Madonna - Rebel Heart (13th Album)

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The real T is about Avicii Heart is that it has a 4 on the floor beat with twinkly synths that make the gay's holes throb when in actuality it's an under-cooked song without a middle 8 and works fantastically as an acoustic bonus track and nothing more.

It’s full on brilliant when she incorporates “If I Had a Hammer” when performed live. I wish she released a studio version.
 
I think the production on Beautiful Scars is the best thing about it (so lush and atmospheric). That and the melody. The vocals could be better, but I think it's the lyrics that are the weak link. It's a good song, but I think it made sense to release it on the bonus EP rather than the album.
 
Joan of Arc is still my fave from this wonderful record.

Such a song. Wish dearly that it’d been a single. I have so many video concepts in my mind.
 
I have said it about a thousand times, but what really sells Joan of Arc for me is those lilting country sounding guitars post-middle eight.



Almost makes me want to hear a country album from her. Almost.

But beside the technical shoddiness, I won't hear a word against Rebel Heart's production. So many gorgeous production touches and moments.
 
I have said it about a thousand times, but what really sells Joan of Arc for me is those lilting country sounding guitars post-middle eight.



Almost makes me want to hear a country album from her. Almost.

But beside the technical shoddiness, I won't hear a word against Rebel Heart's production. So many gorgeous production touches and moments.

Not one of my personal favourites, but her voice on this is spell binding.
 
Does anyone else think "Joan of Arc" lost some of its emotion on the album version? I even prefer it live - there's something about that processed beat that seems to take away from what is actually a really nice song.

As for Avicci Heart, I remember hearing it the first time, and yes it sounded dated and undercooked, but I did think, this sounds so warm and her voice sounds wonderful - and on top of that, it sounded like a song the masses would have embraced from Madonna with a little bit of work. I could honestly see how it could have been a lead single. But then, I also kind of preferred the "Living For Love" demo, but I guess it was too much of a rip-off of that Kiesza "Hideaway". In some ways it also reminded me of "Deeper and Deeper" and that era though.
 
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I have said it about a thousand times, but what really sells Joan of Arc for me is those lilting country sounding guitars post-middle eight.



Almost makes me want to hear a country album from her. Almost.

But beside the technical shoddiness, I won't hear a word against Rebel Heart's production. So many gorgeous production touches and moments.


Even more prominent and gorgeous on the acoustic version that was cut last minute

 
Does anyone else think "Joan of Arc" lost some of its emotion on the album version? I even prefer it live - there's something about that processed beat that seems to take away from what is actually a really nice song.
No, the demo was cute at first, but the beats gave the song life. When I listen to the demo version now I get bored and skip.
 
Joan Of Arc could have been a big single moment for her, one of my favourites on RH.
And still imagining her in the music video in that chain mail outfit... sigh
 
Does anyone else think "Joan of Arc" lost some of its emotion on the album version? I even prefer it live - there's something about that processed beat that seems to take away from what is actually a really nice song.

I agree. When the demos leaked it was one of my favourites but I never/rarely listen to the album version. It was definitely a better song without the beat.
 
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