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Madonna. The Immaculate Collection.

Guy Ritchie, my heart goes out to you. But your ex's album is still the best.

This album has the same effect as the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack---maximum nostalgia. Especially for those who grew up in that wonderful decade known as the eighties.

This was back in the time when Madonna was the most controversial thing in music, with her alleged anti-Christ antics (with a name like Madonna and a single like "Like a Virgin," I mean, come on. Wait, come to think of it, even the title of this album is a religious pun), and everybody knows that was a great time in music. But before we go into the nitty-gritty, let me just share some facts about this album named after the virgin birth.

First of all, if you want to turn someone on to Madonna, then this is the perfect album to start with. This has all the Madonna basics, all the way from her innocent dance floor-days. The songs in this album are remixed by Shep Pettibone, and most of them remain true to the sound of their album versions. One exception is "Like a Prayer," (one of my most favorite Madonna songs), whose Latin disco version in this album sounds way better than the original.

This album, by the way, is Madonna's best-seller in the United States, selling more than ten million copies, and holds the record for the all-time best-selling compilation album from a female artist, with twenty-two million copies sold worldwide.

And since this is not your usual review, I will share some nostalgic memories with the lady known as Madonna:

"Live to Tell": I remember the video with Sean Penn and Christopher Walken always being shown on that TV station. I think it was CTV 31 or something.

"Like a Prayer": I had this classmate in grade school named Mike. I had a feeling he was gay. Then one day we went to his house, and he played this new single from Madonna, and he kept raving about how good it was, and he knew the lyrics to the whole song. And right there and then I knew he was gay.

"Papa Don't Preach": I remember my aunt forcing me to take an afternoon nap, with this song blaring on the radio.

"Cherish": My female neighbors danced to this song once at a Christmas or New Year's party. I forgot which, exactly.

"Material Girl": this is the video, ladies and gentlemen, where I had my first sexual awakening. (Okay, too much information.)

These are just some of the more vivid memories I have with Madonna. And contrary to popular belief, males who love Madonna are not necessarily gay. Well, all guys have a gay side to them, anyway.


some info taken from Wikipedia and cduniverse.com.


Rating: Ten stars.

4 comments :

tina said...

"'Like a Prayer': I had this classmate in grade school named Mike. I had a feeling he was gay. Then one day we went to his house, and he played this new single from Madonna, and he kept raving about how good it was, and he knew the lyrics to the whole song. And right there and then I knew he was gay."

"And contrary to popular belief, males who love Madonna are not necessarily gay. Well, all guys have a gay side to them, anyway."

did you contradict yourself, or are you just vacillating? :))

ten stars again, for something that isn't a movie or a book. napaghahalataan ka. hehehe. :P

no, i did not contradict myself. all guys love madonna. period. hehe.

anyway, just for you, i will show you that i do give ten stars to films. watch out for it. :D

I think that there is still a small part in everyone who wants to be, for a single moment in time, Madonna. I still listen to her older songs. Live To Tell. Like A Prayer. Cherish (with the mermaids).

tina said...

palusot! :))

hala, napilitan magbigay ng 10 stars... nyahahahahaha. :P

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