Madonna MDNA Album Review

MDNA in stores today

Today, Madonna’s twelfth studio album, MDNA, was released.  Produced by some of the best producers in the music business,(Martin Solveig, William Orbit, and Benny Benassi to name a few), MDNA is Madonna’s first album that isn’t associated with Warner Brothers Records.  This album is very dance-centric.  While MDNA is not Madonna’s best album (that still is Ray of Light), it comes very close.  Some of the best tracks are “Girl Gone Wild”, “I’m Addicted”, and “Love Spent”.

MDNA excels at what it sets out to be, which is a high-energy dance album.  If you like Madonna’s dance music style, her latest outing will be on repeat in CD or MP3 player.


Music Videos You Should See 2/3/12- The Nicki Minaj Edition

Welcome to another edition of “Music Videos You Should See”.  In this article, all but one of the videos has Nicki Minaj in them.  The videos featured here are from a pop icon, a dj/ producer, Nicki Minaj herself, and a British band.

The first video is from the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.  “Give Me All Your Luvin'” is the first single off of Madonna’s twelfth studio album, MDNA.  The video, directed by Megaforce, is a football and cheerleader theme inspired by her upcoming performance at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show set to air on Sunday.

The next video is “Turn Me On” by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj directed by Sanji.  The video is set in a steampunk world and has a Frankenstein and his monster feel to it.

Nicki Minaj is front and center in the next video.  “Stupid Hoe” is the first single from Minaj’s forthcoming second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.  The video, directed by Hype Williams, is a menagerie of eclectic imagery.  While it broke the record of number of views in 24 hours on Vevo, 4.8 million views, more people disliked the video than liked it.  Christopher R. Weingarten of Spin Magazine described Nicki Minaj as “Grace Jones getting lost in one of Katy Perry’s wonkafied adventures“.

The final video, from British band Coldplay, is “Charlie Brown” once again directed by Mat Whitecross.  The video centers around a concert or festival.  While this is the third video/ single from Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album, this is one of favorite songs.