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Madonna News - July 2019

Madame X – Long Live Vinyl Review

The signs weren’t promising for Madonna’s 14th album, but Madame X is punctuated by enough indelible moments. Strings float over I Don’t Search, I Find’s descending bassline until a phat house groove resurrects her Justify My Love murmur, and Dark Ballet leaps from delicate piano to a Switched On Bach take on Tchaikovsky’s Dance Of The Mirlitons. Equally eccentric is God Control, its autotuned vocal interrupted by Tiffin Children’s Chorus, before strings, a spoken interlude and gunshots deliver disco whose insanity is matched by Batuka, the chain gang chants of Portugal’s Batukadeiras Orchestra paired with explosive drums. Madonna is a stayer: as I Rise reminds us, “There’s nothing you can do to me that hasn’t been done”. Madame X confirms there’s plenty she can do that she’s still not done. Wyndham Wallace

7 out of 10

Press: Madonna at NYC Pride

Madonna’s World Pride Closing Set Was Absolutely Legendary – Out

Madonna Thanks ‘Queer Nation’ in Moving Speech at WorldPride – Advocate

Madonna Closes Out Pride Island With Powerful Nod to Stonewall – NewNowNext

Madonna performs spectacular set at WorldPride NYC 2019 – Digital Journal

Madonna closes WorldPride with powerful tribute to ‘queer nation’ – Pink News

Madonna closes out WorldPride with massive concert at ‘Pride Island’ – Page Six

Madonna Pays Heartfelt Tribute to the LGBTQ Community at Pride Island 2019 – Billboard

Photos: Madonna at WorldPride NYC 2019

Madonna performs onstage during Pride Island – WorldPride NYC 2019 at Pier 97 (June 30 2019)

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