Hot People: NEW MADGE CD IS AMERICAN BEAUTY.
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 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. 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 of Music. 4/5
Overall it's good, but will take a few listens to get into. 4/5