Make no mistake, Mdna is as club hopping as recent wonders LMFAO( an artist duo ) , or an older Flo Rida. Madonna has been the pin-up star of pop culture since so long now that her career can be the yardstick to measure your age. Having sold over 300 million records and given a list of hits that rides comfortably along with the changing preferences of pop music, she has nothing left to prove. She has been the definitive ‘It’ girl (woman, whatever) for her genre that doesn’t bestow greatness as does say Rock.
The welcome change in Mdna is perhaps the lesser number of collaborations which leaves more room for a distinct Madonna taste and more experimentation. Mdna is more of a statement which backs her as a symbol of defiance both professionally and personally. It is always interesting to notice how Madonna blends her songs, her creative world along with the developments of her life. In Mdna, it’s more of anger and bitterness, and soul-bearing, themes that are rare for a genre like Pop.‘Gang Bang’ has an interesting soundscape riddled with sounds of bullets, tires screeching, and whiplashes to name a few. ‘I’m addicted’ has shades of Daft Punk’s electro tones, thanks to Italian electro master Benny Benassi.
‘Love Spent’ in a nod to her failed marriage has to be one of the best tracks of the album.When was the last time you heard Banjo in a disco track? ‘Meditation’ brings about a change of tempo and is very reflective in its mood. “I am a sinner’ is in a lot of ways a throwback to her to older hits like ‘Material girl’ and ‘Ray of Light’.
In a nutshell Mdna is a better album than her previous offering ‘Hard Candy’ and promises excitement to her future works. It embodies Pop music that is less mainstream but more enjoyable than her current competitors. The influences are numerous, you can even find a Carmin Burana like chant in ‘I Don’t Give A’, which can be best used to describe her album.
She doesn’t care what’s going on in the world of Pop, she has her own version of the genre and she’s “Into the groove”.