Tuesday, May 26, 2009

869. Madonna - Ray Of Light (1998)

Track Listing

1. Drowned World/Substitute For Love
2. Swim
3. Ray Of Light
4. Candy Perfume Girl
5. Skin
6. Nothing Really Matters
7. Sky Fits Heaven
8. Shanti/Ashtangi
9. Frozen
10. The Power Of Good-Bye
11. To Have And Not To Hold
12. Little Star
13. Mer Girl


Madonna gives us a trippy album... clearly as much her own work as Paul Oakenfold's, Ray of Light is a relentlessly boring album. Well not really relentless, you can kind of enjoy the singles because you already know them and they have nostalgic value.

That being said the album is very well produced and some of the sounds in it are pretty good, however it just comes across as really dull for the most part. Long, boring, and not particularly original.

The lack of originality might not have been readily apparent for a US public, but for those in Europe and particularly the UK the trippy sound was anything but new. British DJs had been doing this for almost a decade now. So eh.

Track Highlights

1. Frozen
2. Ray Of Light
3. Nothing Really Matters
4. Drowned World/Substitute For Love

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

In 1999, the album received three Grammy Awards, including "Best Pop Vocal Album", and "Best Dance Recording." In 2003, the album was ranked #363 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2002, Q Magazine named it the 2nd Greatest Album of All-Time by a Female Artist.


1 comment:

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