Any of you watched Madonna's new version for "American Life" video? Cause on MTV Brazil they said they're recieving this video next tuesday.. and when they're recieving this video that day, possibly, kinda likely, the US recieved first.. So anyone watched?
It's completely different? What about the ending?
BTW I might be wrong about this thingie. Maybe it's a worldwide relaunch..
Some say that her songs are really awesome and this album might be one of her greatest.. They're already on the internet. I might download some of them just to see if they're any good..
I love the first single, duh 'American Life'..
It really makes me dance LOL
Yeah, I got my hands on a promo copy at work last week. It's an album that grows on you (pretty much like her last 2 singles). It's a very personal album from her (her views on her parents on "Mother and Father"). There aren't really a lot of BIG dance numbers (like on the last CD). Rather, there are some mellow songs on there. I like "Love Profusion" which is a lot like "(I) Deserve It" with it's acoustic guitar and also "Nothing Fails". The latter is VERY similar to "Like A Prayer" with it's BIG choir
So, give it a few listens.. It'll grow on you if you don't immediately like it.
I saw clips of the video, I think they are releasing it in Australia. The ending is where she throws a grenade and a George Bush look-a-like opens it up and lites a cigar on the flame of the grenade. Not sure if thats who its supposed to symbolise, but it has a war look about the video.
Don't mind the song, its catchy and I don't think its so much about war, more about the lifesyles of rich americans. Might get the album, I'll just wait and see how the other songs sound
Don't be put off by the first single and the crap surrounding the release/non release of the video.
I hated the AMERICAN LIFE song for the first few weeks...it is now working for me and it works perfectly as an opening track for the entire album.
I am surprised and disappointed that she recalled the original video....although it seems her suspicions were correct....that many people may overlook what the song and videos intentions are - the superficial and tacky notion of AMERICAN-ISM.
The imagery used in the video itself leads people to think it is a statement about the recent American invasion of IRAQ! The impending war (at the time) was an obvious influence but it was not meant to be main statement".
In my opinion the album is much stronger than MUSIC. It is indeed quite personal.....which makes the songs a little difficult to listen to.
The production is a little jarring at first..but after a few listens your ears get used to it.
Her vocals are great though.....the over dubbing and layering on some of the tracks is superb. The harmonies with her in both high and low registers are a favourite aspect.
I hope people go out and buy it and make up their own minds. I remember a similar start to the EROTICA album.....when the first single and video was slagged off in the press and it sort of scared people off a little. It was sad because EROTICA was a strong album which deserved a wider listen (although it was far too long at 75 minutes).
I think Erotica was and still is her best CD by far...man, that cd still holds up today...13 years after it came out...can you believe its that old now?
Yes DC, loved Erotica and was so distraught that it went on to become her worst selling album!!! My how time flys (1992!!!)
I have been looking around the net for AMERICAN LIFE reviews and the ones I have read so far are all very positive...thankfully.
mmm...I've always thought Erotica was dreadful, and I have all her albums. Only Deeper and Deeper stands the test of time for me.
so funny cause thats my least fave on the record! isnt it funny how different people like different stuff...i hated that song...but loved Erotica, waiting (MY FAVE) Rain was good, where life begins was a trip...also loved the bedtime stories cd...those are my 2 faves