- Summary: Madonna's second collaboration with French electronic producer Mirwais includes the lead single title track as well as her recent James Bond theme, "Die Another Day."
- Record Label: Warner Brothers
- Genre(s): Dance, Pop
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|Die Another Day|
|I'm gonna wake up Yes and no! I'm gonna kiss Some part of I'm gonna keep This secret I'm gonna close My body now I guess I die Another day I guess I...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Aside from the thumping groove of "Nobody Knows Me" and a few other bouncy beats, much of the electro style Madonna experimented with on 2000's Music has been replaced with warmer sounds and earthy touches, like acoustic guitars and a choir that comes from nowhere on "Nothing Fails."
Q MagazineIt's a record about being Madonna. [Jun 2003, p.90]
BlenderThat's both the best and the worst thing about this album: The music is much more eloquent than the lyrics. [May 2003, p.112]
Mar 26, 2012American Life is Madonna's most underrated album. You can tell from reviews all around the web that it's a love it or hate it album. It'sAmerican Life is Madonna's most underrated album. You can tell from reviews all around the web that it's a love it or hate it album. It's definitely not in-your-face pop, so I would avoid this one if you're just looking for radio-friendly material. On this album, we see Madonna at her most vulnerable. From the cynical American Life to the touching Mother and Father, Madonna takes us on a tour of her world. I applaud her guts, especially for the American Life video, which raised controversy like never before. Notable tracks: American Life, Love Profusion, Nothing Fails, X-Static Process.… Expand
ClifCJun 23, 2008That's why I hate American music critics: they are all offended when we talk badly about American government! So they give bad reviews That's why I hate American music critics: they are all offended when we talk badly about American government! So they give bad reviews and grades. This is one of her best albums (for me, it's her best), and nobody can't deny. I see also another solution: Bush paid them to underrate this masterpiece.… Expand
FabioJun 12, 2004Genius!
PatrickKApr 25, 2003More consistent than Music.
Dec 15, 2013American Life is very similar to Erotica (1992) in that it's misunderstood and is overlooked!
It's not my favourite album by the Queen ofAmerican Life is very similar to Erotica (1992) in that it's misunderstood and is overlooked!
It's not my favourite album by the Queen of Pop but it's up there. 2003 saw Madonna take another change musically. She wanted to do more acoustic music while still maintaining her dance/electronic sound from previous album Music (2000).
There are many great songs on this album such as: Hollywood, Mother and Father, Die another day, Easy ride and Intervention. Because of the message Madonna tried to get across and the way in which she tried she was banned off the US radio and people didn't want to listen. As a result one of her greatest albums have been overlooked both commercially and artistically.… Expand
GCQMay 22, 2004Features the euphoric Nothing Fails, lyrical gem Intervention, and the stop the presses this is the shit EASY RIDE. Not the dance Pop record Features the euphoric Nothing Fails, lyrical gem Intervention, and the stop the presses this is the shit EASY RIDE. Not the dance Pop record you typically expect from her...but those expectations be damned this is a deeply personal and solid piece of work. Only misteps are the title track and I'm so stupid. Everything else is top notch! … Expand
abernJul 3, 2005a big letdown. could this be the end of her musical career?
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