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Madonna - Madame X

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by mindtrappa, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. There's a lot going on in the imagery this era.

    Madam X is Xtra.
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  2. Really? It's not, just listen to the end of the song with the choic climax.
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    The dancehall vibe is rather sublime on Future. There's a Don't Tell Me lyrical reference in the bridge, which is lovely.

    "We can light up the dark
    Everyone has a spark
    Don't tell me to stop
    'Cause you said so
    Your future is bright
    Just don't turn off the light
    Tell the sun not to shine
    'Cuz you said so"
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  4. Is it out?
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    It'll be out the NZ time.
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  6. I know, I just asked becase you have the lyrics.
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  7. Well, even when there are “natural” or “warm” vocals, they’re incredibly smoothed over and compressed to the point that they clip or “glitch” (the effect autotune produces). Things like her breathing are cut and scattered across the track, etc. It’s an aesthetic choice, but there were complaints from fans about how this sounded on both Music and American Life albums. I think they probably sound warmer because there’s less going on in the back.
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  8. And we have our first repeat lyrics of the era haha. Was wondering when they'd come.
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  9. Dark/spark/bright/light? Come back, waiting/hesitating, all is forgiven...
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  10. Blurry Swae Lee aside, I really like the single art this era. They're all consistent but each one has its own little twist. It's really nice to see when a lot of artists just reuse the same photos/logos for each artwork, or even just do away with it altogether and use the album art.
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  12. I assume she’s getting all the collaborations out of the way now to improve her chance of being played on the radio?

    Let’s not pretend hits don’t matter to Madonna – only the other day she was saying she wanted another Billboard Top 10.
  13. Yeah, these lyrics are...a choice, but it's okay because Medellin and Crave are both quite lovely from a lyrical standpoint.
  14. Better than the Crave cover at least.
  15. It was pretty obvious she was joking. She knows the only charts she’s going to be bothering these days is the dance chart, and AC at a push. The more commercial songs are more likely being pushed out to improve the album’s numbers on streaming. Because she’s smart, she knows singles don’t matter much in this climate.
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  16. Future out already in NZ now?

    Edit: never mind, just 2 more minutes till midnight in NZ
  17. Ah yes her famous “irony”. While everything you say about streaming is true, she would still love a hit. I would say that too is *pretty obvious*.
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  18. Future is out in NZ.

    • Diplo
    • Madonna
    • Brittany Talia Hazzard
    • Madonna Ciccone
    • Quavious Keyate Marshall
    • Thomas Pentz
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  19. She’s friend with Ariana and Ariana loves her. Ariana is not on the album. She’s clearly not desperate for a hit like some of you think.
  20. If it happens, who wouldn’t be happy with a hit? But it’s not going to, and I don’t think she’s losing any sleep over it like some of y’all think. It’s been nearly 20 years since she had an actual string of hits in the US. She’s probably used to it by now.
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