After 4 years, Madonna finally released her critically acclaimed 14th Studio Album, Madame X!

The feelings never fade in this record as it carries a mixture of pop, techno-disco and some political themes, whilst also documenting Madonna’s recent move to Lisbon, and is largely inspired with some dance themes that will make you want to cha-cha-cha your way to Medellín!

The album has already gone to Number 1 in more than 30 countries, which isn’t surprising considering this is her best work since Ray of Light as it’s completely different to her past albums.

Serving as the follow-up to her 13th Studio Album, Rebel Heart, Madame X carries bold themes that break down boundaries, walls and even the politics that are all too common still in place in the world that hold some areas of the world back as most of the world moves forward.

I listened to the entire album and it’s honestly her most progressive album to date.

Although there are certain elements in the album where she makes a political statement, I can tell by how she sounds in each record that she sounds more relaxed and I’ve noticed from Madame X that she’s having so much fun and not being afraid to express herself, though she gets more personal as each record progresses and I’m seeing many different sides to Madonna that show that she doesn’t just speak up as a freedom fighter, but as a musician who has dared to break down hurdles and barriers that make us go back by expressing various personalities that we can all relate to.

Standing in at 18 tracks if you have the Limited Edition copy of Madame X, it’s not hard to understand why this is Madonna’s most personal album to date. The deluxe box set edition that comes as a bonus 7″ picture disc features the last record on the album, I Rise, including the same song as an Instrumental if you pre-ordered Madame X before it’s release on the 14th June 2019.

  1. Medellín (with Maluma)
  2. Dark Ballet
  3. God Control
  4. Future (with Quavo)
  5. Batuka
  6. Killers Who Are Partying
  7. Crave (with Swae Lee)
  8. Crazy
  9. Come Alive
  10. Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)
  11. Bitch I’m Loca (feat. Maluma)
  12. I Don’t Search I Find
  13. I Rise

STANDARD

  1. Medellín (with Maluma)
  2. Dark Ballet
  3. God Control
  4. Future (with Quavo)
  5. Batuka
  6. Killers Who Are Partying
  7. Crave (with Swae Lee)
  8. Crazy
  9. Come Alive
  10. Extreme Occident
  11. Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)
  12. Bitch I’m Loca (feat. Maluma)
  13. I Don’t Search I Find
  14. Looking for Mercy
  15. I Rise

DELUXE

  1. Medellín (with Maluma)
  2. Dark Ballet
  3. God Control
  4. Future (with Quavo)
  5. Batuka
  6. Killers Who Are Partying
  7. Crave (with Swae Lee)
  8. Crazy
  9. Come Alive
  10. Extreme Occident
  11. Faz Gostoso (feat. Anitta)
  12. Bitch I’m Loca (feat. Maluma)
  13. I Don’t Search I Find
  14. Looking for Mercy
  15. I Rise
  16. Funana
  17. Back That Up to the Beat (Previously Unreleased Song from the Rebel Heart Sessions)
  18. Ciao Bella

LIMITED EDITION


Below is the Spotify Playlist consisting of the Number 1 album, Madame X (Deluxe).

Overall, without a doubt, this is Madonna’s best work to date and the album carries a progressive sound all throughout.

Madame X Loves to Dance! – Madonna

If you enjoyed this review on Madonna’s album, Madame X, please let me know as I would love to hear your responses on the album and what you think of it. If you haven’t yet purchased your copy of Madame X, I recommend the album, it’s so good!

Alex Smithson

Madame X Rating: 5/5

© Madonna, Interscope Live Nation, Spotify, 2019

© The Madame X album covers, the featured image, the Spotify Playlist consisting of Madame X (Deluxe), the quote, and other material shown in this review are copyright of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, Spotify, Interscope Records & Live Nation. Full copyright goes to the respective owners.

I have a strong passion for photography. I love to write and publish articles, reviews and photography work as I aim to pursue a full-time photography career in the future. I raise awareness for Mental Health as it’s close to my heart and I want to make sure the photography work I produce gives hope to anyone who may feel like they don’t have a voice and that it’s always okay to be your actual self and that you’re always free to express yourself for who you truly are.

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