American Life - Madonna
- Genre: Pop
- Release Date: 2003-04-21
- Explicitness: explicit
- Country: USA
- Track Count: 11
- ℗ 2003 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
American Life - Madonna Tracks
American Life - Madonna User Reviews
By Drew Armani
I get where Madonna was trying to go with this, but it just ended up sounding tired. This should’ve been her attempt to give the electronic sound a little bit of a rest and start off with something fresh and new. Definitely didn’t want her to do music that was popular at the time but also felt like she could’ve came up with something a bit more appealing and creative. This is like “Music” on steroids. “Hollywood” should’ve been a single in the US and it would’ve been a smash.
Her 90s music will ALWAYS stand the test of time . Even tho I’m not a fan of her 80s work it’s still better and listenable than her 2000s till now . This definitely was way worse than “ Music “ .
By HB 92103
This album turned a lot of people off initially because of the “non Madonnaesque” elements. These are what make this album the good time it is!
Saw her in concert with a friend twice for this tour. Each show had a different vibe even though it was exactly the same show, technically.
Nobody Knows Me is a standout non single. Again, it’s sort of got that 2000’s “we’re in the beginning stages of doing some really crazy stuff with auto tune” feel to it. But, now that music has gotten much worse, I think people might appreciate the album more. It was a little ahead of its time (In Madonna fashion) and I feel it still stands the test of time.
Great and underrated work on this album!
By Eddie Gimeno
This is truly one of her best albums! I always come back to it, because it was so fresh and different at that time. Bravo!
This album caused a lot of problems in Madonna's career. This album was, and is still, pretty controversial because of all the political things that Madonna is singing about. Madonna has said herself that she wrote these songs during a time that she was angry with the world because she felt that certain things needed to change. It was considered a commercial flop during the time that it came out and Madonna herself was not very happy with it. It is still known today as one of her worst albums but I really enjoy it. I think the songs are catchy and have really good meanings behind them.
love this album. totally different then all of her other releases. the acoustic electronic mashup sound is unique and engaging. nothing fails and Hollywood are great sounds and both should have been radio hits
This was sadly her worst album as sales go.
However, it is the defining album of Madonna being real singing by a campfire.
With a dj and a drum machine and a blue tooth head set while passing out smores.
But in all seriousness its sadly a lost gem in her catalogue.
Brilliant and maintains relevance over her other work.
Its honest and endearing.
In a word - messy!
These 5 star reviews are a complete joke. This album is unlistenable and definitely cannot stand up to her otherwise pretty stellar back catalog.
Leave the ‘rapping’ to the experts. I never need to hear about your double shotte latte again…..yikes!