MDNAzing amazing once you delete Turn Up The Radio, Superstar, I Fucked Up and B'day Song and I'm willing to die on this hill.
I think I Fucked Up is one of the better songs on MDNA.
I might be messy by starting another MDNA conversation with a LIST, but for me, it's pretty much:
Girl Gone Wild-Yeah, it's kinda trash, but it works and it's the catchiest song on the album by far. The chorus is addictive and it's a huge bop that is somewhat let down by generic production. The video is so overrated though. Most of it is downright trite.
Gang Bang-Kind of interesting and different, but it's too flat to justify how dumb it is.
I'm Addicted-A good song but it feels somewhat overrated in that it shines amongst some really mediocre material. MDNA chant breakdown is very cool and feels essential.
Turn Up The Radio-I would like this if Sunday Girl released it but it's beneath Madonna. Also, her vocals sound so labored and HEAVY. It needed to be breezier.
GAYLUV-Not bad but dinky and not lead single material (not really single material in general). The Super Bowl really emphasized how weak it is IMO.
Some Girls-Interesting in spots, but suffers from being a less inspired take on what She's Not Me did with more playfulness and funk. It is also one of Orbit's cheapest sounding productions.
Superstar-The melody is nice in places ("I'm your biggest fan, it's true") but this is embarrassing. It's crazy to me that she talked shit about Cherish, which is a perfect pop song, and then released that.
I Don't Give A-This song is so boring
and robotic. I'm surprised it gets touted as highlight. The fact that most of the lyrics are a run down of her schedule just emphasizes what a dud it is. I only really like the choral breakdown at the end and the bit about her swallowing her light. The choral breakdown feels bonkers in a way that half of Rebel Heart was but the song is so flat overall. It also sounds horrid live.
I'm A Sinner-I guess it's technically good, but the recycled 60s psychedelic pop sound is not particularly inspiring and the vocals sound shit. So high pitched. Why?
Love Spent-A great song with an amazing shift and interesting topic (with a good lyrical execution to boot), but I do wish it sounded beefier.
Masterpiece-Okay, I get the issues people have with the production, but this a fucking beautiful song? It sounds classic and even if it did deserve to be presented better, the timeless sounding melody carries it.
Falling Free-Probably my favorite song from the project. It's just a very sonically beautiful take on Celtic sounds and the lyrics are very artful.
Beautiful Killer-Again, technically good, but I don't find it super inspiring. She sounds bored and the production could be punchier, but it's one of the better things here in terms of the bones of the song.
I Fucked Up-Despite some of the lyrics being a bit simple, I love this song. I think her voice and the production both sound great and I love
the build up. I really don't get the dislike for it.
B-Day Song-This would be fun if remained an off the cuff outtake, but what the fuck were they thinking when they put it on any edition of the album? Embarrassing.
Best Friend-It was kind of cool as a tour montage, but this doesn't sound finished to me and she sounds awful
on the chorus. I'm also not really a fan of the jangly sound of the production.