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Madonna: The Discography Rate - COMPLETE

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

  1. RJF




    SCORE: 5.827

    2015 PLACEMENT: 184 of 210 (5.73)
    HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 4 (@eatyourself @dancingwithmyself @joeee @Verandi... what's the matter with you people?)
    LOWEST SCORE: 0 x 5 (@Euphoria @NightmareBoy @Fortune @Bleu Noir @Mister_G)
    MY SCORE: 3/10

    One of my lowest scoring songs, I think. I actually went back to listen to it again to see if I had maybe been a little harsh on it but... nope. It's all just a bit sad, isn't it? That cheap, turgid production, the badly produced vocal where she's been pitched up and chipmunked to hell and back, Wayne's sleepy ass verse. It sounds like something that was just cobbled together out of bits and pieces they found lying around, but Madonna was also touring Sticky & Sweet for the vast majority of 2009, so I'm guessing that's maybe not too far from the truth. David Guetta's remix kinda goes off after about sixteen drinks I guess.

    Funnily enough, this was her last ever single with Warner, who she had been signed to since the very beginning of her career. Bit of a whimper to finish on with a song that sounds half-finished and doesn't have a video to its name, but Madonna had just signed to Live Nation for $120M, so I doubt she was that concerned in the end. I'm not sure if that deal was really all that sound from Live Nation's point of view considering Madonna still got an obscene share of the massive tour profits (I'm pretty sure it's something ridiculous like 80%?) on top of that money, and... well, they got the sales from MDNA onwards. To this day I think it remains a unique situation. Probably explains why her tickets have been getting more and more expensive in the last decade.

    Speaking of tours, "Revolver" actually received an outing during the uncomfortably-gun-heavy-in-retrospect opening act of MDNA, complete with live autotune for maximum obnoxiousness. dOn'T fUcK wItH tHe QuEeEeEeEeEeNn!!! indeed.

  2. "Revolver" was definitely a surprise during the MDNA Tour. I didn't particularly think anything about the song when it was first released, but over time and especially rating it for the rate, it grew quite a lot on me. Perhaps 8,5 was a bit much though...
  3. LTG


    The constant crowd noise from the MDNA Live show makes it almost unlistenable.
  4. To be honest while listening for the first time it sounded like something that Kuu could eat up with a few needed tweaks
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  5. Oh. I forgot about Revolver ddd. BOP?

    Did everyone rate the superior remix?!

    The reason I gave it a 7.5 instead of a 6.5.
  6. LTG


    Madonna’s vocals sound so thin on it, like Turn Up the Radio the demo sounds like a better song:

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  7. RJF


    And finally...


    SCORE: 5.848

    2015 PLACEMENT:
    186 of 210 (5.593)
    HIGHEST SCORE: 9 x 1 (@eatyourself)
    LOWEST SCORE: 2 x 2 (@Modeblock @paperboyfriendd)
    MY SCORE: 4/10

    "If I was a hero, I'd be Martin Luther."


  8. dddddd what a racket! The computer generated vocals, the pitch changing ten times during each line, the bleep-bloops being resumed from a 10 years old J.R. Rotem production, the complete disregard of a proper mixing, Wayne sounding like he's about to suffocate more than the usual... Let's also add that gun-heavy performance and you get the ultimate mess. And yet I still get my life to it. It would probably get an 8 now (I know I know) but I decided to award the absolute nerve she had to unleash it to the world.
  9. Finally, Revolver is out. What an embarrassing turd.

    I blame Guy for M’s later-in-life and disturbing gun obsession.
  10. RJF


  11. LTG


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  12. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

  13. Revolver is unlistenable.
  14. Super Pop is enjoyable enough but some of those lyrics... unforgivable
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  15. RJF


    I realise it's maybe a little redundant in a rate this huge since relatively nothing is gone, but sometimes it's a lot easier to see what you want rid of when it's staring you right in the face. Plus I normally do this for milestone marks and Top 200 kinda counts as one, so. What to you want to see leave in the 190s? Anything you're surprised about still being here? Anyone want to start making their guesses for the Top 10 to bookmark for... August? Let me know. If you wanna talk to me, that's what you're gonna have to do. Talk. To me.

    Green titles denote fully intact albums.

    TOP... 199

    Madonna (1983)

    1. Lucky Star
    2. Borderline
    3. Burning Up
    4. I Know It
    5. Holiday
    6. Think of Me
    7. Physical Attraction
    8. Everybody

    Like A Virgin (1984)

    1. Material Girl
    2. Angel
    3. Like A Virgin
    4. Over And Over
    5. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
    6. Dress You Up
    9. Stay

    True Blue (1986)

    1. Papa Don't Preach
    2. Open Your Heart
    3. White Heat
    4. Live To Tell
    5. Where's the Party
    6. True Blue
    7. La Isla Bonita

    Like A Prayer (1989)

    1. Like A Prayer
    2. Express Yourself
    3. Love Song
    4. Till Death Do Us Part
    5. Promise To Try
    6. Cherish
    7. Dear Jessie
    8. Oh Father
    9. Keep It Together
    10. Spanish Eyes
    11. Act Of Contrition

    I’m Breathless (1990)

    1. He's A Man
    2. Sooner Or Later
    6. Something To Remember
    11. Vogue

    Erotica (1992)

    1. Erotica
    2. Fever
    3. Bye Bye Baby
    4. Deeper And Deeper
    5. Where Life Begins
    6. Bad Girl
    7. Waiting
    8. Thief Of Hearts
    9. Words
    10. Rain
    11. Why's It So Hard
    12. In This Life
    13. Secret Garden

    Bedtime Stories (1994)

    1. Survival
    2. Secret
    3. I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    4. Don't Stop
    5. Inside Of Me
    6. Human Nature
    7. Forbidden Love
    8. Love Tried To Welcome Me
    9. Sanctuary
    10. Bedtime Story
    11. Take A Bow

    Ray Of Light (1998)

    1. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
    2. Swim
    3. Ray Of Light
    4. Candy Perfume Girl
    5. Skin
    6. Nothing Really Matters
    7. Sky Fits Heaven
    8. Shanti/Ashtangi
    9. Frozen
    10. The Power Of Goodbye
    11. To Have And Not To Hold
    12. Little Star
    13. Mer Girl
    14. Has To Be

    Music (2000)

    1. Music
    2. Impressive Instant
    3. Runaway Lover
    4. I Deserve It
    5. Amazing
    6. Nobody's Perfect
    7. Don't Tell Me
    8. What It Feels Like For A Girl
    9. Paradise (Not For Me)
    10. Gone
    11. American Pie

    American Life (2003)

    1. American Life
    2. Hollywood
    3. I'm So Stupid
    4. Love Profusion
    5. Nobody Knows Me
    6. Nothing Fails
    7. Intervention
    8. X-Static Process
    9. Mother And Father
    10. Die Another Day
    11. Easy Ride

    Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005)

    1. Hung Up
    2. Get Together
    3. Sorry
    4. Future Lovers
    5. I Love New York
    6. Let It Will Be
    7. Forbidden Love
    8. Jump
    9. How High
    10. Isaac
    11. Push
    12. Like It Or Not
    13. Fighting Spirit

    Hard Candy (2008)

    1. Candy Shop
    2. 4 Minutes (Feat. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
    3. Give It 2 Me
    4. Heartbeat
    5. Miles Away
    6. She's Not Me
    8. Beat Goes On (Feat. Kanye West)
    9. Dance 2Night
    11. Devil Wouldn't Recognize You
    12. Voices

    MDNA (2012)

    1. Girl Gone Wild
    2. Gang Bang
    3. I'm Addicted
    5. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)
    6. Some Girls
    8. I Don't Give A (Feat. Nick Minaj)
    9. I'm A Sinner
    10. Love Spent
    11. Masterpiece
    12. Falling Free
    13. Beautiful Killer
    14. I Fucked Up

    Rebel Heart (2015)

    1. Living For Love
    2. Devil Pray
    3. Ghosttown
    4. Unapologetic Bitch
    5. Illuminati
    6. Bitch I'm Madonna (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
    7. Hold Tight
    8. Joan Of Arc
    9. Iconic (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
    10. HeartBreakCity
    11. Body Shop
    12. Holy Water
    13. Inside Out
    14. Wash All Over Me
    15. Best Night
    16. Veni Vidi Vici (Feat. Nas)
    18. Messiah
    19. Rebel Heart
    20. Beautiful Scars
    21. Borrowed Time
    22. Addicted

    Madame X (2019)

    1. Medellín (Feat. Maluma)
    2. Dark Ballet
    3. God Control
    4. Future (Feat. Quavo)
    5. Batuka
    6. Killers Who Are Partying
    7. Crave (Feat. Swae Lee)
    8. Crazy
    9. Come Alive
    10. Extreme Occident
    11. Faz Gostoso (Feat. Anitta)
    12. Bitch I'm Loca (Feat. Maluma)
    13. I Don't Search I Find
    14. Looking For Mercy
    15. I Rise
    16. Funana
    17. Back that Up To The Beat
    18. Ciao Bella

    B-Sides, Rarities, Complilation Tracks, Etc.

    Into The Groove
    Crazy For You
    Who's That Girl
    Causing A Commotion
    The Look Of Love
    Justify My Love
    Rescue Me
    This Used To Be My Playground
    Goodbye To Innocence
    I'll Remember
    Let Down Your Guard
    I Want You (With Massive Attack)
    You'll See
    One More Chance
    You Must Love Me
    Don't Cry For Me Argentina
    Another Suitcase In Another Hall
    Buenos Aires
    Beautiful Stranger
    Time Stood Still
    Your Honesty
    Hey You
    It's So Cool
    Broken (I'm Sorry)​
  16. RJF


    The leaderboard is in the second post on the first page and is always updated straight after an elimination if you're ever wanting to catch up or reread stuff!
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  17. "Cyberraga" counting against 'Music' being intact feels...cruel?
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  18. RJF


    She should have thought about that before sticking it onto the album in several countries!
  19. (Same goes for Superpop and Confessions, teebs.)
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  20. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Thanks! I am kind of a lazy follower but sometimes I just want to know what exited and read your write-ups so this is perfect
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