At least it's a relatively gag-worthy end to the week. 131 SCORE: 7.127 2015 PLACEMENT: UP 29 - 160 of 210 (6.142) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 8 (@eatyourself @sfmartin @fatyoshi @godspeed @Dreampopboy @BreatheBox @BEST FICTION @japanbonustrack) LOWEST SCORE: 2 x 1 (@gezza76) MY SCORE: 5/10 Well, this has been a great low score clearer day for me. Yes, that's right. It got so close to making it out of the back one hundred unscathed, but I'm afraid American Life finally loses its first track, leaving Erotica as the only album still fully intact. I think "I'm So Stupid" owes a lot of low scores to that piercing, dissonant 404 ERROR sound that basically has everyone wrenching their headphones off their head in agony. But even when you get past the deliberate Mirwais knob twirling (tee hee), it's easily the weakest track on the album. Although it's also the genesis point to what would be several Fuzzy Dreams, which might play against it. Ugh, I don't know. It's just... not that pleasant to listen to. Madonna's delivery makes it sound like a Phoebe Buffay lost classic, and in terms of the "Wake up sheeple!" songs in her back catalogue, she's got far better. Hell, some of them were even on her most recent album. Like, I get that it's an Angry song, but it ends up sounding more petulant than furious. I have a lot of time for the album as a whole, but this is mostly a misfire to me. The song's live history is typically spotty; it was originally rehearsed for the Re-Invention Tour along with every other single Madonna has ever released, because that tour is as close to a Greatest Hits setlist as she's ever come. You get a brief clip of her performing it on a soundstage during I'm Going To Tell You A Secret, but that's it. However, over a decade later, she blew the dust off it and most of its parent album at the one-off show Tears Of A Clown while she was on the Australian leg of the Rebel Heart Tour, before brushing off the entire set for a charity performance later that same year. Performing this song dressed as an actual legitimate clown might be one of the surreal things I've ever witnessed in my entire life. QUEEN.