"MDNA"Does MDNA have the RGHT STFF? The critics have weighed in on Madonna's new album, and the consensus view is that this is Her Madge-esty's most enjoyable effort since 2000's Music -- or even "her best album since Ray of Light in 1998," as one notoriously tough critic, the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot, happily declared.
Which is not to say that Madonna, unlike music itself, is necessarily one to make the people come together. There is also plenty of snark to go around in the reviews, and while some critics question whether her full immersion in youthful dance music is appropriate for a superstar of 53, others take her to task for not being nearly as edgy or provocative as she used to be. In other words, she is either acting too immature or too mature, depending on which bone you prefer to pick.
Disagreement also hinges on whether MDNA is an autobiographically revealing work that could be described as "our lady's divorce album," as Rolling Stone's Joe Levy did, or whether it's really moreRead More »from Madonna’s ‘MDNA’ Has Critics Pondering: Is It a Dance or Divorce Album?