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Madonna - Madame X

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

  1. Even though I'm not getting to see her on this tour, I'd love for her to show some love to Don't Tell Me and perform it. It's a song the GP seem to overlook and forget but whenever it comes on on playlists my mates all comment on how much they like it and everybody remembers the video. It's one of those M songs that even non fans like. I remember thinking just how cool the song and video were when they came out.
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  2. Apart from that Miley bullshit Don’t Tell Me hasn’t been performed in 15 years. A literal hate crime.
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  3. She did it on Rebel Heart and Tears of a Clown
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  4. Don’t Tell Me is pop excellence. Joe Henry’s original ballad version (and Lizz Wright’s subsequent cover) is great in its own right, but in Madonna and Mirwais’ hands it becomes a twisted, artfully mangled banger and statement piece that I would argue is up there with Human Nature in terms of songs in her catalogue that only get more poignant and defiant with time. It’s one of her all-time best moments and single packages - everything from the song itself to the video to the artwork is fantastic - and one of ten reasons I go to bat so feverishly for the Music album (the other nine reasons being the rest of the songs, obviously).

    I hope it becomes part of the set list for the Madame X Tour. It feels right, especially given some of the downright shitty treatment she’s gotten from critics and the media recently
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  5. You know what I mean. A proper tour number and / or a televised performance. The Guatemalan date of Rebel Heart Tour and a one off private gig in Australia is not the what she deserves.
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  6. Ma’am the Music era ended about 18 years ago
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  7. Reinvention tour babs x
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  8. I thought my mom would hate this album because she's so unenthused about Avant-Gardonna, but she really likes it, especially Medellin and Crazy (she just kinda seems to tolerate Dark Ballet tho and thinks the rap in God Control is annoying). My brother, a rapper who is a Confessions stan, said it's fire and digs Crave and Faz Gostoso.

    Stoked that my family is onboard. It means a lot to me because they're the only ones I can really talk to Madonna with irl.
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  9. Pet Shop Boys gays’ heads found exploding
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  10. I love Looking For Mercy but it's in dire need of a middle eight.
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  11. The power in her vocal on the chorus of Looking For Mercy is one of my favorite moments on the album teebs
  12. It was on the DVD and the Miami live stream for Tears of a Clown, though. That’s probably all you’ll get.


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  13. I can only hear Looking For Mercy as a song about a mother who has lost her child in the grocery store.
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  14. Ugh, the tour is going to be amazing, isn't it?
  15. Madame X will get her.

    Or having lost her while she's recording Instagram stories in her bathroom.
  16. This tour is going to destroy us.

    Those poor ushers having to pick up all those wigs and scalps after the show.
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  17. Madonna slayed the tour game even while performing her worst album (MDNA Tour), so I have no doubt this will be next level. She's in a boundry pushing headspace.

    I listened to the album three times today and I think my biggest problem with it after the instances of clunky lyrics is that it gets less and less weird as it goes on. But I don't know how to fix that issue since the sequencing is actually really good. But from Medellin to Killers, the album is aggressively weird, and then from Crave to Extreme Occident, it's still weird but more in a quirky way (with the exception of Occident, which is as strange as anything on the album; it's so creepy sounding!), and then Faz Gostoso until the end is not really that weird at all.

    That's a small gripe, but I find myself enjoying the stretch from Faz Gostoso to end the least even though Faz Gostoso, I Don't Search I Find, and Looking For Mercy are all very strong songs, I Don't Search being among the album's very best. The extremely weird stretch of the album is by far my favorite even though it doesn't contain Extreme Occident, my second favorite song.
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  18. Also, is it just me or does Extreme Occident sound really manic to anybody else? It's a slow ballad moment, but the way she sings the verses gives me anxiety (in a good way). It almost sounds like a person trying to talk fast and the melody is weirdly stiff, making it sound very removed from what we think of as a pop ballad. And her cracked voice at the very beginning adds to the feeling of mania. Maybe that feeling is intentional because she does talk about "lucidity and craziness," which really does describe the sound: the production and vocals are crystal clear but there's something very neurotic and unsettling about the whole thing.
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  19. First rap #1 ever, "West End girls", says hi!
    Anyway, I feel bad for not affording tour tix at this point, but with the cost of getting there and staying near a venue on top of everything... this bitch gotta eat, Mom. The visuals/theatrics for MX tracks will be special, I can feel it. Hopefully she won't pull a Kate Bush and leave us without a DVD... riiiight?
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  20. They’re playing I Rise at the airport I’m at. Random but here for it.
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