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  1. Along with The Girlie Show, it's my favorite tour from her. I love everything about it: the setlist, the arrangements, the outfits and the leaked soundboard is...magic. I'm a bit envious of you who attended the show, you were so lucky! I'd have given everything I have to be there... 20 years old and still so modern, it didn't age at all.
  2. 'new' was referred to her; he debuted around 2004 so he's not a newbie, but I still think he would be a good fit for her and a breath of fresh air. I just adore his albums.
  3. so, apparently after 15 years she decided to hire a new, young, classy producer. A brilliant one, I'd dare to say. Is it a dream? Thank you, God, now make it happen.
  4. In a world of cookie-cutters, more Madame X, please. Seriously, even with all its imperfections (too much vocoder, 2-3 filler tracks), it's more refreshing than anything I listened to on the radio in the past few years. To be honest, listening to this album is like listening to the Tower of Babel: so many layers, so many styles, so many references, an enigmatic alter ego: I found it immensely funny, I like this kind of stuff. This album was a joy for my ears and mind, a well-constructed puzzle. I feel this album has closed a cycle in her career and a new chapter is about to start: I don't
  5. Currently in the Leonard Cohen mood. When I feel depressed (sadly, it's very frequent), his albums are a sort of confort place for my soul. I'm listening to Songs of Love and Hate, 1971 (50 years old this year!), a marvelous essay about human demons. Favorite tracks: Avalanche, Joan of Arc.
  6. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker, 2016, produced by Adam Cohen and Patrick Leonard. His last one, one of the best albums I've ever listened to. I cried from start to finish. Favorite tracks: You Want It Darker, Treaty.
  7. Oh Nick, this time you are the one who has broken our hearts. Sit tibi terra levis.
  8. Sade-Love Deluxe, 1992. No Ordinary Love is still THAT song.
  9. Honestly I'm not a fan of Hard Candy and I'm not sure about the genre choice and the whole era, too much 'Maddy against the world' for me. Obviously it was for the American market, just like Confessions was for the European one, so I consider it as the American twin of COADF, maybe less elegant and not so on point. It's not bad, tbh, it's just that since 00's European sounds have been more interesting, IMHO. Anyway, it's a matter of taste. My favorites tracks are Devil Wouldn't Recognize You, Miles Away and Heartbeat. I'm an hopeless romantic, I know it.
  10. This record has a special place in my heart. In 2003, I was too young to pay attention to the adults world, but I can still remember how I felt when I saw the first images that came from Iraq that year on the TV (some things can't be forgotten): it seemed a macabre and bloodcurdling game and for once I thanked God for having a family where I could find a sense of protection and a source of love, despite of what was going on in the world. Growing up and seeing all those atrocities wasn't simple. American Life is the soundtrack of my childhood and the voice of my feelings between 2003-2008: I fe
  11. Those photos are clearly edited. Anyway, that's how she appears without filters. Much better, IMHO, more natural.
  12. IMHO, it's a tie between Erotica and Ray of Light (to be honest I voted for the first one). We can agree she's not properly a vocalist, it's fair to admit it, but her 'lack' of vocal range is beautifully balanced by her interpretations. I've always seen her more as a storyteller, a bard, than a regular singer: she makes the songs hers and then gives them life, expressing a wide range of emotions, every shade of them. I think her voice acquired the characteristics we all know in two different moments in the '90s: during the early' 90s, when she added the whispering and speaking styles, and in l
  13. I'll try to be kind: I don't like it, above all I can't stand this kind of EDM. The production is anaemic: I mean, in most of her songs we can feel her blood coursing through them, we can feel her unique touch, but this time the outcome is quite impersonal, generic, aseptic. Banal 2010s EDM. Thematically, it's not so generic as it could seem; if we erase all those 'silly' songs, which are, IMHO, out of context, the rest of them is a good description of her feelings about divorce: it's full of anger, disappointment, frustration, a little bit of revenge, an overdose of sadness, a sense of paradi
  14. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised they're reuploading her videos. They deserve it.
  15. From Memoirs of a Geisha: She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for a Geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret. I'm utterly convinced that through her career she's seen herself as a sad clown, trapped in a bubble, almost a prisoner of her own fame: the circus imagery is very frequent, from The Girlie Show Tour to Tears of a Clown and in all these performances she plays the character of the sad clow. T
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