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  • Summary: Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. guest on Madonna's 12th studio album that includes production from Martin Solveig, Benny Benassi, and William Orbit, who also worked on 1998's Ray of Light.
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Girl Gone Wild
Oh, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee And I detest all my sins Because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell But most... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Play loud. She's smart and she's proud.
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    When it comes to partaking in pop, MDNA has easily set itself out as 2012's go-to drug of choice.
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    75
    It's her best album since "Ray of Light" in 1998.
  4. 67
    While there are a few genuine moments of double-rainbow bliss here (check the "whoo-ooh!" chorus of "I'm a Sinner"), there's also real darkness lurking under the air-popped beats.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    60
    It [the song "I'm a Sinner"] makes you crave her next album, not this one.
  6. Mar 26, 2012
    50
    Continuing Hard Candy's pattern of awful try-hard title and 'show the young uns you've still got it' bangers, it's disappointing in its lack of ambition.
  7. Uncut
    May 2, 2012
    30
    Madonna's 12th album has a good title and a nice cover, but that's almost as much as you can say in its favour. [Jun 2012, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 166
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    10
    Is it a masterpiece on the level of Like a Prayer, Erotica, or Ray of Light? No, not really. But it's also leagues better than Like a VirginIs it a masterpiece on the level of Like a Prayer, Erotica, or Ray of Light? No, not really. But it's also leagues better than Like a Virgin and Hard Candy. More personal than Confessions, more varied than American Life, it's certainly the strongest pop album of 2012 so far. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    don't judge this album on its mediocre singles! this is a proper madonna album that makes you wanna sing along and dance. Best tracks on thedon't judge this album on its mediocre singles! this is a proper madonna album that makes you wanna sing along and dance. Best tracks on the album are gang bang, superstar, i don't give a, masterpiece and the magnificent falling free (plus beautiful killer from the deluxe album). Madonna back to Ray of Light standard here :D Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    10
    The queen of pop is always at her best when people try to write her off. On MDNA Madonna successfully returns to what she does best:The queen of pop is always at her best when people try to write her off. On MDNA Madonna successfully returns to what she does best: high-energy disco mixed with soulful ballads. Expand
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    8
    Better than Hard Candy and American Life. I love this record. Gonna be one of fabulous record of 2012. Many dont like Madonna and give her aBetter than Hard Candy and American Life. I love this record. Gonna be one of fabulous record of 2012. Many dont like Madonna and give her a bad review or lukewarming welcome to MDNA because the fact that she is 53. But as long as she can rock us with her music, why not we support Madonna. There is only one Queen. And that person is Madonna. Collapse
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    7
    Não o seu melhor álbum, mas também não o seu pior (porra, vocês já ouviram o Hard Candy????), agressivo, divertido e apesar de soarNão o seu melhor álbum, mas também não o seu pior (porra, vocês já ouviram o Hard Candy????), agressivo, divertido e apesar de soar genérico e clichê algumas vezes, ainda assim um bom álbum, não a obra prima que todos esperavam que fosse, um álbum just ok. Ninguém monta uma carreira inteira com Like a Prayer's e Ray of Light's. Expand
  6. Nov 25, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Madonna já está a muito tempo no patamar em que não tem que provar nada para ninguém, é a maior cantora pop que o mundo conhece. Mas este album poderia ter sido muito melhor, destaque para as produções de William Orbit que é muito "Madonna" a conexão entre os dois é muito boa. Músicas como Girl Gone Wild. Turn Up The Radio, Superstar, B'day Song, seriam ótimas se não fosse da Madonna. Destaque especial para faixas; Gang Bang, Love Spent, Falling Free e Beautiful Killer Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The album is really bad. Having really good songs, combined with very weak songs gives you a very noticeable inconsistency. Not really digestible, it is necessary to have multiple listeners an idea of â Expand

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