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Reply #60 posted 05/20/20 1:45pm

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alphastreet said:

Some of her best tracks definitely came out of erotica and bedtime stories


There's a mix of "Secret" - I think it's Junior's Luscious Mix or something - that is so good.

A couple of the "Deeper and Deeper" mixes are good, too. I also love that she resings a "Vogue" line, "you got to just let your body go with the flow."

It's interesting that she uses remixes in concert a lot. I think it's the B-Boy remix or similar of "Erotica" that she used on The Girlie Show, as well as a mix of "Deeper and Deeper," the remix of "Fever," "The Beast Within" of "Justify My Love" as its own song (and versions of it in subsequent shows). She used remixes of "Like A Prayer," "Express Yourself" and others for Blond Ambition World Tour.

There's a moment in "Justify My Love" where she says, "we can fly..." very breathy. It always reminds me of Prince's "Positivity," where he says, "we can fly right by Spooky and all that he crawls for..." There's something about her phrasing that makes me think of Prince's song.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #61 posted 05/20/20 2:09pm

SoulAlive

Madonna has a ton of great videos,but I think her best video is "Bad Girl",from the Erotica era

(7) Madonna - Bad Girl (O... - YouTube

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Reply #62 posted 05/20/20 4:13pm

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I’m also a fan of the bad girl video
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Reply #63 posted 05/20/20 11:48pm

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SoulAlive said:

Madonna has a ton of great videos,but I think her best video is "Bad Girl",from the Erotica era

(7) Madonna - Bad Girl (O... - YouTube


It's definitely one of her more artistic and dark videos. Others that are visually compelling are:

Nothing Really Matters

Vogue

Erotica

Justify My Love *

Bedtime Story

What It Feels Like For A Girl

Dark Ballet

God Control (which feels like an extension of "Deeper and Deeper"'s storyline)

Express Yourself

Like A Prayer

* I recently wrote an article about the affect "Justify My Love" had on LGBTQ expression, gender fluidity, and sexual identity, which made it decades ahead of its time.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #64 posted 05/21/20 12:43am

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SoulAlive said:

Madonna has a ton of great videos,but I think her best video is "Bad Girl",from the Erotica era

(7) Madonna - Bad Girl (O... - YouTube

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Is that Christopher Walken?

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Reply #65 posted 05/21/20 12:41pm

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heartbeatocean said:

SoulAlive said:

Madonna has a ton of great videos,but I think her best video is "Bad Girl",from the Erotica era

(7) Madonna - Bad Girl (O... - YouTube

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Is that Christopher Walken?

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Reply #66 posted 05/21/20 1:41pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

SoulAlive said:

Madonna has a ton of great videos,but I think her best video is "Bad Girl",from the Erotica era

(7) Madonna - Bad Girl (O... - YouTube


It's definitely one of her more artistic and dark videos. Others that are visually compelling are:

Nothing Really Matters

Vogue

Erotica

Justify My Love *

Bedtime Story

What It Feels Like For A Girl

Dark Ballet

God Control (which feels like an extension of "Deeper and Deeper"'s storyline)

Express Yourself

Like A Prayer

* I recently wrote an article about the affect "Justify My Love" had on LGBTQ expression, gender fluidity, and sexual identity, which made it decades ahead of its time.

The PoweR Of Good Bye and Batuka should be here, I think God Control could have been much better without the audio special effects, I don't like them, sounds tacky.

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Reply #67 posted 05/21/20 6:11pm

alphastreet

Though I love god control, I like the intro part of it with the piano and voices best. The rest of the song had to grow on me but I love it now
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Reply #68 posted 05/21/20 6:22pm

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alphastreet said:

Though I love god control, I like the intro part of it with the piano and voices best. The rest of the song had to grow on me but I love it now

It's a great song.

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Reply #69 posted 05/21/20 6:40pm

alphastreet

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alphastreet said:


Though I love god control, I like the intro part of it with the piano and voices best. The rest of the song had to grow on me but I love it now

It's a great song.



Madame x overall is great for sure
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Reply #70 posted 05/26/20 10:43pm

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I have to add mine because she is my favourite female artist.

Erotica

Madame X

American Life

Like a Prayer

Bedtime Stories

and I do spin the "I'm Breathless" Album heaps too.

American Life I feel is more relevant today and I think it is a wonderful album.

I think as you grow and change you get to like albums - that is what happened with me.

Also as I have acquired all the original pressings on Vinyl now I have come to appreciate them even more as they sound so much better than CD versions.

Bedtime Stories used to be one of my lesser loved albums and now it is in my Top 5.

Madame X is a superb album - so interesting and diverse, I was obsessed with that one on the first play.

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Reply #71 posted 05/26/20 11:32pm

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gollygirl said:

I have to add mine because she is my favourite female artist.

Erotica

Madame X

American Life

Like a Prayer

Bedtime Stories

and I do spin the "I'm Breathless" Album heaps too.

American Life I feel is more relevant today and I think it is a wonderful album.

I think as you grow and change you get to like albums - that is what happened with me.

Also as I have acquired all the original pressings on Vinyl now I have come to appreciate them even more as they sound so much better than CD versions.

Bedtime Stories used to be one of my lesser loved albums and now it is in my Top 5.

Madame X is a superb album - so interesting and diverse, I was obsessed with that one on the first play.

Bedtime Stories is an underrated masterpiece.

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Reply #72 posted 05/27/20 6:46am

alphastreet

Also love bedtime stories and so glad it charted at number one recently
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Reply #73 posted 05/27/20 1:36pm

SoulAlive

Haven't played this album in awhile,I need to give it a spin smile It brings back so many memories of 1990.A few days before this album was released,I saw Madonna on the Blonde Ambition Tour."Vogue" was the Number One song in America.That was such a fun,hectic time.Madonna had so many things going on.

gollygirl said:

I do spin the "I'm Breathless" Album heaps too.

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Reply #74 posted 05/27/20 1:47pm

alphastreet

SoulAlive said:

Haven't played this album in awhile,I need to give it a spin smile It brings back so many memories of 1990.A few days before this album was released,I saw Madonna on the Blonde Ambition Tour."Vogue" was the Number One song in America.That was such a fun,hectic time.Madonna had so many things going on.





gollygirl said:


I do spin the "I'm Breathless" Album heaps too.





Wow you’re lucky you saw her on blonde ambition! I remember going to a cultural variety show that year and both vogue and cherish were songs people danced to. But it’s funny I knew of Madonna already but not Janet yet, so to me it seems like Madonna was more popular, at least in Canada
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Reply #75 posted 05/28/20 5:13am

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"Erotica" is her all-time masterpiece. Check out some of the Erotica-era tracks that didnt' even make the album like "It's a Shame" and "Goodbye to Innocence." They are on YouTube. When Madonna was ascending in the 1980s, could anyone have predicted in a few short years she'd be making songs like "Secret Garden"?

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Reply #76 posted 05/28/20 10:31am

alphastreet

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"Erotica" is her all-time masterpiece. Check out some of the Erotica-era tracks that didnt' even make the album like "It's a Shame" and "Goodbye to Innocence." They are on YouTube. When Madonna was ascending in the 1980s, could anyone have predicted in a few short years she'd be making songs like "Secret Garden"?



Definitely an underrated album. My favourites are words and whys it so hard
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Reply #77 posted 05/28/20 12:58pm

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"Erotica" is her all-time masterpiece. Check out some of the Erotica-era tracks that didnt' even make the album like "It's a Shame" and "Goodbye to Innocence." They are on YouTube. When Madonna was ascending in the 1980s, could anyone have predicted in a few short years she'd be making songs like "Secret Garden"?

It's my second favorite Madonna album.There's alot of fun dance music here,but also alot of dark,deep,(sometimes painful) emotions throughout.One of my favorite tracks is "Words".

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Reply #78 posted 05/28/20 1:00pm

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SoulAlive said:



hardwork said:


"Erotica" is her all-time masterpiece. Check out some of the Erotica-era tracks that didnt' even make the album like "It's a Shame" and "Goodbye to Innocence." They are on YouTube. When Madonna was ascending in the 1980s, could anyone have predicted in a few short years she'd be making songs like "Secret Garden"?




It's my second favorite Madonna album.There's alot of fun dance music here,but also alot of dark,deep,(sometimes painful) emotions throughout.One of my favorite tracks is "Words".



Omg yeah, I love words!!!
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Reply #79 posted 05/28/20 9:19pm

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you guys are making me feel like i've missed some good stuff. super surprised madame x is getting so much love. different era but u wouldn't even know that album came out recently. i'm not a "fan" per se, but she's had a couple of inescapable ear worms. the only thing i have in my random tracks is keep together. i'd forgot about deeper and deeper and what it feels like for a girl. i might just go listen to words. if there's moody madonna then i'd probably fuq with that version of her, but she still kinda irks me, but i need some new music

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Reply #80 posted 05/28/20 10:24pm

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hardwork said:

"Erotica" is her all-time masterpiece. Check out some of the Erotica-era tracks that didnt' even make the album like "It's a Shame" and "Goodbye to Innocence." They are on YouTube. When Madonna was ascending in the 1980s, could anyone have predicted in a few short years she'd be making songs like "Secret Garden"?

Goodbye To Innocense is marvelous love it. And Secret Garden is one of his hidden gems and so is In This Life, what a sad song, wish it had a video.

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Reply #81 posted 05/28/20 10:36pm

slyjackson

TOday I watched a couple of her videos, and how great her videos are specially Bad Girl which it looks like a mini movie, Express Yourself is another masterpiece of a video, Vogue is her most stuning visual wise, You'll See another gorgeous video and Take A Bow, what a way to use images and concepts like this one:

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Reply #82 posted 05/29/20 8:42am

alphastreet

She definitely is the queen of videos
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Reply #83 posted 05/29/20 4:02pm

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It changes depending on my mood, for me its a tie between True Blue (1986) and Like a Prayer (1989) and the album covers were amazing too nod

True_Blue_Madonna.png

220px-Madonna_-_Like_a_Prayer_album.png

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Reply #84 posted 05/29/20 6:33pm

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alphastreet said:

SoulAlive said:

It's my second favorite Madonna album.There's alot of fun dance music here,but also alot of dark,deep,(sometimes painful) emotions throughout.One of my favorite tracks is "Words".

Omg yeah, I love words!!!

Though it didn't especially fit in with the other songs, Rain was an underrated single. I think it would have been much bigger if there wasn't released at the peak of anti-Madonna backlash against the overt sexuality of Erotica .Just a gorgeous sounding song.

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Reply #85 posted 05/29/20 6:49pm

alphastreet

Omg I remember being in love with Rain as well, so underrated and also a great video
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Reply #86 posted 05/29/20 7:07pm

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SoulAlive said:

Cosign, Soul! 100% Hope you're well and takin' good care, buddy! <3

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Reply #87 posted 05/31/20 12:41am

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Omg I remember being in love with Rain as well, so underrated and also a great video

Very underrated, it's a great song and still sounds fresh 30 years later.

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Reply #88 posted 05/31/20 1:00am

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SoulAlive said:

Cosign, Soul! 100% Hope you're well and takin' good care, buddy! <3

Her best album ever.

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Reply #89 posted 05/31/20 2:14am

estefi82

Wow, I am surprised nobody talk about "La isla bonita", for me is a very beautiful sound, clearly one of the best songs of Madonna.

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