10 recent Madonna songs that prove she hasn’t lost it
Madonnas love of Instagram has allowed us to see her in many new ways – proud mother of four, hoovering expert, #unapologeticbitch – but perhaps the best thing about the Queen of Pops discovery of her iPhone camera is the amount of information shes been firing off about her upcoming album. Weve seen studio snaps, lyric sheets and snippets of both a gospel choir and an orchestra in full swing something pretty exciting is happening. Which is a relief. Because, for many fans, Madonna has never needed a fantastic album more than she needs one now.
The last time she received near-universal acclaim was in 2005, when the Confessions On a Dance Floor album mixed huge hooks, some sharp lyrics and Stuart Prices vibrant, club-ready production to create a modern pop classic. Since then, though, Madonnas musical offerings have been less flawless. The urban rhythms of 2008′s Hard Candy and technicolor pop of 2012′s MDNA each received a cooler response, and in between came the somewhat slapdash greatest hits compilation Celebration. Some have even gone as far as to say that the Queen of Pop has lost it.
This is, of course, total bullshit. Though her albums have taken an overall dip in quality since Confessions, when Madonna gets it right, theres no-one better. Attitude.co.uk lists their “ten brilliant tracks shes recorded since 2005 which prove that Madonna still very much has it”. Check them out