Madonna - 'American Life' - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Becool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Terra Brazilis
Posts: 11,735
                     
Madonna - 'American Life'

Hi guys.

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


serena
townsend × rezaļ × lisicki × vesnina
keys × mladenovic × siniakova × jankovic


Becool is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 07:41 AM
Worshipping POP ICON GODDESSES
 
bionic71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6,753
                     
Got my hands on a copy of the cd Saturday.
it is spectacular...... easily one of her best and most complete albums.
HOLLYWOOD, MOTHER AND FATHER and NOTHING FAILS are amazing.
bionic71 is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:17 AM
country flag YSL
Boozy Woman
 
YSL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: *hic*
Posts: 2,408
                     
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.

REMEMBER: Friends don't set fire to each other
YSL is offline  
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:19 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 7,804
                     
vh1 keeps on showing Christina Agularra.

arent they supposed to be showing madonna's redone video?
anton is offline  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:30 AM
Tart with a Heart
 
JonBcn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 15,731
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by bionic71
HOLLYWOOD, MOTHER AND FATHER and NOTHING FAILS are amazing.
I totally agree with that. Some of the album is a bit superfluous; 'I'm So Stupid' is a waste of four minutes of your life. But on the whole its easily as good as 'Music'

~ gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your mongrel mind ~
JonBcn is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:33 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 7,804
                     
vh1 just showed madonna's "die another day"

where's american life
anton is offline  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:45 AM
Supposed Former
Administrator
 
Dahveed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: London, UK
Posts: 9,535
                     
I havent seen the video and i hope i can catch it soon on MTV or somewhere! I find American Life a bit strange but i like it somewhat, just hate the rap bridge i don't like Die Another Day much.
Dahveed is offline  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 09:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,879
                     
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

TAMARINE TANASUGARN
Benny is offline  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Dava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pau-Pau-Pau-Pau-La-La-La!
Posts: 17,733
                     
Ity just Madonna is a suit in front of loads of flags. I think she is a wimp for withdrawing the original, it did make some good points (thought some of it is vulgar)

WTA TOUR
ELENA DEMENTIEVA
KIM CLIJSTERS
ALSO STARRING
THE GIRLS ON TOUR!

ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
MYSKINA~SCHNYDER~ZVONAREVA

THE YOUNG GUNS

BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
MAKAROVA~MIRZA


THE COMEBACK KIDS

BEYGELZIMER~DOKIC~HARKLEROAD
SPREM~VAKULENKO

Dava is offline  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 12:18 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
matthias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 94,526
                     
the song and the video are really bad!

i think it is one of her worst songs ever

matthias is offline  
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 12:53 PM
Worshipping POP ICON GODDESSES
 
bionic71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6,753
                     
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).

This album is exceptionally good.
bionic71 is offline  
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 01:39 PM
Senior Member
 
darren cahill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The Re-invention Tour
Posts: 2,790
                     
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?
darren cahill is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 01:43 PM
Worshipping POP ICON GODDESSES
 
bionic71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 6,753
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by darren cahill
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.
bionic71 is offline  
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 01:44 PM
Tart with a Heart
 
JonBcn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 15,731
                     
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.

~ gonna teach you tricks that'll blow your mongrel mind ~
JonBcn is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2003, 01:47 PM
Senior Member
 
darren cahill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: The Re-invention Tour
Posts: 2,790
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonBcn
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
darren cahill is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome