Madonna, I’m sorry for calling you ‘desperate’

hen Madonna called out ageist reactions to her 14th album this month, I felt a nasty lurch of guilt in my stomach. ReviewingMDMA in 2012, I was mean about her decision to invest so much “desperate” energy into maintaining the impression of eternal youth, leaving her looking and sounding “exhausted and unhappy and making me feel the same”.…

The Independent reviews Madame X ***

Queen of Pop’s 14th record is such a cultural melange that it sometimes verges on collapsing in on itself. At other times, though, what is thrown at the wall sticks beautifully Madonna’s new album is full of dance tracks. But if any one of them came on in a club, there would be at least…

Madonna maakt barokke en bizarre bokkensprongen als Madame X ★★★☆☆ (Belgian review)

Flawed by design, please sympathise’, soebat Madonna op Madame X. Gespeend van gebreken blijft haar veertiende studioplaat inderdaad niet. Maar Her Madgesty klinkt na tien jaar éindelijk nog eens gedurfd en spannend. GUNTER VAN ASSCHE12 juni 2019, 10:30 In Vogue gaf La Ciccone onlangs te kennen dat mensen haar doorheen de jaren vaak monddood probeerden te maken. “Omdat ik niet…