Bedtime Stories (studio album) by Madonna

Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories by Madonna
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 2,725th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 144 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1994 (65th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (511th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,725th)

Madonna bestography

Bedtime Stories is ranked 8th best out of 24 albums by Madonna on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Madonna is Ray Of Light which is ranked number 610 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,182.

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Bedtime Stories track list

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Average Rating: 
69/100 (from 144 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 69.1/100, a mean average of 68.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 68.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 21.7.

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From 10/24/2018 15:41
Smooth R&B with some surprises (the ambient house, Björk-penned title track for instance). My favourite track is the big middle finger ("Human Nature") to the traditionalists who tried to stall her career during her "Erotica" era. It's quite strong and subdued, and is further evidence that Madonna's best decade was actually the 90s, where her pop gained artistic prowess.
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From 10/13/2018 17:45
I like this one a lot. The R&B vibes surprisingly suit her really well, and Madonna effortlessly glides over the smooth production. Elsewhere we have convincing pop ballads and even some ambient house-y pop on the very interesting title track, retrospectively a great precursor to 1998's "Ray of Light". I really appreciate Madonna's work throughout the 90s and this solid album is a testament to that opinion.
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95/100
From 03/20/2018 18:05
I am listening to this album right now and this is really good! Mixes a lot of groove and down tempo. Also the title track is on some ambient techno. Wish I heard this sooner.
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From 06/30/2017 03:53
A beautiful album. Starts off slow and just gets better and better. Spans many genres and also remains humble. Although most people don't want quiet or humble from Madonna that's what she delivered and it worked perfectly. The last two tracks are the best ones, in my opinion.
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From 01/22/2017 20:48
Madonna's 2nd best album I.M.O. I really like the way the final few tracks blend into each other for the last 22 mins. starting with Forbidden Love - Love Tried To Welcome Me - Sanctuary - Bedtime Story & Live To Tell a fantastic 5 track mini album with Madonna at her best singing about love/sex. The album also contains forgotten gems Survival, Secret and Inside Of Me.
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70/100
From 03/28/2016 21:08
A fine album from Madonna, possibly her best.
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95/100
From 11/30/2014 11:52
Possibly her best album ever, filled with gems, her vocals are to die for. Also the only album where she sounded incredibly current at the time.
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From 06/21/2012 12:26
Wonderful singles 'Take A Bow' and 'Secret' but a bit weak NON-single material. Among non-single tracks I adore 'Forbidden Love' (should've been a single). 'Survival' and 'Don't Stop' are good though
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