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Rank The Albums: Madonna

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I decided to do this differently for Madonna albums, so some albums will share the same spot.. She has so many different and great albums, so it is hard to rank them.

Also, I based this ranking on standard editions. I didn't want to judge albums by their songs on deluxe editions, which are just bonus songs. lj1

 

10. Hard Candy

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It is horrible. Anybody who thinks it is good is delusional. Nothing on this album is worthy to be mentioned as important song in Madonna's discography. She might have been more involved on this than on MDNA, but that doesn't justify its quality. She brought Timbaland on this mess, because she stanned him then and somehow she forgot her own music style while allowing him and Pharrell to take control. This was her first truly trend-following album. Mostly because of Timbaland. On the other side, Pharrell did commercial crap. Following trends isn't always a bad thing, but she simply didn't pull it off. It doesn't sound like Madonna, although its catchy beats evoked her early works. Some songs have good lyrics like DWRY, but sound like work of some other artist. Horrible vocals, bad lyrics mostly, too commercial and safe, weird beats and productions that suit Pharrell's work more... Random and unnecessarily moments during the songs like "get stupid" and "see my booty get down".

09. Like A Virgin

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This one brought her worldwide fame, but it is a more commercial and less interesting version of her cool debut. A lot of fillers. Only singles are interesting and LDLHA. 

08. MDNA

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With a better songs choice, this album could have been much better. It is a mixed big. Half of the stuff are amateurish, unfinished and simply bad and that is unforgivable for a woman who used to be a perfectionist. The other half has solid and some great songs. The good thing about this album is that Madonna sounds like  Madonna. The worst thing here isn't the album itself, but its era. All great songs were ignored, while the basic and commercial sounding ones were released as singles.

07. I'm Breathless

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An unexpected music style from Madonna. Good vocals, good lyrics and nice production. Personally I prefer more LAV and MDNA, but as an album it is stronger than the ones mentioned above. 

06. Madonna

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Its best songs are the singles obviously Besides, it has 2 solid songs and 2 fillers.

05. American Life

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An album that some fans hate and some like. It is a weird album, because its songs sounds like demo kind of. That's why it isn't everyone's cup of tea. Anyway, Madonna was passionate and delivered interesting production and nice lyrics.

04. Rebel Heart

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Bitch I'm Madonna is the only cringe-worthy and really bad song overall on standard edition. Illuminati is nonsense and Holy Water is cheap, but production wise both songs are good. Some cliche lyrics, some great lyrics. Some safe songs production wise, some songs with edgier production. Overall, it is a good and enjoyable pop album. It could have been even better if only the better songs were chosen (some of them are on deluxe edition instead of being on standard edition).

03. Confessions On A Dance Floor/True Blue

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True Blue was Madonna's first more serious pop album, while Confessions On A Dance Floor was her first more casual and fun after so many mature albums. Both albums are full of bops and almost any of them could have been a good single choice.

02. Bedtime Stories/Music

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On Bedtime Stories the only trend-following song was Take Bow. Other songs also prove that she was inspired by music of other people at that time, but she pulled it off. There are maybe 2 weak songs, but most of the songs have brilliant lyrics, which are some of her best. One of the best produced Madonna albums.  Music is also a great album, with experimental production and good lyrics.

01. Like A Prayer/Erotica/Ray Of Light

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Madonna's masterpieces. They have different atmospheres, but all are connected with flawless substance (great production, great lyrics, great concepts).

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I also don't understand some nostalgia freakshow for Hard Candy. "This album came out when I was in school", who gives a FUCK oprah13 All shose singles, especially Give it 2 Me could be performed by ANYONE. Britney, Timberlake alone, any now-forgotten pop ho oprah13 That albeit pretty catchy song, just makes me mad because this is such a non-Madonna song oprah13

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ive been trying to listen to Ray Of Light for forever and i borrowed the CD from the Mt. Laurel Library, but i cant get passed the first song fall3 

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Everything about Ray of Light is perfect . The production, the lyrics , the visuals etc. It has that little something , imo, that makes it a bit more special that LAP and Erotica

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On 7/17/2016 at 3:59 AM, Hylia said:

I need to listen to I'm Breathless and Evita. Lovely ranking! cry7 

Evita is boring. I like only the singles. jj3 

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5 hours ago, Neyde said:

Evita is boring. I like only the singles. jj3 

I still haven't listened to it rip2 although I listened to I'm Breathless and thought it was cute

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2 minutes ago, Hylia said:

I still haven't listened to it rip2 although I listened to I'm Breathless and thought it was cute

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I'm Breathless definitely has bops. Evita is like a collection of Messiah type of songs. jj3 

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Just now, Neyde said:

eve1 

I'm Breathless definitely has bops. Evita is like a collection of Messiah type of songs. jj3 

Vogue is my fave on it lol1 I like Don't Cry For Me Argentina but I think I'll stay away from the rest of Evita orangu1 

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Just now, Hylia said:

Vogue is my fave on it lol1 I like Don't Cry For Me Argentina but I think I'll stay away from the rest of Evita orangu1 

Besides Vogue, my favorites are Hanky Panky, Back In Business and Sooner or Later. 

Don't Cry For Me Argentina is the only worthy song on it. 

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