Confessions on a Dance Floor

Confessions on a Dance Floor

4.7 46
by Madonna

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After 2003's disappointing and thematically heavy-handed American Life, Madonna rebounds with a straight-ahead dance record that's sure to please her core audience. Although there's nothing on it quite as catchy as "Lucky Star" or as innovative as Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor<…  See more details below


After 2003's disappointing and thematically heavy-handed American Life, Madonna rebounds with a straight-ahead dance record that's sure to please her core audience. Although there's nothing on it quite as catchy as "Lucky Star" or as innovative as Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor finds a solid dance groove and builds upon the sleek nouveau disco Ms. Ciccone touched upon with Erotica's entrancing "Deeper and Deeper." As the disc's title suggests, this is music primed for the clubs, a theme underscored by the sweat-inducing lack of breaks between tracks. The infectiously dizzying "Get Together" borrows lyrically from the S.O.S. Band classic "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"; the droning "Future Lovers" recalls a vintage Donna Summer track; and the catchy lead single, "Hung Up," would've fit right in at the original Studio 54. While Esther (her Kabbalah moniker) denies slipping in lyrical references to the ancient Jewish faith she champions, she does spout Yiddish on the glowstick-ready "Sorry," and the mantra-like "Isaac" is rumored to be about influential Kabbalah scholar Isaac Luria. If the former material girl-turned-spiritual matriarch's proselytizing is a turn-off, however, there are plenty of whirling synths and booming bass lines here to keep you distracted. Besides, Madge has always been provocative in a calculated way. And even as she approaches 50, she continues to express herself -- and to keep the public interested in what she has to say.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Kevin Johnson
[Grade: B+] Madonna opens up a bag of guilty pleasures that seem certain to make "Confessions on a Dance Floor" the dance album of 2006.

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Performance Credits

Madonna   Primary Artist
Monte Pittman   Acoustic Guitar
Yitzhak Sinwani   Vocals

Technical Credits

Benny Andersson   Composer
Madonna   Composer,Producer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Guy Oseary   Management
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Composer,Producer
Giovanni Bianco   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Stuart Price   Composer
Henrik Jonback   Composer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï   Composer,Programming,Producer
Peer Astrom   Composer,Producer
Angela Becker   Management
Stewart Price   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Pontus Winnberg   Composer
Christian Karlsson   Composer

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Confessions on a Dance Floor 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Confessions" and "Ray of Light"...even "Candy" are amazing...I love them! However, don't jack with "Music" sucks. The new one..."MDNA"...kinda sucks too. Bummer
DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
she keeps getting better and better with each album she releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
CONFESSIONS just proves how utterly brilliant this woman is. She knows that the world is done with this hip hop nonsense, and waiting to be led to a new sound. With this album she does just that, and introduces us to "future disco". HUNG UP is a pure get up and dance track, with a wicked beat. No messages, no religion, just FUN. No one starts a trend like Madonna, and this is no exception. No matter what you think of M, you cant deny her ability to consistently deliver innovative, creative, popular music. The music revolution has already begun with HUNG UP reaching #1 all over the world. There is no stopping Madonna when she's on a mission, and all those little wannabe's better watch out. Bow down to the Queen Goddess of Pop!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs on Madonna's latest album are mostly a melding of the tired Euro-techno pop with bits of disco thrown in. The beats and rhythm are monotonic, droning, polka-esque, oom-pah techno style with little diversity. It is a good album in its simplicity. I don't think it will be regarded as a great album or one that will stand the test of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another work of art by the one and only!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got it about a week ago and I cant stop dancing to it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna is back yet again to prove that she is the Queen of Pop with this ultimate dance album. From the beginning to the end you'll never stop dancing! While some people doubted that this album wouldn't be as good as her previous hits Like A Prayer, Ray of Light, and Immaculate Collection, must feel very disappointed because its better. It's a must have for anyone who listens to great music with an artist who is always ahead of her time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
American Life was not all bad. In truth it was quite accessible and sublime (Xstatic Process, Nothing Fails). The CD was just heavy handed and grounded. "Confessions on a Dancefloor" is through and through uplifting. The music is joyously intentioned, constructed and produced. The beats tend to be intentionally placed instead of as fillers. The themes, reminiscent of the old Madonna - fun-loving, empowering. The disc, segueing into each other like the oncoming tides, ebbs and swells fully and is best heard in full volume to appreciate the subtleties and the beat differences. The diversity of the disc is dizzying, and awe-ispiring. Madonna, known for her ability to borrow, re-invent cleverly as new still has that touch. Inspired heavily by other artists, one may note certain short blips of similarities yet remain utterly tight and original. "Jump" is new-wave yet bass thumping with lyrics very empowering that one cannot help but feel destiny to greatness. "Get Together" is reminiscent of Daft Punk and Goldfrapp but a few seconds more, you know its original, feet and body moving Madonna classic. Old, classic feel with a new spirit into it. "Sorry" is attitudinal without being psychotic, its pure in-your-face energy and positivity. While she again tredges Eastern lyricism and music like the hum in "Secret" and "Frozen", here it is used as clever segue and solid framoework in the genre-busting "Isaac." "I Love New York", "Future Lovers" have both attitude and musicianship both suited for the dancefloor and while cruising along uninhibited along the freeway. "Push" and "How High" on the other hand remind on of the swaying loops of "Don't Stop" from the urban flavored "Bedtime Stories" but here they seem spirited, energized and alive. Madonna's recent CDs have always ended with wisely crafted musings ("Gone" from Music and "Round and Round" from American Life in comparison with her foray into singing platitides. Here, she addresses ultimately herself and her place in the framework of both the music and the pop culture she has created with honesty and insight. All in all, this CD is far more accomplished than I had expected. Tight, well-produced but more importantly, it brings bakc the joy and fun that Madonna had while making those classic 80s and early 90s tune. Welcome back. And to the listeners, prepare to be blown away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna's 10th studio album certainly does not disappoint. Although not as personally moving as "Like A Prayer", nor dominantly outright challenging as "Ray of Light", "Confessions" proves that even at 46, with two small children, and recovering from injuries sustained in a resent fall, Madonna has moves that the rest of us only wish we had. This new album shows us why this matriarch of contemporary pop culture rules. The first single, "Hung Up" has kept us anxiously awaiting this albums release and it does not disappoint. An amalgamation of 70&#8217;s disco, 80&#8217;s new wave jams, and classic techno grooves, Confessions shows us the future of dance music. Listening to &#8220;Future Lovers&#8221; brings us back to the times of Studio 54 and the melodically siren songs of Donna Summer (as well as pays homage to Madge&#8217;s own hit single Ray of Light). &#8220;Issac&#8221; easily her most talked about track on this album, is beautifully moving with its Middle Eastern rhythms and sounds (can anyone say &#8220;Frozen&#8221; part 2?) The eclectic mix of musical styles and sounds makes Confessions one of Madge&#8217;s audibly fascinating CD&#8217;s. &#8220;Confessions on a Dance Floor&#8221; brings Ester back to the place where it all began for her &#8211; the dance floor. Coming full circle, Madge shows the world that all it really needs is to celebrate and simply have a holiday. Good show Madonna!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love it. It's her best work yet. Madonna takes you on a journey through a mystical world of strategic loops and orgazmic sounds, taking you by the hand and leading you through a heartfelt unlearning of hatred and ignorance into a plateau of blissful simplicity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is simply amazing. Non-stop pure pop perfection. Destined to become a classic!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna reinvented herself again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is destined to become a classic. There is not a weak track on the entire album. Love it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time coming! Not since her 'Lucky Star' days have I been interested in getting her albums. But 'Confessions on a dance floor' caught my attention right away. I just got my copy yesterday & have been listening to it over & over again. The 1st song 'Hung Up' contains portions of the song 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' by ABBA. The album is a mix of disco, vintage & club music. And unlike most albums where you only like 5 or so tracks in it... here I assure you that you will love everything in it. If you are a dance/club music fan I promise that you won't be disappointed w/ this album... Now should we start getting out our vintage 70's outfits?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna delivers the goods in her new album, proving that she's still the Queen of Pop. In her latest outing, she explores the sounds of Disco and Dance in a glamarous manner. As always, Madonna shows she's keen to the sounds of music, and goes all out to please her fans. This album shows her range as an artist and a singer. From the dance-pop "Hung Up", to the amazing "Sorry", to a would-be anthom "I Love New York", and even her Kabbalah shout out "Isaac", she shows she's still the best at what she does. Go out and get this CD, you won't be disappointed. You'll be dancing to Madonna's latest 'Confessions on a Dance Floor'...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna rules! All songs A+++'s except Isacc-but So what! I love this cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
was waiting for this CD ...was suppose to be Madonna's return to dance music..other than HUNG UP ..she is still analyzing her life and still spouting Kabbalah...nothing wrong with that ...but not on something titled Confessions on a dance floor.. i am a huge Madonna fan own all her music but in the end i was disappointed..the music was neither catchy or innovative...not like her past work
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Madonna at her best. Pulsating beats and danceable rhythms. I think this collection will go down as one of her best. It reminds you of her first album, which was back to back club music. Here she updates this theme with 21 century beats. For those of you who are not Madonna fans, I highly recommend this CD so can understand why the rest of us love her music. It's in a category all its own...MadonnaMusic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Totally fun. HUNG UP is the best Madonna single in years and will surely become her next #1 hit. Although many reviews have focused on her returning to her roots, this album actually provides a glimpse at the future. At 47, having experienced international success and motherhood, Madonna is no longer the struggling, hungry, 25-year-old who arrived in NYC with no more than a few dollars in her pocket and the will to survive. She will never again make the type of music found on her debut album since she is no longer that person. That's not a bad thing. Madonna's career trajectory shows us the evolution of a true artist. This album brings us the Madonna of the future who, without a doubt, maintains her status as the queen of the dance floor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna has really stepped up to the plate with "Confessions On A Dance Floor." She may be reaching age 50, but she still has that success do do anything she wants. Madonna's other albums where great, but by fare, this one is the best! You hear Her dance beats and you just want to get up and dance. I beleive that here greatest track is "Push." You go girl!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is addictive and if it doesn't make you move, you are ready for the morgue. The clip from ABBA's Gimme Gimme Gimme (a Man After Midnight) played on "Hung Up" is awesome.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of Madonna's best CD. It's filled with up-beat songs that you can dance too for a full hour. I can't stop listening to it, its awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is full of fun, energy, and songs of dance. Hung Up jump starts the record. The ABBA sample is perfect for the song. Sorry is my favourite song from this record. It's really well-crafted as so many other songs from Madonna. I also like Get Together, Future Lovers, Isaac, and Like it or Not. I don't like I Love NY. The lyrics are as silly as a military cadence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the Best Summer Album, delivered just in time to heat up the winter. True to form, Madonna is way ahead of her time with this new, trend-setting sound. A complete non-stop party sound like nothing else you can hear today. Take a listen and you'll understand and agree that she is still relevant after 20 + years on the scene. If you're not moving while listening to "Jump" and "How High", you're dead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So I bought the new Madonna CD. And being in a music major and have studied Opera since i was 12 yrs. of age. SO i think that my ear for music is very well or prolly could be taken as preferance but I love music alot and am very picky about it and i must brag about my cd collection it is full of different genres and genres that most of you prolly haven't heard nor even given a chance to hear them. Well anywho ha :) the Madonna Album now i always liked madonna really since i was little i liked here music though never really was truelly passionate in buying an album. But since i heard the single "Hung up" 3 months ago i was hooked and started to like madonna even more goes to show you music makes you feel, makes you understand or what ever the case is, react different if you may. The Album "Confessions on the dance floor" suprised me very much because some times artist tend to loose that spark or that pizzzazzz if you know what i mean, especially an artist that has been around for a long time though the majority of the times those type of artist know what they are doing. I sometimes i take a risk on artist that i dont really now or go by what i heard in the single..... SO i bought the cd cause i heard it was all dance music and dang since i got into george michael last summer of 04 i've become sooo much open to dance music and even more picky :). Well anyway i placed the disc in my cd player and omg hung up sounded even better than when listening and watching it on tv. the bass was soo awesome and the beats were good because sometimes when you hear artist and they have a dance song or really just what ever the beats in the music just sounds like a lazy job in putting beats together but not in this Album every song has a different beat and the songs all leak into one another until the end..... i love that!!!!! and the beats sound like if it took time in finding really nice beats to make the lyrics sound great. All the songs truelly are great this is really the second album that i didn't skip any songs because they were all good from begining til the end. And all the songs have a flash back to classic madonna styles and vocals aswell Hung up really doesn't have that old madonna sound not really i mean it's Freaken awesome but it really is like new madonna well duh ha but the rest of the songs are like the styles you would kinda hear way back when. Madonna really made an awesome Album especially being gay which i am makes me wanna dress in dragg and go out on the town. :))))) Very good CD buy it you wont be dissapointed you have my approval..........................Tony Presley