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Madonna: The Discography Rate - COMPLETE

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by RJF, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Jimmy Jimmy is the worst song on True Blue but it's still a cute 6/10 and shouldn't be going anywhere just yet. There are plenty of other songs that can leave before anything from True Blue needs to.
  2. Yeah, I think it's too early to call for these inoffensive and/or cute tracks from her earlier albums, when some actual dross from "I'm Breathless" and "MDNA" is still around.
    In about 5-10 eliminations or so, I would be fine with them starting to leave.
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  3. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    To be honest all songs being discussed right now are at the very least enjoyable to me.
    So: A. I have very low standards (which reflects in my lovelife)
    B. There's very little worst in Madge discography, just a lot of songs not up there with her best.
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  4. RJF


    SCORE: 4.852

    2015 PLACEMENT: 198 of 210
    HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 2 (@Andreas @Andy French)
    LOWEST SCORE: 0 x 2 (@OSHi @K94)
    MY SCORE: 5/10

    What's that old adage? Ah, yes. Sometimes... less is more. I can practically hear @Laura Vanderbooben’s tap shoes from across the Atlantic every time I've played this and, reader, I hate it. I hate musical theatre in general, so you can imagine how I feel about a Stephen Sondheim number performed by Madonna in her best high whore 1930s cabaret drag.

    "More" is one of three Sondheim numbers on I'm Breathless and, okay, I don't find it particularly egregious, but like I said in the opening paragraph, it just overstays its welcome something fierce. The way it feels like it has got about six verses so it can really labour the point of excess and opulence. The way those foghorn, affected backing vocals kick in about two thirds of the way into the track when you're already weak from the schtick. It's just... so jazzy it makes me break out in a rash. Lop its running time in half and I really wouldn't have a legitimate case against it but at nearly five minutes I think I'm entitled.


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  5. RJF


    Tomorrow night: I'm Breathless gets a day off! I wonder what fresh hell awaits us!
  6. "More" no more! Glad to see it leave.

    Well, almost. But here's hoping that "Spanish Lesson" departs among the next few cuts.

    Now, this is interesting.
    I think that "MDNA" and "Hard Candy" will be losing tracks tomorrow (hopefully the correct ones).

    Edit: Oh, I nearly forgot that "Like a Virgin" non-singles can be in danger, too (I only like two of them, though).
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  7. True Blue shouldn’t be losing any songs anytime soon teebs. Surely we’re going to cull the non-singles from Like a Virgin + most of MDNA before we start touching other albums?
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  8. I don't hate More, there's a decent song in there, but listening back to it tonight, I've realised my aversion to it (and some of the other I'm Breathless tracks) is that it reminds me of this:

    And I can't fuck with that.
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  9. But to be serious, More would be far more tolerable if it was shorter. By the third minute I’ve already tapped out, it just never ends...
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  10. Surely the 6-and-a-half-minute torture that is "Incredible" deserved to vacate before "More".

    Lord have mercy.
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  12. RJF


    Was this a Dick Tracy deleted scene?
  13. Yes. It's the scene where Breathless Mahoney realises there's another fucking verse in More to record.
  14. ....the fuck? More is a solid 9.

    This Breathless slaughter is inexplicable when MDNA exists.
  15. Okay, with the back of More I think I at least like everything left in this. Lament will probably cling on for a bit longer because of that tour performance (which is actually great) but that would be my next choice.

    Then I feel like Cyber-raga, I Fucked Up and Spanish Lesson are probably in the most danger - although there is a certain MDNA fan favorite I would like to see leave before them.
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  16. Also can we take a moment to appreciate the absolute stan who has actually quite skilfully edited high quality music videos for a number of the I’m Breathless tracks.

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  17. Gang Bang is dreadful.
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  18. I'm referring to a... ballad oop!
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  19. Best Friend deserves to hold on for a while, I love the production on it, sounds like a cast off from Bjork’s Homogenic.
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