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on March 28, 2012
It seems as though my generation (those in their late teens and early 20s) don't really "get" Madonna, suggested by utter lack of radio plays her songs get. Which completely baffles me because I find her to be a lot more original and creative than current pop stars like Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Britney Spears.
MDNA offers pop perfection that is irresistibly catchy,edgy, aggressive, dark, but also extremely introspective. When I first heard lead single Give Me All Your Luvin' I was kind of disapppointed but when I heard the entire album as a whole, it just shows that a mere one single cannot fully represent the whole scope of the artistic message of the album.
That being said, there are very few fillers. Almost all songs were instantly recognizable and sticks in your head by the virtue of genius layers of melody and hook, the lyrics can be predictable at times but more often than not they are simple yet revealing.
Highlights of the album are Girl Gone Wild, Gang Bang (which is just wild and crazy and an amazingly aggressive dance song), I'm Addicted (the climax of the song really gives you that chills and euphoria one can only experience from a good dance song), Turn Up The Radio (perfect feel good summer song), Some Girls, I Don't Give A (revenge track against Guy Ritchie, with biting lyrics and Madonna and Nicki Minaj rapping), Love Spent, Masterpiece (probably best ballad she has released since You'll See...really does have that 90s Madonna feel), and Falling Free (strikingly simple but sad and touching ballad).
Overall, I think this album is on par with Confessions and Ray of Light, infinitely better than Hard Candy. Return of form for Madonna. The album really shows that Madonna is a consummate dance artist.