Confessions On A Dance Floor

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 663 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 663

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  1. robh
    Jan 19, 2006
    4
    I have to disagree with Henry T when he suggests that Madonna has 'never borken any ground artistically" See Like A Prayer and Ray of Light in particular...The reason this album is so disappointing is that Madonna no longer seems to want to push herself artistically and his happy to settle for commercial, lyrically weak dance music that will satisfy her finances rather than her I have to disagree with Henry T when he suggests that Madonna has 'never borken any ground artistically" See Like A Prayer and Ray of Light in particular...The reason this album is so disappointing is that Madonna no longer seems to want to push herself artistically and his happy to settle for commercial, lyrically weak dance music that will satisfy her finances rather than her creative energy. Expand
  2. KurtC
    Feb 8, 2006
    5
    There are only a few highlights, such as the single "Hung Up," and overwhelmingly the songs mesh into one repetitive whole, leaving you bored and feeling cheated. Vision and uniqueness are heavily lacking on "Confessions..." I would recommend only buying the single if it's peaking your interest.
  3. AdrianoC
    May 10, 2006
    5
    These are words from a huge fan of Madonna, a man who owns all of her albums: this is the worst thing she's ever done. What a shame.
  4. Oct 11, 2016
    6
    gostei da música Sorry, que tem um uma duração grande como outras do álbum em média de 4/5 minutos de duração, algumas dela são 2 minutos de sonoridade sem vocal nenhum. haja paciência.
  5. ixata
    Apr 18, 2007
    6
    its basically okay.. the tunes are catchy, andsometimes experimental(push) but the problem is bout 90% of the album sounds the same.. fthermore the album flows continuously.. bcuz of that, ii sometms dun know that im actually listening to the next song
  6. PennyW
    Nov 15, 2005
    6
    Yes, I'm outside the norm in saying this album is okay, not great. Having heard albums such as Kerrier District's Kerrier District and Kelley Polar's Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens, I know there are better disco-sounding records out there that capture the spirit of disco moreso than Confessions on a Dance Floor.
  7. MonicaL
    Jan 5, 2006
    4
    There are only a few good things on this album, and it's nothing she or anyone else hasn't done before. Formulaic, but sometimes fun in spite of it. This should be the last we hear from this woman, ever. Please!
  8. BrianSS
    Nov 15, 2005
    6
    Some great dance tracks in here. But you have to wonder how much credit Madonnas producers get. Should this album not be Madonnas and Stuart Prices. The music and the beats are the best thing about it. Similar to previous tracks like "dont tell me", the genius was in the production, not the lyrics or singing. Madonnas greatest talent seems to be picking the flavour of the month to produce Some great dance tracks in here. But you have to wonder how much credit Madonnas producers get. Should this album not be Madonnas and Stuart Prices. The music and the beats are the best thing about it. Similar to previous tracks like "dont tell me", the genius was in the production, not the lyrics or singing. Madonnas greatest talent seems to be picking the flavour of the month to produce her albums eg. Mirwais, William Orbit, Price. Expand
  9. ElleB
    Dec 11, 2005
    5
    Not great, not bad. Average. This latest effort from Madonna is a bit bleak in some areas, though there are some uber- funky dance mega hits packed in this pop CD. Its not classic Madonna, but hey, at least she doesn't sing for Britain about kaballah and how fabulous her life is.
  10. DimitriC
    Dec 22, 2005
    5
    I don't get it. If any other artist released this, it would have been mildly praised for the studio work and criticized for the mediocre lyrics and vocals. Confessions fails to break any new creative ground, but it will please her die-hard legions of loyal fans. My advice? Move along... nothing to see here.
  11. PeterO
    Jan 11, 2006
    6
    It's great to see Madonna bangin' on the dancefloor again but on a dance/house music point of view, there's much better stuff out there. Think Mylo, Starsailor, Deep Dish, van Dyk and such.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. One of the few pop singers whose albums are best appreciated in their entirety and not lopped off into "hit singles," Madonna... has succeeded at creating a dance-pop odyssey with an emotional, if not necessarily narrative, arc.
  2. It may be a return to core values, but there's still a bravery about Confessions on a Dancefloor. It revels in the delights of wilfully plastic dance pop in an era when lesser dance-pop artists - from Rachel Stevens to Price's protege Juliet - are having a desperately thin time of it.
  3. Los Angeles Times
    75
    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]