Hard Candy – Madonna

Overall: I never used to be much for urban, but I’ve become more interested during the past few years. While I doubt it will go down as a quintessential Madonna album, for what it is Hard Candy is actually quite good. My memory’s having trouble remembering how all the songs go (I’ve only listened it twice), but I did enjoy them all while I was listening. It’s $19 at JB Hi-Fi, and well worth buying.

Candy Shop: My sugar is raw (sticky and sweet)… We’re not talking about lollies anymore, are we?

4 Minutes: Lyrics about being proactive, which seem to be her norm in recent albums. Great single.

Give It 2 Me: Can’t remember it off the top of my head, but I remember enjoying it.

Heartbeat: Ditto.

Miles Away: I’m not usually one for ballads, but the three (if you count “Voices”) on this album really are special.

She’s Not Me: Lot of fun, and I like the production, especially during the breakdown.

Incredible: Also can’t remember, but I think it’s the longest track.

Beat Goes On: Vastly different from the demo version that was leaked early this year (or late last?) and even ended up on Nova FM here in Oz. But I still like both versions.

Dance 2night: Also can’t remember.

Spanish Lesson: A fun one, and I love the Spanish guitar.

Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You: My favourite track at the moment. A really superb ballad. It reminds me of Rihanna’s “Rehab”, another brilliant ballad also co-written by Mr Timberlake. I love both songs, though I don’t know if they’ll ever be released as singles, but I highly recommend them.

Voices: Not particularly dancey, but not particularly a ballad – more reflective, I think. I love the exotic-sounding strings. Think it’s Hard Candy‘s version of Confessions on a Dance Floor‘s “Isaac”.

2 responses to “Hard Candy – Madonna

  1. OK…how did you get this so early??? I pre-ordered this on iTunes weeks ago and I’m barely going to make it until Tuesday!

  2. In Oz, CDs are released on Saturdays, so I bought it in store yesterday (today is Sunday).

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

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