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  • Summary: The 13th full-length studio release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Nas, and Mike Tyson.
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Holy Water
I can give you everything that you want Bitch get off my pole, bitch get off my pole You can't buy this at no luxury store Bitch get off my pole,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 9, 2015
    80
    Certainly, the ambition remains, along with the hunger to remain on the bleeding edge, but she's allowing her past to mingle with her present, allowing her to seem human yet somewhat grander at the same time.
  2. Along the way, the long, 19-song album offers its share of groaners, missteps and songs more indebted to trendy production than solid craft. But its best moments boast some of the most finely structured pop melodies of Madonna’s 32-year career.
  3. 75
    Rebel Heart, like its creator, pushes through the pain and, more often than not, lands solidly and with great grace on its feet.
  4. Mar 10, 2015
    67
    Rebel Heart has its fair share of those head-scratchers.... [But] Rebel Heart is a step back in the right direction.
  5. Mar 11, 2015
    60
    The album is surprisingly full of acoustic sounds and wistful balladry reminiscent of her 90s material, but it also plugs into a load of dark, restless and weird club rhythms with help from a coterie of in-demand producers.
  6. Mar 9, 2015
    60
    Rebel Heart is very much the first Madonna album that’s actually about Madonna with a majority of these tracks commenting on her own history and accomplishments with varying degrees of success.
  7. Ultimately, Rebel Heart feels like a wasted opportunity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 129
  2. Negative: 18 out of 129
  1. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    Some of the best lyrics Madonna ever wrote. True, true pop music jams all the way on this album. Devil pray maybe is one of the best pop songsSome of the best lyrics Madonna ever wrote. True, true pop music jams all the way on this album. Devil pray maybe is one of the best pop songs of the past 5 years Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    this album is wonderful , the best of the last 3 albums of Madonna , she did a great job , several clean tracks like illuminati, ghosttown ,this album is wonderful , the best of the last 3 albums of Madonna , she did a great job , several clean tracks like illuminati, ghosttown , messiah , ETC ... , this is a worthy album to be the queen of pop Expand
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    Rebel Heart is the best of both Madonna worlds, the sexual persona and the true romantic at heart. A true return to form for Madonna. LongRebel Heart is the best of both Madonna worlds, the sexual persona and the true romantic at heart. A true return to form for Madonna. Long live the Queen of pop. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2015
    9
    Madonna is what, 56 years old? And she's still killin' it. I don't listen to Madonna really, but this album is a great 'club' and 'dance'Madonna is what, 56 years old? And she's still killin' it. I don't listen to Madonna really, but this album is a great 'club' and 'dance' album with the album's title reinforcing the theme and music. Nas and Minaj's appearances complete the album. Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2017
    8
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  6. Mar 26, 2015
    7
    Rebel Heart is a perfect title for this album. On the one hand there's the "heart," the Madonna that sings about love, relationships, andRebel Heart is a perfect title for this album. On the one hand there's the "heart," the Madonna that sings about love, relationships, and self-reflection, while on the other hand there's the "rebel," the Madonna that sings about drugs, partying, and sex. It's a weird mix, because there are moments when she pulls off both sides like the Queen of Pop we know her to be, but when she fails she sounds either narcissistic or shamelessly immature.

    Musically, this album is far more interesting than anything on MDNA. She definitely made a good decision with producers this time around. That being said, WTF is she thinking making such a long album? 23 songs on the Super Deluxe Edition, are you kidding me?? Maybe she's just being generous, but I would probably give this album a 9 or a 10 if she whittled it down to the best 12 or so and stuck with that. I'll admit, most of the songs are at least tolerable, but at this stage of her career Madonna should realize that there's a bunch of music out there that's at least tolerable. If she wants to stay relevant, she should really be pickier about what she's putting out there.
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  7. Jun 21, 2018
    0
    worst album ever. , ‘Rebel Heart’ feels like a wasted opportunity. Trite self-empowerment anthem ‘Iconic’ informs us that there’s only twoworst album ever. , ‘Rebel Heart’ feels like a wasted opportunity. Trite self-empowerment anthem ‘Iconic’ informs us that there’s only two letters difference between Icon and I Can’ Expand

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