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Monday, November 14, 2005

You Wanna / Madonna?

My God, if all pop criticism said it this well, we'd live in a better world. Apropos of Madonna's new album, Josh Tyrangiel nailed it in his review for Time Magazine:

"The defining moment of the new Madonna album, Confessions on a Dance Floor, arrives during the song I Love New York. Over a pulsing synthesizer, a ticking clock, a rumbling timpani and countless other perfectly calibrated whirs and beeps, Madonna declares, "I don't like cities, but I like New York/Other places make me feel like a dork." This is not the most ridiculous lyric ever uttered in a pop song--that remains "Yummy yummy yummy/I got love in my tummy." Still, it is awfully silly, and before you press on with the album, you will need to ask yourself, Am I a serious person who listens to music for intellectual enlightenment and makes it a point of pride not to dance under any circumstances? Or am I merely a semi-serious person who makes it a point not to be seen dancing under any circumstances? If you're the former, Confessions on a Dance Floor is not for you. If you're the latter, close the blinds"

As the former, I will not be buying this album, but at least I can sleep better with a clear reason as to why not.


Blogger Quinn Skylark said...

Of course, this only gives us two choices. Intellectual enlightenment aside, some music can merely be fun, w/out having to dance to it. That said, I am not buying the new Madonna CD either. I didn't even know there was a new one.

5:41 AM  

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