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American Life Is Madonna's Most Personal Album Great Music I Higly Recommend!!,
This review is from: American Life by Madonna (2003) - Enhanced (Audio CD)
Don't be scared away by what the critics say about this album and the one star reviews. American Life is a great album with beautiful love songs on it and some fast songs too, a nice blend. It is also the most personal in M' career. Some songs talk about what she wanted in life when she was younger and how she wants different things now that she has a beautiful family. She also sings about her love for her husband Guy Ritchie, how the loss of her mother effected her, her relationship to Jesus Christ and about her son Rocco in Intervantion. Die Another Day is added in bonus from recent the James Bond movie and its just so great and my favorite fast song. It is not anti-american at all. There are no lyrics that talk about America.
American Life is a great song and the beginning has guitars on it and then at the end she does the rap about everything she has and then asks the question " do you think I'm satisfied" and we are led to believe she does not. She then mentions how she tried to stay ahead and on top and be the best and says "f*** it". She is not satsified with having everything or being the best anymore through everything she has learned in her showbusiness life. She has her family now and thats more important to her. Too bad the music stations did not play this great song because they thought it was anti-american and it is not There are no lyrics in this songs that make it Anti- American.
Hollywood starts out with beautiful birds chirping and then the quitar playing and talks about how everyone wants to come here to make it and how " music stations always plays the same song" which is so true!!! Her voice changes at the end where she says "push the button, don't push the button" "trip the station" " change the channel" . This is said 4 times and each time her voice gets deeper and changes. This song implies that Hollywood isn't that grand once you get in and make it and it really not what you bargained for assuming all the stress and how fake people are.
I'm So Stupid is about how stupid she was because she wanted to be like all the pretty people, good message bad song skip it.
Love Profusion is another slow song and you hear Mirwais in the background vocals singing Love Profusion. The songs talks about "too many questions but not one solution" and how "there is so much destruction and all I want is a celebration" . Implies what is going on in the world today I assume. I love Nobody Knows Me its my favorite fast track next to Die Another Day. It starts off with computer beeping. Madonna sings about how know one really knows her and they only know her star image. She also say "Its so hard to find someone to admire". Great inspirational words.
Nothing Fails is a very emotional moving slow song that beginngs with the guitar playing with the London Gospel Choir singing in the back towards the end and ending with the guitar. She talks about her love for Guy Ritchie and how she has climbed the "tree of life" and "I no longer care if I fall" She has because of everything she has learned from life and and if she does fall it wont effect her that much anymore. Intervention: Is a good song too. It starts off slow and gets faster. It has a little acoustic sound mixed in it. She sings "I know that love will keep us together" Talking about her son Rocco .
X-Static Process is another slow ballad played by the acoustic guitar. I dont like the song and the music very much and I usually skip it.Mother and Father: I love this song and it also starts out with computer beeps. Madonna starts singing in somewhat of a childlike voice. I really like it. It is also a fast song with a little rap towards the end. This songs seems very personal to Madonna and sings about her loss of her mother and how it effected her. She also sings about her Father and how she did not like him because she wasn't getting any attention from him.Die Another Day: Is just a great song from the James Bond movie. It actually my favorite on the whole CD. Its the full version and not the radio edit. I like this one better more cools sounds and it's like 45 seconds longer!! Easy Ride is a beautiful ballad that says she wants to work hard and doesn't want to sit back and not do anything. Easy ride has a little opera in it and the music and sounds is absolutely stunning. I have never heard such an amazing song like this.
This is a very good album. It talks about her life experieces and what she has learned from them. I would higly recommend this CD. Except for I'm So Stupid and X- Process I give it an A. I think many people can relate to this CD. It does have love songs on it and some good fast ones!!