Madonna: where to start in her back catalogue

The album to start with Like a Prayer (1989) Madonna: Like a Prayer – video Madonna’s 1980s hits such as Holiday, Into the Groove and Like a Virgin are brilliantly captured on The Immaculate Collection (1990). If you want a deeper exploration of her musical psyche and kinetic songwriting though, I’d advise listening to the…

1 Year Of Madonna’s Visionary ‘Madame X’ Era

A year has passed since Madonna released Madame X on June 14, 2019 and the world is a very different place. We’ve had a global pandemic, UFOs and a righteous uprising of citizens demanding change and justice. It’s noteworthy then, that the Queen of Pop’s 14th album feels more timely now than it did upon release. Madame X is essentially a…

THE MAN IN THE YELLOW JACKET: ‘DICK TRACY’ AT 30

Revisiting Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy In 1990, Warren Beatty came out with yet another of his wildly ambitious projects in which he himself served as director, producer, and star. That was Dick Tracy, which arrived a year after Tim Burton’s Batman, at a time before comic book adaptations were nearly the cultural force that they would eventually become. …