Madame X Reviews: Rolling Stone and Q
The June 2019 issues of the magazines considered as the music Bible from each side of the pond hit the newsstands this week, both carring their own short review of Madonna‘s fourteenth studio album, to be released in two weeks.
The first one is Rolling Stone, that rated Madame X 3 out of 5 star in a largely positive review, saying, among other things:
Yet Madame X is so admirably bizarre, all you can do is stand back and watch the girl go. “It’s a weird kind of energy,” as she sings in “God Control” — a rare moment of Madonna understatement. She dips into a melting pot of Latin-pop styles, complete with a reggaeton jam called “Bitch I’m Loca.” It’s for fans of her loca edge only, full of experiments no other pop star on Earth would try.
Moving to British territory, Q Magazine is slightly more generous with a 4 out of 5 stars rating:
Crave’s delirious swoon, featuring rapper Swae Lee, or the skin-to-skin cha-cha-cha of Medellin keep things at the micro level of human desire but more untethered are the moments where the record zooms out to look at the big picture, as on Dark Ballet’s omnipotent state-of-the-planet address: “they’re so naive, they think we’re not aware of their crimes/We know but we’re just not ready to act.” This is Madonna on top of the world, looking down on creation, God complex at cruising altitude.
Check them out at your local newsstands for the complete reviews.
Speaking of Madonna’s most recent albums, Rolling Stone previously rated Rebel Heart and MDNA 3.5, Hard Candy 4 and Confessions on a Dance Floor 3.5 stars out of 5.
Q Magazine rated Rebel Heart 3, MDNA 4, Hard Candy 3 and Confessions on a Dance Floor 4 out of 5.