The queen of pop keeps getting down in her music at age of 54 more than all of us do.
But undercover the girl’s under huge pressure. So what if Gaga got into hibernation? She is still threatened by the changing musical world which admires pop, especially young (and yet abominable) dance-pop, and she seems to be the good granny instead of a party-rocker. After her miserable Hard Candy she doesn’t give up or try to reinvent herself like she did in her adorable electro-dance album Confessions on the Dance Floor (her ginger period), but records a lukewarm regular pop album.
After few listens I marked the six proper songs the album contains:
Girl Gone Wild, the second single, enters the list just because it’s fun and unperturbed; violent Gang Bang sounds like a long intro to a club-banger, but it’s still the most unusual track on this record; I'm Addictedis well produced, and, well, addictive; I Don’t Give A (featuring Nicki Minaj) is the teenage-rebellion of the album but it’s still a cool track; Love Spent is truly a great electro-pop song (it reminds me a little bit of Hung Up), the most innovative track Madonna has made in years in her new field; and B-Day Song, a bonus track featuring M.I.A., is extremely childish – at first I despised it but now I’m kinda loving this song, it just makes you feel good.
All the rest of the songs are just… monotonous. Turn Up the Radio is gay (literally) and ingratiating; Superstar is ludicrous; the two closing ballads Masterpiece and Falling Free are quite boring. Give Me All You Luvin', the first single, is a shame for Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. who only have 2 lines each in the song.
Madoona may still seem fun, but she’s unimaginative and unoriginal. To devoted fans only.
So, what do you think?
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