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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Filled with vocoders, stylish neo-electro beats, dalliances with trip-hop, and, occasionally, eerie synthesized atmospherics, Music blows by in a kaleidoscopic rush of color, technique, style, and substance. It has so many layers that it's easily as self-aware and earnest as Ray of Light, where her studiousness complemented a record heavy on spirituality and reflection. Here, she mines that territory occasionally, especially as the record winds toward its conclusion, but she applies her new tricks toward celebrations of music itself. That's not only true of the full-throttle dance numbers but also for ballads like "I Deserve It" and "Nobody's Perfect," where the...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Filled with vocoders, stylish neo-electro beats, dalliances with trip-hop, and, occasionally, eerie synthesized atmospherics, Music blows by in a kaleidoscopic rush of color, technique, style, and substance. It has so many layers that it's easily as self-aware and earnest as Ray of Light, where her studiousness complemented a record heavy on spirituality and reflection. Here, she mines that territory occasionally, especially as the record winds toward its conclusion, but she applies her new tricks toward celebrations of music itself. That's not only true of the full-throttle dance numbers but also for ballads like "I Deserve It" and "Nobody's Perfect," where the sentiments are couched in electronic effects and lolling, rolling beats. Ultimately, that results in the least introspective or revealing record Madonna has made since Like a Prayer, yet that doesn't mean she doesn't invest herself in the record. Working with a stable of producers, she has created an album that is her most explicitly musical and restlessly creative since, well, Like a Prayer. She may have sacrificed some cohesion for that willful creativity but it's hard to begrudge her that, since so much of the album works. If, apart from the haunting closer "Gone," the Orbit collaborations fail to equal Ray of Light or "Beautiful Stranger," they're still sleekly admirable, and they're offset by the terrific Guy Sigsworth/Mark "Spike" Stent mid-tempo cut "What It Feels Like for a Girl" and Madonna's thriving partnership with Mirwais. This team is responsible for the heart of the record, with such stunners as the intricate, sensual, folk-psych "Don't Tell Me," the eerily seductive "Paradise (Not for Me)," and the thumping title track, which sounds funkier, denser, sexier with each spin. Whenever she works with Mirwais, Music truly comes alive with the spark and style. [The Australian release adds two songs -- "American Pie," "Cyber-Raga" -- and adds a second disc featuring remixes of "Music," "Don't Tell Me," "What It Feels Like for a Girl," and "Lo Que Siente la Mujer."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • Label: Wea International
  • UPC: 632427657026
  • Catalog Number: 47866

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Music (3:44)
  2. 2 Impressive Instant (3:37)
  3. 3 Runaway Lover (4:47)
  4. 4 I Deserve It (4:23)
  5. 5 Amazing (3:43)
  6. 6 Nobody's Perfect (4:58)
  7. 7 Don't Tell Me (4:40)
  8. 8 What It Feels Like for a Girl (4:43)
  9. 9 Paradise (Not for Me) (6:33)
  10. 10 Gone (3:29)
  11. 11 American Pie (4:35)
  12. 12 Cyber-Raga (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madonna Primary Artist, Vocals
Steve Sidelnyk Drums
Guy Sigsworth Guitar, Keyboards
Talvin Singh Harp, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocoder
Paul Stacey Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Don McLean Composer
Joe Henry Composer
William Orbit Composer
Madonna Composer, Producer
Michel Colombier String Arrangements
Guy Sigsworth Composer, Programming, Producer
Talvin Singh Composer, Programming, Producer
Mark "Spike" Stent Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Geoff Foster Engineer
Mark Endert Engineer
Damian leGassick Composer
Jake Davies Engineer
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Sean Spuehler Programming, Engineer
Traditional Composer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï Composer
Nik Young Composer
Jan "Stan" Kybert Engineer
Tim Young Mastering
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