Madonna

Every Madonna Album Reviewed And Graded

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2021

felt and performed with all her rebel heart

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-7-21-5-13-21 Madonna’s “Express Yourself” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2021

a timeless cheer of artistic freedom

Why Are So Many Pop Stars Into Astrology?

By Alyson Camus | December 29, 2020

Plenty of celebrities and musicians are pushing the astrology angle

The Worst Music-Related Moments Of 2020

By Alyson Camus | December 22, 2020

2020 sucked, there’s no doubt about it

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – 120 to 111

By Steve Crawford | October 31, 2020

absolute rush of techno euphoria

The Many Versions Of ‘Between the Bars’ By Elliott Smith

By Alyson Camus | October 21, 2020

probably Elliott Smith’s most well-known song

Album Bundles And Billboard’s New Rules

By Alyson Camus | August 31, 2020

It is Billboard’s belief that the resulting charts will more accurately reflect consumer choice

Madonna Calls Dr Immanuel Her Hero On Her Instagram Page

By Alyson Camus | July 30, 2020

she has fallen for quackery and witch doctor

Why Is There Such Obsessive Fandom On The Internet?

By Alyson Camus | June 26, 2020

When did we get there?

A Growing Number Of Musicians Are Spotted At Black Lives Matter Protests

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2020

here are a few pics and videos I have been able to find

What Is The Future Of Concerts Post-Covid-19?

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2020

Are real concerts, with you surrounded by a large crowd, a thing of the past?

Quarantine Confessions: Nothing Is Going To Be The Same

By Alyson Camus | March 29, 2020

I have learned to avoid human beings like the plague

All Concerts In Order Of Preference For 2019

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2020

Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through November 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2019

the greatest rock and roll band in the world

Unflattering Photos: Are We Really Looking At Male And Females Musicians The Same Way?

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2019

if a woman is over 35-40, the deal is very different than for a man

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, November 25th To December 1st 2019

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2019

Bauhaus have a last show at the Palladium

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, From November 18th to 24th

By Alyson Camus | November 16, 2019

Death Valley Girls are at the Lodge Room on Saturday

Madonna Sued By Fans For Being Late

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2019

she is regularly taking the stage about two hours later than scheduled

L. A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks From November 11th To 17th

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2019

Cat Power plays the intimate Echo on Wednesday

Los Angeles Shows To Look For Before 2019 Ends

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2019

Youth Of Today is visiting Zebulon on November 14th

Best Of 2019: All Concerts In Order Of Preference Through October 31st, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2019

For all its strangeness and weaknesses, it is very, very real

Madonna’s “Madame X” At Howard Gilman Opera House, Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 4, 2019

not illegitimate project to disturb your fans, to punish them for loving you

Why I Returned My Madonna Ticket

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2019

We are buying tickets to see a show not to be abused by an egomaniac

US Top 10 Albums For The Week Of June 29th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2019

The 80s are back and not just for Steve Crawford

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 6-14-19 – 6-20-19

By Iman Lababedi | June 11, 2019

late innings classic

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 790 to 781

By Steve Crawford | March 20, 2019

as infectious as the plague

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 980 to 971

By Steve Crawford | January 13, 2019

Bands like U2 and the Cure were making it, but we weren’t

Be Here Now: New Albums Reviewed 9-15-17 – 9-21-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2017

so great on that tour

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 9-15-17 – 9-21-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2017

the concert was Maddie’s best ever

Newt Gingrich Wants To Put Madonna In Jail!

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2017

She ‘ought to be arrested’ the former House Speaker

Madonna Transforms Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ Into An Anti-Trump Protest Song

By Alyson Camus | December 4, 2016

‘You know that you’re toxic’ was addressed to Trump

‘Emmy and the Breakfast Club’ An Upcoming Documentary About Madonna’s Early Romance And Ferocious Ambition

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2016

Gilroy has turned over hours of video and stacks of letters and photos to director Guy Guido

Oldies But Goldies: Madonna Albums Review In 2009

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2016

She martyred herself for her songs

Nothing Will Ever Change, Madonna Still Offends The Catholic Church

By Alyson Camus | March 4, 2016

This is happening despite Madonna’s efforts to tone down elements of the show,

Not With The Band: Why So Much Hatred On The Web?

By Alyson Camus | January 11, 2016

‘College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.’

Not Enough Female Artists At Coachella?

By Alyson Camus | January 7, 2016

It seems there’s no in between among female artists, they are either too superstars or second-line-on-Coachella-poster.

Madonna Finally Gets What She deserves For Starting a Concert Late: Manchester Gives Her Hell

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2015

Madonna was met by a chorus of boos and wasn’t amused by them

Unlike Many Others, Madonna Does Not Cancel Her Show, Gives A Powerful Speech In Stockholm

By Alyson Camus | November 15, 2015

‘I was gonna cancel my show tonight, but then I thought to myself ‘why should I give that to them? Why should I allow them to stop me, and to stop us from enjoying freedom?

Oldies But Goldies: The Question Of Authenticity In 2009

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2015

I wrote this seven years ago and it remains a question mark. One Stevie Wonder rose last night, and an answer I do not have for you still, what is real? Stevie claimed that nothing beats real musicians playing real instruments and real is?

The Best Of 2015: Concerts Through September 30th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2015

“I’m feeling very nostalgic”, Madonna claimed about her return to MSG 30 years after her first performance here. But she shouldn’t be. Madonna didn’t have the rebel heart for it then, she hadn’t learnt how hard she could cry, how alone she could be. She didn’t appreciate human frailty the way she did last night

That Was The Week That Was: September 14th. 2015

By Iman Lababedi | September 21, 2015

A busy week for concerts peaked early and high with Madonna at Madison Square Garden, a friend of mine is very close to a guy who is very close to Madonna and swears next time he can get me a great seat for $400. My friend was front row, and if Madge comes back round with Rebel Heart, I can seriously imagine doing it, Yes, that good.

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 17, 2015

“I’m feeling very nostalgic”, Madonna claimed about her return to MSG 30 years after her first performance here. But she shouldn’t be. Madonna didn’t have the rebel heart for it then, she hadn’t learnt how hard she could cry, how alone she could be. She didn’t appreciate human frailty the way she did last night. She is playing tonight, if you love Madonna this is the concert you must see.

The Ultimate Madonna Concert Setlist… But She’ll Never Listen

By Iman Lababedi | September 14, 2015

Four from Rebel Heart because business is business and I love the album any way, but none off Hard Candy, Confessions From The Dancefloor, American Life, I’m Breathless (though I seriously considered “Hanky Panky”) and Who’s That Girl? Two from Music and three from Ray Of Light.

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” Tour Opens In Montreal, Setlist Attached

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2015

she is missing a great deal of her best songs off the new one, no “Ghost Town”? Surely some mistake here. NO “JOAN OF ARC”???? Still, she performs next Wednesday at MSG and it should be a killer evening (Amy Schumer opens!)

Oldies But Goldies: Madonna At Yankee Stadium In 2012, More Oldie Than Goldie

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2015

With Madonna’s 2015 tour starting tomorrow, here is a step back to her 2012 concert, which had me swearing to never see her again. I have changed my mind and am going on September 16th, for my sins, but I am very excited for it. I just think she is too much the pro to screw us over again… Here is my pan

Madonna’s Most Important Tour Ever Starts Wednesday

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2015

I’ve read good things about this tour, if she plays it straight, plays the hits plus choice cuts off rebel heart, if she gets on stage at 9pm and performs 120 minutes of great dance pop, word of mouth will instantaneously sell out the tour. But if she gives us more of MDMA, art pop self flagellation and audience hatred, forget it

Dolly Cohen, The Woman Who Makes Grillz For The Stars

By Alyson Camus | July 3, 2015

She now has a Tumblr page with heavy traffic, and was discovered by A$AP, her first famous customer. Then Rihanna saw his mouthpiece, and from there, Dolly became the grill-maker for celebrities. All of her creations are customized and handmade, and are unique pieces, she said to Vogue magazine she will never make the same one again. Using her dentistry practice, she makes a mold of someone’s mouth and then sculpts the piece using chromium chromate, then 18K gold, yellow or white.

‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’ Is Trying Very Hard With A Tidal Cast

By Alyson Camus | June 19, 2015

I have never been a fan but Madonna used to set the trends, to re-invent fashion and influence culture, she was a leader. Now look at this video, the bad pink hair extensions, the bad twerking, the bad use of the obliged female rapper, she just look like a follower.

It’s A War Between Streaming Services To Get Artists

By Alyson Camus | April 13, 2015

We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten

The Best of 2015: rock nyc Best Songs In Order And Reviewed Through March, 31st, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2015

Joan Of Arc – Madonna – An impossibly fragile madge, shows her heart is going up in flames as scumbugs like your truly put her through the ringer for being a middle aged diva well past her prime. Which she might well be, but you can’t tell from this song