Release Date: Nov 2005
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records (Record Label)
Genre: Dance, DJ & Electronic
Duration: Album or EP
1. Hung Up
2. Get Together
4. Future Lovers
5. I Love New York
6. Let It Will Be
7. Forbidden Love
9. How High
12. Like It or Not
Producer: Anders Bagge, Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Peer Astrom, Stewart Price
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Personnel: Yitzhak Sinwani (vocals); Monte Pittman (acoustic guitar); Stewart Price (programming, drum programming); Mirwais Ahmadzaï (programming).
Audio Mixers: Stewart Price; Mark "Spike" Stent.
Recording information: Mayfair Studios; Murlyn Studios, Sockholm; Shirland Road.
Photographer: Steve Klein .
1998's RAY OF LIGHT marked Madonna's move toward electronica, and a larger journey back to her dance-club roots. That journey was completed with 2005's CONFESSIONS ON A DANCEFLOOR. A collection of hardcore club tracks with few mainstream pop concessions, CONFESSIONS is packed wall-to-wall with driving, electronica-driven grooves.
Madonna has always been one of the reigning queens of postmodern alchemy, and this record is a perfect example of her magic. A primary layer of sleek, old-school disco is combined with pile-driving house and techno, not to mention more than a few contemporary production flourishes. Either directly or indirectly, CONFESSIONS references '70s and early-'80s dance music, including Madonna's own, but while the album seems retro in several areas, it also has a distinct futuristic sheen. Nothing here has the hook-heavy single status of "Material Girl" or "Like A Prayer," but the pulsing intensity of the tracks is sheer sonic pleasure, making Madonna's return to straight-up dance music a welcome homecoming.
4 stars out of 5 - [T]he tunes are swoonable....A brilliant disco record from a woman unafraid to look in the mirror, even at this stage of her game, and talk dirty...
3.5 out of 5 stars - ...CONFESSIONS comes on like an all-out disco inferno...
The killer single 'Hung Up' spins a trilly Abba keyboard sample into a four-on-the-floor disco reverie.
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