Madame X makes it to Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Best Albums of 2019

12. Madonna, Madame X With their naïve—some might say crude—expressions of bloody-hearted empathy, there’s something almost Björkian about songs such as “God Control” and “Killers Who Are Partying.” English is, of course, Madonna’s first language, and lyrics like “I’ll be Africa/If Africa is shut down” are received with less generosity when one’s claws are already out.…

Madonna’s “Madame X” wins Billboard’s fan poll for best album of the year.

The Billboard staff picked their 50 best albums of 2019, and music fans had their own suggestions based on their favorite artists’ offerings. We asked them what their 2019 album of the year was based on our curation, and some solid write-ins popped up from the poll too. From our poll picks, the top three fan favorites were Madonna’s Madame X (with 47% of the vote),…