Ray Of Light (studio album) by Madonna
Ray Of Light is ranked as the best album by Madonna.
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Her best album
An unexpected album that once again proved Madonna as the queen of reinvention.
love this album
Favorite Tracks:Drowned World/Substitute For Love, The Power Of Goodbye
Grande acerto de Madonna. Tinha house, misticismo e produção divina.
Why this one? Of all her albums, why choose the one with rather uninspired ‘90s electronic production, with less expressive vocals than I’m expecting from Madonna, with... ugh, you know where this reminds me of? Those hip hop albums that get a lot of praise, and people comment on it like: “I don’t like hip hop, but this...”. They’re just more ‘white’: more melody, more choruses, more self-loathing in the lyrics. Which aren’t necessarily bad things, and the praise is sometimes deserved, but what’s so bad about the hip hop albums that don’t do those things?
And now that I think of it, this is on of Madonna’s least ‘feminine’ and sex-focused albums. I think that explains a lot.
Anyway, the album is still good, and shows how Madonna can survive in any musical environment.
Some people overrate this because it's Madonna, and some underrate it because, you know, it's Madonna. I think it's a pretty decent album
Madonna' Ray Of Light BEA ranked 494 February 2018
This was my first Madonna album since Erotica many years ago and it did not disappoint . Following a couple of failed collaborations Mag eventually struck critical and commercial gold when William Orbit came on for this project .
If you've never heard this album the lead single 'Ray Of Light ' is actually atypical of the album as a whole , yes there are electronic and EDM within but for me the slower more atmospheric tracks worked best . Starting with track 8 'Shanti' and going through to track 13 the final 6 songs are great (even if 'Little Star' is a tad sappy )
Ray Of Light is a triumph
The first three songs are as good as anything in the late 90s (Radiohead, Massive Attack, etc.) I'd even say better- the songs aren't bitter but...sad. A beautiful sadness. Ingenious music updating 60s psychedelica with edm (a la Primal Scream, maybe, but filled with much more feeling). Rarely listen beyond first three, though.