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Old 31-10-2013, 07:29
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There have been some beautiful Madonna ballads over the course of her career and I would like to see her put down her dancing shoes for while and release an album of slower more poignant songs.
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Old 31-10-2013, 08:22
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I would like a sequel to Something to remember
As much as i adore and worship her, i would like Madonna to lay off the dance pop for an album or two.
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Old 31-10-2013, 09:35
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She's already released Something To Remember but maybe she could update it with some more modern ballads although she doesn't do half as many ballads now as she did back in the day which is a great shame
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Old 31-10-2013, 10:58
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Madonna should do whatever suits her and she will, but yes, I would very much love her to release a ballads only album as I love her ballad voice it's so beautiful and emotive and SO under rated!

In fact I don't think i'd care much if she stopped making uptempo/dance stuff altogether!
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Old 31-10-2013, 11:05
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Madonna should do whatever suits her and she will, but yes, I would very much love her to release a ballads only album as I love her ballad voice it's so beautiful and emotive and SO under rated!

In fact I don't think i'd care much if she stopped making uptempo/dance stuff altogether!
I feel the same. If she did ballads and mid tempos like Beautiful Killer/Love Spent then she would create an amazing album.Dance is in her blood so I doubt it will happen but one can dream
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Old 31-10-2013, 13:08
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Old 31-10-2013, 15:03
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'You'II See' ;The Power of Goodbye' 'Falling Free' and 'Masterpiece'

all beautiful songs.
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Old 31-10-2013, 17:45
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I would love it! It's a shame she's pretty much abandoned ballads in recent years. My favourites are The Look of Love and You'll See.
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Old 31-10-2013, 18:03
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I find it odd that in the mid-90s she started acting her age, then since around 2000 she's gone back to mutton dressed as lamb. Why can't she do another "Frozen" or "You'll See"?
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Old 31-10-2013, 20:14
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In a simple word...yes

Masterpiece showed me that she still has it in her to make ballads so I think this should be the route she goes down, with the next album at least. I would really like it if she went down the Live to Tell route again
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Old 31-10-2013, 20:35
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something to remember part 2 would be great here's my fantasy tracklisting 1/don't cry for me argentina
2/ drowned world
3/power of goodbye
4/ I deserve it
5/gone
6/time stood still
7/ nothing fails
8/easy ride
9/ devil wouldn't regonise you
10/ masterpiece
11/ falling free
12/hey you
13/like an angel passing through my room
14/ look of love
maybe some remixes as well
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Old 31-10-2013, 20:49
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just thought of be careful with ricky martin that was a nice song.
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Old 31-10-2013, 21:57
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It depends on what you mean by ballads. I wouldn't like her to do anything too MOR or adult contemporary like it seemed like she was heading towards in the Something to Remember era. That to me is boring. But I wouldn't mind if she did some downtempo stuff but still with an electronic element. like sort of a trip hop sound, or a song like Frozen. I mentioned in the Madonna thread that it would be cool if she worked with James Blake who does a mix of electronica and soul which is kind of chilled out.
As much as I love her ballads, personally I do get bored of albums that are all down tempo by other artists, so I wouldn't want an all ballads album. I would like more ballads than her last two albums but not all ballads. I think if for example if her album has 12 songs, a good number of ballads would be three or four ballads.
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Old 31-10-2013, 22:00
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In a simple word...yes

Masterpiece showed me that she still has it in her to make ballads so I think this should be the route she goes down, with the next album at least. I would really like it if she went down the Live to Tell route again
Live to Tell is one of my favourite songs by her, but you have to remember it was on True Blue which wasn't an all ballads album. I think she it at her best when she mixes it up. some ballads, some mid tempos and some uptempo.
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Old 31-10-2013, 23:52
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I wouldn't mind if she did some downtempo stuff but still with an electronic element. like sort of a trip hop sound.
I thought at the time MDNA came out a more trip hop Lana Del Rey kind of style would be more interesting for her.

I do love her ballads and a Something to Remember 2 album would be good, but a whole new album I wouldn't think would seem very madonna. I find her ballads have such an impact because they show a side to her that isn't seen so often.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:59
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No more compilations!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:10
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I thought at the time MDNA came out a more trip hop Lana Del Rey kind of style would be more interesting for her.

I do love her ballads and a Something to Remember 2 album would be good, but a whole new album I wouldn't think would seem very madonna. I find her ballads have such an impact because they show a side to her that isn't seen so often.
Totally agree. I do think her ballads are greater because of the contrast with the rest of her music. On her last tour, Masterpiece and the slowed down LAV were great because they stood out from the rest of the tour which was uptempo choreographed stuff.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:13
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No more compilations!
Madonna actually has fewer compilations that a lot of other artists. The endless greatest hits albums are boring from a lot of artists, but it's not always the artist's decision to put them out. It's decided by the record company. There are lots of artists from the 80's who are no longer together or recording, who put out greatest hits albums seemingly every year just because they don't release new stuff and that's the only way for the label to make money off of them. Madonna only has 3 greatest hits albums, plus the ballads compilation. Many artists who have fewer hits than her have more than that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:46
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Madonna actually has fewer compilations that a lot of other artists. The endless greatest hits albums are boring from a lot of artists, but it's not always the artist's decision to put them out. It's decided by the record company. There are lots of artists from the 80's who are no longer together or recording, who put out greatest hits albums seemingly every year just because they don't release new stuff and that's the only way for the label to make money off of them. Madonna only has 3 greatest hits albums, plus the ballads compilation. Many artists who have fewer hits than her have more than that.
I quite agree, I'd prefer a collection of new music though. Any fans will have older stuff, I'm just not a fan of repackaged stuff.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:11
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There was a rumour Warner were planning a new greatest hits collection for release this year but nothing has come of it.

Its defo time for Something To Remember 2. Bad Girl hasn't featured on any GH yet! the forgotten gem.
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:08
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Its defo time for Something To Remember 2. Bad Girl hasn't featured on any GH yet! the forgotten gem.
Hear hear, Bad Girl is definitely one of her best and most poignant songs!

A collection of brand new ballads would be great though as well!
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:49
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There was a rumour Warner were planning a new greatest hits collection for release this year but nothing has come of it.

Its defo time for Something To Remember 2. Bad Girl hasn't featured on any GH yet! the forgotten gem.
I wouldn't think they would put out another one so soon. Celebration wasn't that long time ago. But I also think now with itunes and computers, compilations aren't as big as they used to be. Anyone can go and download their favourite songs by an artist and make their own personalized greatest hits album. Usually I only buy GH albums now if they have new tracks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 16:46
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Since something to remember, she could easily include the following

Masterpiece
Miles Away
You must love me
Don't cry for me argentina
Frozen
The power of goodbye
What it feels like for a girl

then easily add 4/5 new songs

Plus it was Something to remember that really helped Madonna get the public back on her side as Erotica "damaged her" and the biggest hit off Bedtime Stories was the ballad "Take a bow".
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Old 01-11-2013, 17:24
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Since something to remember, she could easily include the following

Masterpiece
Miles Away
You must love me
Don't cry for me argentina
Frozen
The power of goodbye
What it feels like for a girl

then easily add 4/5 new songs

Plus it was Something to remember that really helped Madonna get the public back on her side as Erotica "damaged her" and the biggest hit off Bedtime Stories was the ballad "Take a bow".
I totally agree!

Old and new songs would be great, I would definitely include Masterpiece, it's easily the best song off MDNA imo.

Take A Bow did indeed help her repair the damage that Erotica did.

I do love Erotica though, one of my favourites of hers!
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:28
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I totally agree!

Old and new songs would be great, I would definitely include Masterpiece, it's easily the best song off MDNA imo.

Take A Bow did indeed help her repair the damage that Erotica did.

I do love Erotica though, one of my favourites of hers!
Speaking of Erotica, I also love Bad Girl, but also Rain, two of her best ballads.
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