Madonna - American Life

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Postby tir69 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:00 pm

My ranking for this album:
1. "American Life"
2. "Nothing Fails"
3. "Hollywood"
4. "Love Profusion"
5. "Die Another Day"
6. "Easy Ride"
7. "Mother and Father"
8. "I'm So Stupid"
9. "Intervention"
10. "Nobody Knows Me"
11. "X-Static Process"
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Postby hellohello » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:06 am

Mine are:

1. "Hollywood"
2. "Die Another Day"
3. "Nothing Fails"
4. "American Life"
5. "Nobody Knows Me"
6. "Easy Ride"
7. "Mother And Father"
8. "Love Profusion"
9. "I'm So Stupid"
10. "Intervention"
11. "X-Static Process"
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Postby menime123 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:53 pm

This is like trying to decide my favourite child :cry:

1. American Life
2. Nothing Fails
3. Die Another Day
4. Easy Ride
5. X Static Process
6. Hollywood
7. Love Profusion
8. Nobody Knows Me
9. I'm So Stupid
10. Mother & Father
11. Intervention
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Postby mattsky » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:21 pm

1. Nothing Fails
2. X Static Process
3. Mother & Father
4. Hollywood
5. Love Profusion
6. I'm So Stupid
7. Easy Ride
8. Nobody Knows Me
9. Die Another Day
10. American Life
11. Intervention
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Postby luckyONE » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:18 am

1. X-Static Process
2. Intervention
3. Easy Ride
4. Mother And Father
5. Die Another Day
6. American Life
7. Hollywood
8. Nothing Fails
9. I'm So Stupid
10. Love Profusion
11. Nobody Knows Me
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Postby Carbon » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:16 am

how on earth can anyone put X-Static Process last :o it's life. so so beautiful. probably my favourite Madonna song
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Postby beredy » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:34 am

I love this album so much and no matter who puts what as the last song my reaction is: You can't put that last! It's awesome!
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Postby Erotica » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:09 pm

1. Hollywood
2. Nothing Fails
3. Love Profusion
4. Die Another Day
5. Mother And Father
6. Nobody Knows Me
7. American Life
8. Easy Ride
9. Intervention
10. I'm So Stupid
11. X-Static Process
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Postby grooveboy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:07 pm



Anyone else enjoys this remix of Hollywood? Love the video editing too 8-)
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Postby MusicLover88 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:24 pm

She sounds so good on this album.
Unlike other things that wither, she preserves. She’s a constant in a world of relentless flux. She’s a beacon of immortality. Bitch, she’s Madonna.
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Postby Mikerocha » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:14 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:She sounds so good on this album.
Her lower register is amazing.

Lately she keeps trying to go high and it doesn't sound good anymore.
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Postby GetBack » Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:00 am

It's sad that this will probably be her least remembered album of the 2000s. It was ahead of its time, and it was such a bold move for her. Nowadays, everyone seemed to be "bandwagoning" on the social and political issues trend for artistic recognition more than anything else.
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Postby RayRay » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:34 pm

1. Nothing Fails - 10
2. X-Static Process - 10
3. Intervention - 10
4. Love Profusion - 10
5. Hollywood - 10
6. American Life - 10
7. Mother And Father - 10
8. Die Another Day - 7
9. Nobody Knows Me - 6
10. Easy Ride - 5
11. I'm So Stupid - 3
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Postby spiritboy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:38 pm

GetBack wrote:It's sad that this will probably be her least remembered album of the 2000s. It was ahead of its time, and it was such a bold move for her. Nowadays, everyone seemed to be "bandwagoning" on the social and political issues trend for artistic recognition more than anything else.
If you're speaking about GP, Confessions is the last Madonna they'll remember from the 2000's cause Hung Up was enormous. But if she went ahead with the original AL video, it might've been her most talked about era from last decade.
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Postby intosoul » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:30 pm

GetBack wrote:Nowadays, everyone seemed to be "bandwagoning" on the social and political issues trend for artistic recognition more than anything else.
Are you aware that innocent black people or being shot by the police in the US? That there is systematic discrimination? And that Trump might be president?
Maybe there is a good reason artists are speaking out and maybe they are not jumping on a bandwagon.
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Postby intosoul » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:31 pm

I heard this song today. Oh my, it's quite obvious she wrote the lyrics herself.
That rap is ... :o :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think the songs works better with the "explicit" video that she scrapped.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:49 am

14 years on and this album remains as prominent as ever.
I don't care for the backlash it had, it DOES have quality, especially the ballads.
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Postby JJeffs » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:50 pm

^

It's oozing quality and musicianship, and purpose, and real emotions. I agree the slower songs are very strong, stronger than the others, but solid throughout. She really tapped into something special. Aside from the "problematic" aspects of the lead single/video it has a really pretty chorus and I love the production. Hollywood is one of my favorite Madonna singles overall, and Easy Ride is one of my favorite album tracks. Mother and Father is a heartbreaking gem with a killer Madonna-to-the-max chorus. Love Profusion and I'm So Stupid are my least favorite songs on the album, but both have redeeming qualities that still make me want to listen to them.

I could go on and on about this album and all of the songs on it. The sound of it, while not totally unique to this album (some tracks on Music), sounds so singular and cohesive and moody without being boring. It's not a joyous album with fun pop songs that many expect/want from Madonna, but I feel like if "Madonna" was erased from history and this album came out by some new artist named Madonna, it's reception may have been significantly different. It was a touchy time in American history and she created quite the poetic time capsule of it that is still very applicable and relevant today.
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Postby menime123 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:15 pm

This is easily my favourite Madonna album, and very possibly my favourite album of all time. I spent 10 years listening to it almost every day, but for the last few years I’ve tried to distance myself so I could come back to and rediscover it. Her best - and desperately underrated - album to date.
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Postby GetBack » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:07 am

It's one of her best lyrically, this is one of her most exciting eras. I love the acoustic and stripped down performances that she did to promote this.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:48 pm

Everyone was against her in the US but she gaves 0 f*cks, that's how you handle sh*t.
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Postby MusicLover88 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:33 pm

Hollywood is a masterpiece and should have been the lead single.
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Postby Carbon » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:36 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:Hollywood is a masterpiece and should have been the lead single.
This cannot be stressed enough! One of her most wasted opportunities.
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Postby Erotica » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:37 pm

MusicLover88 wrote:Hollywood is a masterpiece and should have been the lead single.
True, best song on the album and one of the best songs in her career
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Postby menime123 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:47 pm

Hollywood was lead single up into the end of the recording process - American Life was one of the last songs recorded. But Hollywood is from the Music era - but they couldn’t make it work. I’d love to hear the versions Madonna rejected.

It should never have been lead single though. She couldn’t remember the kyrics for a start :lol: - Nothing Fails should always have been the lead single. Stupid Madonna and stupid Warner :evil:

Although American Life is my favourite Madonna song so I love it was first single.
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