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  • Summary: Stuart Price co-produced the 47-year-old Anglophile's latest dance-oriented effort.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Confessions... is vocally sharp and (at times) lyrically breathtaking, but it is difficult to imagine this album working without Price's involvement.
  2. Sweaty, head-spinningly good dance music.
  3. Believe the hype, this is even better than 'Ray Of Light.' [12 Nov 2005, p.45]
  4. Disco with a vengeance, a whomping, unapologetically airheaded engine of stroboscopic beats and succulent textures that exhumes dance music's time-honored values of celebration and affirmation. [13 Nov 2005]
  5. While she succeeds rather handsomely on those modest terms, it's more than a little odd to hear Madonna scaling back her ambition and settling for less rather than hungering for more.
  6. The first half, in particular, has irresistible momentum... The second half drags a little, and you wish Madonna would strip the synths back to work a bass line every now and then.
  7. But she's not attempting a simple 80's revival; for all the vaguely familiar hooks, there are also sustained, wistful overlays of strings and acoustic guitar that enfold the music like a haze of indistinct memory. [14 Nov 2005]

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  1. Negative: 30 out of 267
  1. SantixR.
    Jun 11, 2010
    I must say that I never really paid attention to Madonna until this album. I became a fan when i heard Confessions on a Dance floor. It's great for parties and for just a person dancing in the room. For me, it's the best Madonna album to date. Expand
  2. TomP
    Nov 28, 2005
    Great! Catchy! Fun! Dance happy. Everything music should be!!!!
  3. MarvinO
    Nov 14, 2005
    One of my favorite albums of the year. For a dance album it's extremely consistant in terms of how each song is different from the other and there are no weak tracks in the album. I'd only say that Push, Isaac and Sorry are my least favorite songs, but they aren't even half-bad. Favorite tracks include: Jump Get Together Future Lovers I Love New York Forbidden Love Expand
  4. MichaelH.
    Aug 19, 2009
    Absolutely amazing. Makes you move and want to get up and dance. Such an amazing album from an already exceptional and influential musician. Madonna blows the competition away with her synth pop/dance album. Expand
  5. Matt
    Nov 15, 2005
    Her most non-stop and party-influenced album yet! And it still maintains some good lyrics, so you don't have to feel guilty while you dance.
  6. Nov 27, 2010
    I honestly love this album, and would say it's one of my favourites by Madonna. Every track is worth listening to and the the songs get darker and darker as you go on the album, which is why the album is named thus. It starts out fun but then as you get more involved, it gets more and more personal. Standouts on the album are "Hung Up", "Forbidden Love", and "Isaac". Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Nov 15, 2005
    if there was negative score I would score - the biggest number ever. She should not be allowed to make another album after her deathworthy verison of American Pie. Expand

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