Madonna’s ‘American Life’ Is An Underrated Gem

CREDIT: Warner Music   April has been a big month for Madonna fans. The Queen of Pop’s Hard Candy LP recently celebrated its 12th birthday, while American Life turns 17 today (April 21). Both albums have been relegated to the footnotes of M’s holy discography, which is an injustice — particularly in the case of American Life. Squeezed between the mega-successful Music and Confessions On A Dance…

Sticky & Sweet: Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’ Turns 12

CREDIT: Warner Music FLASHBACK: MADONNA’S ‘GIRL GONE WILD Madonna’s Hard Candy turns 12 this month (on April 19, to be exact) and I decided to mark the occasion by revisiting the divisive opus. Full disclosure. The Queen of Pop’s 11th album didn’t exactly fill me with joy when it arrived in 2008. After the dance-pop mastery of Confessions On…

How Madonna helped The Prodigy conquer America

Madonna’s Maverick, however, showed every sign of being the label that bucked this trend. She had not only her manager, former Michael Jackson consigliere Freddy DeMann running the show, but his protégé, a young and hungry Hollywood go-getter of Israeli descent called Guy Oseary. Freddy and Guy had a powerful combination of youth and experience.…

Still Mixing It Up While Clubs Are Closed: Madonna, Ava Max, Fatboy Slim & More Stay-at-Home DJ Picks

Trailblazing DJ/producer Tracy Young, who this year became the first woman to win the Best Remixed Recording Grammy Award for her Pride remix of Madonna’s “I Rise,” says that another recent Madonna single that she remixed, “Crave” (with Swae Lee), has been “one of the most requested songs during my club sets and livestreams.” The track,…