Madonna review

There are 15 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 25, 2008, titled Madonna review. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Love or hate her , Madonna always seemed to be one step ahead. She was a master at trolling underground styles and appropriating them for mainstream makeovers, in the same way that David Bowie kept redefining ...

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Mascoutah, IL

#1 Apr 26, 2008
This editor couldn't be more right!!! I don't know of his background, but I couldn't agree with him more, whoever he is!!

Orinda, CA

#2 Apr 26, 2008
Oh Greg,
You Madonna bashers are never satisfied. It doesn't matter WHAT she does, you always have to bash it. When she did American Life and tried to do something different and creative,
what did you do, you bashed it. Now she's finally caved in and said "Okay, I'll put my own spin on what everyone else is doing to get airplay and record sales and now you bash that too. You critics are never satisfied. By the way, in case you haven't read all the other reviews, you are in the minority on this one...

United States

#3 Apr 26, 2008
I've loved Madonna's music since college days...when she first appeared on the scene in "Like a Virgin."
I've got speeding tickets while listening to
La Isla Bonita.... go figure!
Bottom line is if the Rolling Stones and Beatles era Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are all still doing their music at their age...60 something - plus...
Madonna is just as spectacular for the Gen X crowd
and I am sure she'll be around a lot longer too. Give the
"Material Girl" credit for what she's done. All the big
music stars evolve and she will keep doing
so well into the future -- ya win some, ya loose some.
With Madonna it was all about "attitude"....and a bit of
shocking the audience with outrageousness. She may
be trying to find a different place in the music biz now.
I am not a Justin Timberlake fan -- never will be and
I seriously doubt I will buy "Hard Candy." Maybe she
will revamp her next music endeavor and find a happy
medium between her old stuff and adding some of
her own new and innovative music.

Woodstock, IL

#4 Apr 27, 2008
Her last good song was Borderline.

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 27, 2008

Did you even bother to listen to any of the music on Hard Candy? Your article doesn't indicate so, but instead regurgitates facts from other reviews. For a better indication of what this CD is all about, see

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Apr 27, 2008
This article is plagiarism city! Learn how to write an original article instead of copying reviews from the New York Times and UK newspapers, among others.

Detroit, MI

#7 Apr 28, 2008
All the negative reviews about Madonna's are besides the point because they all either center around Madonna being old or chide her for working with mainstream producers (as if that automatically makes a bad record). As usual, nearly none of the negative reviews about the latest Madonna record discuss the actual music in any kind of detail. They all reduce the record to rubbish for something as arbitrary as cliche lyrics (as if a great pop song has to have a sophisticated rhyme scheme and complex metaphors as a prerequisite for greatness) or about Madonna still singing about doing it all night. She sings about 'going on and and on' in "Give it 2 Me" but she's talking about dancing. The only song she talks about sex in is "Incredible" when she flat-out exclaims 'the sex is incredible!' in a way that's a little more bold than a typical pop song. "Candy Store" has a little double-enendre' but the record is hardly as sex-drenched as Madonna's critics like to portray.

I am so sick to death of negative Madonna reviews by know-nothings who barely, if at all, took the time to actually listen to the record. And on this record all anyone can say against it is a lack of innovation, as if that automatically equals a bad record. Some of the best records come from artists who re-work rock and pop formulas to suit their own personal style and vision. Lack of innovation aside, Madonna's Hard Candy is another 1st-rate pop record, pristinely recorded and impeccably executed in a manner that we've all come to expect from pop music's greatest star. Which is the real reason why we still talk about her.


#8 Apr 28, 2008
The album? Yes. The review? No


#9 Apr 28, 2008
The Album? Excellent. The review?Missed the boat
#10 Apr 29, 2008
They say that a good thing never lasts, and then it has to fall," Madonna sings on her new album, "Hard Candy."

"Those are the people that didnít amount to much at all."

Norfolk, VA

#11 Apr 29, 2008
It's always been so funny to me that people seem to think that singers like Madonna are above criticism. Gregg is entitled to his opinion so respect it.(He is right though!)
Your mom

Powell River, Canada

#12 Jun 9, 2008
I dunno. Madonna's pretty awsome. Not a big fan of her newest song with *shudders* Justin Timberlake. Jesus. What she thinking?
Your mom

Powell River, Canada

#13 Jun 9, 2008
Bowie's songs have always rocked.

Irvine, UK

#14 Feb 22, 2009
Madonna is my fav musician... what ever you think no one can deny she is the undisputed Queen of Pop/ Controversy and a motherf*cking good show.
Bowie is my second fav musician.. these two have so much in common.

“Never go to my youtube channel”

Since: Sep 13

United Kingdom

#15 Sep 21, 2013
Elton John can make Madonnah*e beg for mercy.

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