|Madonna Like a Prayer
|Ranking: #51 for 1989 |
| ||Ratings (178)
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|3.0 good||Gyllenhaalic | July 15th 08|
"Like A Prayer" has been critically rewarded and praised as one of the best pop albums in history. The title track surely is a spiritual experience and musical orgasm, but what's about the rest? "Express Yourself" is a cheesy 'feel good' anthem with an annoying 'please clap your hands' chorus. "Cherish" must have been mistakably put on the record. It's pure fabric softener. So is "Dear Jessie", one of the most crackbrained tracks Madonna ever had... so what makes this album outstanding except the title track?
Well it surely must be the Prince collaboration "Love Song", a sassy and soulful 'get me into bed' songs with slight dissonances. Or is it "Till Death Do Us Part" the only uptempo track which works on that album? It's driven, fast-paced and dynamic. Partly dark and haunting. Excellent!
Well, the ballads must top the album off but none of them is simply mindblowing like "Live To Tell" was... "Spanish Eyes" comes quite close to the intensity of Madonna's most perfect ballad ever done. The hispanic feeling to it is at least something that makes it memorable.
"Like A Prayer" is a real hit or miss. It contains such rubbish as pearls and you're obviously twisted between 'hmmm, is it a good album or is it just the few burners which made it a classic?'. Well I don't know... on average it must be a good album for sure. But it misses a lot of quality to be a classic.
2 Bumps | Bump
|3.5 great||GetOutOfMyHouse | June 20th 14|
This is when the artsy face of Madonna sets in. Look no further than track no. 3, Prince's ersatz song for Madonna, for faux-musical expansion. The title track is perfect, Express Yourself is catchy, the rest is unevenly ok. I'll take True Blue.
|5.0 classic||Iliana | December 8th 12|
Hardcore and outspoken.Madonna's second personal album along with "Ray of Light"..She expresses her extreme point of view about religion,her conflicts with her father and conservatism generally...
|2.5 average||inflames666 | April 10th 09|
this album is super overrated...dont buy any madonna.....ur better off buying almost anything else....try some zeppelin...
|4.0 excellent||shaunly | June 17th 15|
|5.0 classic||Loru | March 3rd 15|
|3.5 great||Titan | October 22nd 14|
|3.5 great||Cassidy | September 30th 14|
|4.5 superb||kaki | June 12th 14|
|4.0 excellent||CRX | June 8th 14|
|4.5 superb||miyo | May 4th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Zack | May 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||SeiGor | January 31st 14|
|4.0 excellent||mbsmith | September 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Rking32 | July 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||cor | July 9th 13|
|5.0 classic||Rasi | March 24th 13|
|3.5 great||Hoppip | January 14th 13|
|2.0 poor||Phil M. | September 29th 12|
|4.5 superb||t67 | September 20th 12|
|3.0 good||jpratm | August 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Oceanus | April 22nd 12|
|5.0 classic||jrcven | March 24th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Dotcommy | February 12th 12|
|4.0 excellent||aaron k | February 5th 12|
|4.5 superb||Mungo | December 8th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Rudy K. STAFF | November 21st 11|
|5.0 classic||skyeken | November 6th 11|
|3.0 good||Saulo | October 23rd 11|
|4.5 superb||Skipdog | September 20th 11|
|4.0 excellent||cvrcmrc | September 1st 10|
|4.5 superb||fjrz91 | March 12th 10|
|4.0 excellent||theoedd | October 28th 09|
|3.5 great||BSX | August 22nd 09|
|3.5 great||Lawnee | August 16th 08|
|4.5 superb||Steeed | January 18th 08|
|3.5 great||iamsb | January 4th 08|
|3.5 great||tuff | October 30th 07|
|4.5 superb||Jarrod | August 28th 07|
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