Madonna is back, and it’s not good, at all. After a three-year hiatus following her rather decent effort, “Celebration,” the recently released “MDNA” is a total letdown, to put it mildly.
There is no way to put it nicely. This record is a total train wreck. Train wreck on the level of Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress. Madonna, you’re 50-something, get out of music and go raise your daughter. You’re only getting worse every year.
The record starts off with “Girl Gone Wild,” a subpar, poorly-produced track that is superbly underwhelming. With a chorus reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” the only word that can accurately describe it is bland. It’s just not the Madonna that millions of people came to love during her early years.
Following “Girl Gone Wild” are even more subpar, unimpressive musical messes. “MDNA” makes it obvious that Madonna has lost all of her spunk. Out of all her work, this record is certainly the most autotuned, not like that says anything though. It is unfortunate that after wowing millions with her impressive Super Bowl performance, she gives fans her arguably worst record to date.
On a brighter side, Nicki Minaj makes several appearances, which makes some of the tracks tolerable. “I Don’t Give A” is a mess on Madonna’s part, but Minaj spruces it up a little bit. Is it worth the $1.29 on iTunes? Not really. But, it is mildly better than the rest of the tracks on the album.
Skip this record all together. Instead, go buy Katy Perry’s new album. Madonna should just give up her throne to the younger, less autotuned generation because “MDNA” has done nothing but prove that she has lost her appeal.
Rating: .5 stars
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