Celebration - Madonna
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Superfans may well die happy with this much concentrated Madge-estry: 36 tracks covering nearly every phase of her 25-year career. It all holds up surprisingly well.
  2. The collection does a fine job of living up to the title--it's certainly a celebration of Madonna's career and includes some of the most celebratory and thrilling pop music ever created.
  3. It's a dizzying, nonchronological spin through the Madonna years, years it makes you feel lucky to be living through.
  4. Okay, so the legitimacy of the song selection can, in this Cuisinart iteration, only be appraised on a case-by-case basis. How do the songs sound? And are the mixes definitive? Great and mostly, respectively.
  5. There's a lot of remarkable music on Celebration--the work of an artist who's spent a quarter-century in a passionate body-lock with the question of what exactly makes pop music popular. She deserves a retrospective more interesting than this haphazard piece of contract-filling product.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 131 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. May 3, 2012
    9
    Now "Celebration" is something to celebrate for. The Queen of Pop brings her first compilation since 2001, which is full of brilliant hits including "Like a Virgin", "Into The Groove", "Like a Prayer", "Ray of Light" and "Hung Up". The album is a full-set length with most of Madonna's number #1 hits worldwide, and although some tracks which are satisfactory to some people are not featured on it (Including "American Pie", "I'll Remember", "Rain"), the album still manages to bring an awesomeness to it. Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    A great compilation from an iconic artist. The only reason I don't give this album a perfect 10 is its exclusion of tracks such as "True Blue", "Jump" and "Give it 2 Me". Full Review »
  3. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    Simplesmente... A bíblia da música pop, a coleção dos maiores hinos de Madonna. E duas novas músicas perfeitas. Só não melhor que Immaculate Collection. Full Review »