Monday, May 19, 2008

Timberlake did not help at all

Myself: Why did she asked for his help? -.-' She works a way better on her own.

The queen of pop's latest and last release on the Warner Brothers label was produced in part by Nate "Danja" Hills, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams.

The critics aren't good at all.
Everybody was expecting Madonna's new album so they bought it when it came out. She always sells a lot, after all, we are talking about "the woman of showbizz.
The main thoughts of the media are "All songs on it sound familiar and amazingly sound a lot like Nelly Furtado, Kylie Mnogue, Timbaland and Timberlake's hits."

Madonna is above all an intelligent woman. It was pick up the magic of hip-hop Timbaland and Pharrell Williams and the popularity of Justin Timberlake for coloring and left half a world curious. When it listening to the first single'4 Minutes', was almost as if to say: 'Here I am again and I am something else. " She knows it and knowit too. If there is something that Madonna does well is reinventing itself. Usually their discs accompanying this talent to read the general environment. "Hard Candy", however, failed in large part this regard. From the outset, 'Candy Shop' is reminiscent 50 Cent goes by the title but closer to a Kylie Minogue. Pharrell has his touch to the music but not enough to make it the ideal theme to open a disc of Madonna. Go, by this time is still perdoável the confusion with Nelly Furtado for "Loose". The Australian diva is raised again in 'Give It 2 Me' and 'She's Not Me', but despite everything still think understandable, after all is always the only princess in the kingdom of Madonna. The beat hip hop is becoming applicant at this time as the singer had promised, but now we have that feeling that we have heard this in somewhere. 'Heartbeat', 'Incredible' and especially 'Miles Away', which reminds' What Goes Around ... / ...Comes Around 'Timberlake and Timbaland, also curiously, the feeling transformed into certainty. With half the album back now it's difficult to be won, but the diva still tries with the best result of the disk 'Beat Goes On', 'Dance 2Night' and the lesson in Spanish, 'Spanish Lesson', more thrown into the tracks of dance . The ballad of practice comes near the end with 'Devil Would not Recognize You' to remember a "Bedtime Stories" with the bath of the new century. And it is difficult to make comparisons do not end after 'Voices' close the album and bring back irretrievably and the Portuguese-Canadian best known at the time. This sweet, Madonna is complicated to digest for not bringing the freshness of many of their previous albums. Reinventing without risk appears to be the diva's proposal. Perhaps it is just a close-cycle. This year Madonna is 50 years old and has already promised ten career. We shall see.

These are some other stronger critcs of her album

Drowned In Sound
Quite evidently her attempt to court an urban audience after the disco leanings of this record’s immediate predecessor-–whatever 'urban' actually means nowadays-–Madonna’s sidestepping outside of her shimmer-pop comfort zone has resulted in a well-intentioned failure of an album that will be a commercial success regardless of any critical indifference.

Timbaland's productions are the weaker links on this frustratingly ordinary album.
New Musical Express:
So yes, a solid enough album by the standards of most pop tarts, but from the mistress of innovation? Pretty mediocre.

Hartford Courant:
This time, Madonna is just another singer drawing on the chart appeal of Timbaland, Timberlake and Pharrell, which makes this particular piece of candy taste like a sour ball: It's appealing to fans, but it's not for everyone.

Observer Music Monthly:
"Whenever Hard Candy threatens to get boring, something always happens to recapture your interest, but the three songs in which Madonna actually seems to forge a genuine connection with her musical helpmeet leave the rest of the album in the shade."

"...But it feels familiar"

The Guardian:
Hard Candy is a let-down after 2005's triumphant "Confessions on a Dancefloor." Still, your disappointment is tempered by the certainty that there'll be another Madonna album along in a bit, and it would be a foolish man who wrote off her chances of scaling the heights again.

The Onion (A.V. Club):
Hard Candy is a serviceable and sometimes very good pop album that also happens to be a confusing and even dismal Madonna album.
Overall, Hard Candy lacks subtlety and is overworked and overproduced.

NOW Magazine
Overall, Hard Candy sounds a bit too much like Madonna’s trying to catch up with the American R&B princesses. Having said that, she holds her own for the most part, and when her own voice shines through, she reminds us why she’s outlasted so many.

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