Madonna: Madame X review – a splendidly bizarre return to form **** (The Guardian)

 ‘Solid confidence in her own aesthetic decisions’: Madonna. Photograph: Steven Klein Madonna is in her fourth decade of what we now somewhat suspiciously call appropriation, a pick-and-mix skill set that has previously laid the singer open to accusations of unoriginality or, worse, cultural hijacking. But when the patented Ciccone filtration system gets it right, the process…