Since my first listen on Monday, I have been dying to kvetch about Madonna’s new album MDNA. I’ve been listening all week, and I am having a hard time with it.
Don’t let the title or the parental warning label fool you. There is nothing subversive or edgy about this album.
The allusion to party drug MDMA made me hope this would at least be a solid dance album, a Confessions on the Dance Floor mark II.
I think of two things now when I listen to her new stuff:
1.) What would it be like recording this song? Would it be embarrassing to be in the studio? Before all the production, is the song just empty and meaningless and dumb?
2.) What would Kylie do? How would Kylie Minogue have done this song? Would she have done it?
For most of this album, Madonna fails or comes close to failing.