alive. Great melody and acoustic guitar flavour (jargon) flavour - (US: flavor) 1. Variety, type, kind. "DDT commands come in two flavors." "These lights come in two flavors, big red ones and small green ones." See vanilla.
2. The attribute that causes something to be flavourful. to it. Definitely a grower. 3/5
Nobody Knows Me: Not only the best song of the album, but one of her best ever. Shows why Madonna is Queen of Pop. 5/5
Nothing Fails: Starts out like a campfire song. Towards the end comes a rousing gospel choir. 4/5
Intervention: Fairly average, but it could be a grower. 3/5
X-Static Process: Very laid back ballad. 3/5
Mother & Father: Move over Kylie Noun 1. kylie - an Australian boomerang; one side flat and the other convex
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower . This 80s-style disco tune has dark lyrics. Also sings of her love for her father. 5/5
Die Another Day: Bond theme is not her finest moment. 2/5
Easy Ride: Luscious strings of previous hit Frozen and the electronic beats Electronic Beats is a T-Mobile funded lifestyle concept which is composed of four projects:
Overall it's good, but will take a few listens to get into. 4/5