Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor Review

Released 2005.  

BBC Review

This is the most commercial album Madonna has made in 15 years and it's magic.

Alan Braidwood 2005

You probably already know the first single "Hung Up". The album is in a similar vein; full-on dance, dark, disco, fun, big. At first it's a shock: where is the re-born English Lady? It's been an age since we listened to this kind of Madonna. Think "Vogue", "Deeper & Deeper" and "Ray of Light", instead of "Don't Tell Me" or "Nothing Fails".

The album's closest relative in its overall sound is Erotica, during its Shep Pettibone produced club driven moments. It's also destined to be loved way more than 2003's chilly American Life, an all-time sales low for Madonna. Highlights here include the lethally catchy "Sorry", "Jump", "How High", "Push", and "Like it Or Not". The word 'dork' in I "Love New York" is awkward, and "Isaac" is Shanti, 2005-style. However, this is the most commercial album Madonna has made in 15 years and it's magic.

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