Music Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 307 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The follow-up to Madonna's hit 'Ray of Light' was produced by 'Light's producer William Orbit and French electronica artist Mirwais.

Top Track

Music
(Hey Mister DJ, put a record on I wanna dance with my lady) (Do you like to boogie woogie? Do you like to boogie woogie? Do you like to boogie... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 90
    An absolutely amazing mainstream pop album.
  2. [Co-producer Mirwais Ahmadzai's] deft touch for crafting disarmingly warm songs out of synthetic tools gives Music a rich, human quality that nicely underscores Madonna's quietly personal -- if purposefully vague -- lyrics.... it's the music that ultimately sucks us into Music.
  3. A more thoroughly radical-sounding album than even Ray Of Light...
  4. The real standouts here, though, are the ballads. With "I Deserve It" and "Gone," the legacy of the corporeal and spiritual Madonna lays down amid the simplicity of basic percussive beats and acoustic guitar.
  5. It's her most patchwork record since the Sean Penn years.... In the way it tiptoes around sundry moods and beats, ''Music'' is frustratingly inconsistent, as if Madonna herself weren't sure where to venture next. At times, it feels like a collection of sounds -- clever, intriguing ones, to be sure -- that seek to compensate for ordinary melodies and Madonna's stoic delivery.
  6. Music breaks down neatly into three discrete sections, on which I'll hang the very technical names the dance part, the good part, and the dirge part. The good part, so named because it's really good, accounts for half of Music's 10 songs, conveniently nestled into tracks four through eight inclusive, so you can play that section over and over again without interruption.
  7. 50
    Music is a weaker record than its predecessor, with only a few tracks possessing the strength, pop sensibility, and hooks that made Ray of Light such a success.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Oct 28, 2017
    10
    Um álbum incrível, um flerte sensacional com o country e o folk. Melodias e letras gostosas de ouvir, simplesmente um trabalho fantástico! UmUm álbum incrível, um flerte sensacional com o country e o folk. Melodias e letras gostosas de ouvir, simplesmente um trabalho fantástico! Um dos melhores trabalhos da Madonna. Pontos para a faixa-título Music, Don't Tell Me, I Deserve It, Impressive Instant e What It Feels Like For A Girl. Expand
  2. Apr 30, 2016
    10
    With the songs like "Don't Tell Me" and "Music", Madonna pulled it off and showed her fellow **** how it is done.
    Just to keep you informed
    With the songs like "Don't Tell Me" and "Music", Madonna pulled it off and showed her fellow **** how it is done.
    Just to keep you informed she says - "Don't tell me to stop"
    Expand
  3. MattM.
    Jul 28, 2001
    10
    This is the best album I own! "Music" is fantastic. All 10 tracks are breathtakingly original. Some are haunting, others are striking, but This is the best album I own! "Music" is fantastic. All 10 tracks are breathtakingly original. Some are haunting, others are striking, but they're all some of the best songs I know of. Madonna reigns as the Queen of Pop! Expand
  4. RuanH
    Aug 12, 2007
    9
    Excellent follow up to Ray Of Light, moving into new musical directions and sounds. "Music" is easily one of her best singles of all time.
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    9
    O melhor álbum da rainha da década de 2000, o álbum que popularizou o electropop, algo totalmente experimental para sua época e atemporal, suaO melhor álbum da rainha da década de 2000, o álbum que popularizou o electropop, algo totalmente experimental para sua época e atemporal, sua maior obra prima depois de Like a Prayer e Ray of Light. Expand
  6. Mar 13, 2015
    8
    "Music" is truly one of Madonna's more underrated album. For experimentation alone, this should be noted as one of her greatest.

    While it's
    "Music" is truly one of Madonna's more underrated album. For experimentation alone, this should be noted as one of her greatest.

    While it's not as perfectly cohesive as "Ray of Light", "Music" is sonically adventurous and genuinely ground-breaking. Vocally and experimentally, this was Madonna at her peak.

    It's not her greatest album, but it finds her basking in all her well-earned glory and just wanting to boogie woogie.
    Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2016
    5
    'Ray of Light' was effortless. It was gorgeous. Now, I don't expect any artist to try and repeat an album, but I do expect them to work to'Ray of Light' was effortless. It was gorgeous. Now, I don't expect any artist to try and repeat an album, but I do expect them to work to their strengths. Madonna somewhat does that with Music as production is stunning. The issue here is that it's a little over-produced. It's confusing. It takes over on too many tracks, making them neither dance songs, pop songs or mid-tempo. There's just something about the album that feels a little over-experimental. Sometimes, less really is more. Expand

See all 36 User Reviews