Madame X Reviews: Time Out London
Alim Kherau – who is also a housekeeper, a saint, a spy and a whore – reviews the new Madonna album on this week’s issue of Time Out London (June 11-17, 2019), rating Madame X, “her most wonly and experimental album yet,” 3 out of 5 stars and saying, among other things:
Madame X certainely has its faults: the political aspects can be misguided and shockingly embarassing, as can her AutoTune overuse. But taken as a whole, Madame X is courageous. Not only is it the sound of an artist letting go, but also (finally) coming to the conclusion that chasing trends and charts is beneath her. Sure, it isn’t always a winner, but hearing an artist nearly 40 years into their career flex creatively like this is a rare threat. It’s as though by becoming Madame X, she’s remembered her what her best role actually is: being Madonna, the Queen of Pop.
Don’t miss the full review – a two-page spread – on the new issue of Time Out Magazine, handed out for free this morning at most tube and train stations in London (just look for the distributors in their bright red jackets) and then available from nearly 500 locations across the city.