To be honest, we lost our faith in Madonna a little bit after her painful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest about a month ago. People called it a career-killing performance that showed that Madonna’s time is over, but her new album is showing otherwise.
A new identity
Madame X is her first release since her 2015 release Rebel Heart, which failed to become a huge album and gave us the feeling that Madonna was struggling with finding a new convincing musical identity. Luckily enough, that feeling totally faded away on Madame X. The album sounds very modern, straight forward, but also very Madonna without being too forced.
With a duration of over one hour, the album is surely a long pop album, but we aren’t bored at any time. No song feels like an ‘album-filler’ and has its own story to tell. And as we all know, the icon always has a lot to say.