Madonna - Bedtime Stories

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  1. straightorbroken

    straightorbroken from the sound of sirens

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    It's hard not to fall under this album's charms.

    10 Survival
    10 Secret
    07 I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    10 Don't Stop
    10 Inside of Me
    10 Human Nature
    08 Forbidden Love
    06 Love Tried to Welcome Me
    10 Sanctuary
    10 Bedtime Story
    10 Take a Bow

    Oooh, Madonna's on the TLC tip - Survival is no slog, but an acquired taste. I love it.

    Secret. Winking knowingly in the direction of Erotica's Waiting. Walking down the street in just-been-fucked slow motion fashion to get some BC and play some pool in the video.

    Opting for cock over family, I'd Rather Be Your Lover.

    Inside of Me. Promise to try 2 (be Toni Braxton, or just anyone black).

    Don't Stop. Nudging to the dancefloor, it doesn't erupt into anything exhilarating (as in Vogue, or something with a melody), but I've always found its mid-tempo grooves persuasive and infectious despite the atypical mild setting.

    Human Nature. A vocal close to the unpleasant croak she mostly gives us these days. Here it serves purpose: sneering with mock indignation. The sample alone feels like it undresses you. I don't ever need to hear this live again, at least not when she looks like a Child Catcher costumed stripper.

    Forbidden Love. Intimate slowmotion devotion, overshadowed by the other Babyface number. Fantastic middle-8 and the verses are well sung. Set the standard for I Want You.

    Madge feels like a doormat, but Love Tried To Welcome Me isn't making me sympathize.

    Sanctuary rescues writer's block cliches with pre-Ray of Light electronica fantasia. The vocal is beguiling and so pure. A highlight.

    Bedtime Story. Even the burp noises are just so avant garde. It wanted to be ambitious, but sounds more like a jazz song given a trance make-over. It builds like a blocked toilet and over flows with a lot of shit that doesn't make much sense, but worth it.

    Take A Bow. Husky and seductive. Madonna pulling this off is one of the most seductive songs of anyone's career. One of her most underrated performances.
     
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  2. Jark

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    what happened to @straightorbroken actually? he was absolutely crackers

    anyway:

    07 Survival
    09 Secret
    07 I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    09 Don't Stop
    06 Inside of Me
    08 Human Nature
    08 Forbidden Love
    08 Love Tried to Welcome Me
    07 Sanctuary
    09 Bedtime Story
    09 Take a Bow
     
  3. BoysForSeles

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    Don’t Stop always makes me think of Michelle Gayle’s Sweetness. This isn’t a good thing.
     
  4. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Don't Stop is awful. A real low point for her at that stage.
     
  5. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I usually forget the single version of Sweetness exists. The West End remix on the other hand was everything the early 20s homo in me wanted.

     
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  6. Zu-Klara

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    I absolutely LOVE this album. It reminds me of a time when I wasn’t constantly worried about the horrors of life :disco:

    09 Survival
    10 Secret
    09 I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    08 Don't Stop
    10 Inside of Me :(
    07 Human Nature
    05 Forbidden Love - Let’s face it, the other ‘Forbidden Love’ pisses ALL over this from an ALMIGHTY HEIGHT!
    06 Love Tried to Welcome Me
    10 Sanctuary
    10 Bedtime Story - Quite the ONE TWO there :weed:
    09 Take a Bow
     
  7. RaspberrySwirl

    RaspberrySwirl Leftover

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    Nowadays most of it sounds pleasant, and I think it still sounds expensive. It’s the kind of album I want to be played in the background (which is not a bad thing).


    08 Survival
    11 Secret
    08 I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    08 Don't Stop
    08 Inside of Me
    08 Human Nature
    09 Forbidden Love
    10 Love Tried to Welcome Me
    08 Sanctuary
    10 Bedtime Story
    09 Take a Bow

    I’ve overplayed Human Nature and Inside of Me in the past, they’re probably the two songs I’d like to hear the least now.
     
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  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    05 Survival
    10 Secret
    06 I'd Rather Be Your Lover
    04 Don't Stop
    08 Inside of Me
    10 Human Nature
    08 Forbidden Love
    07 Love Tried to Welcome Me
    09 Sanctuary
    09 Bedtime Story
    09 Take a Bow
     
  9. Ag

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    POSSIBLY my favourite album of hers these days.
     
  10. Zu-Klara

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    :disco: The Casio years were yet to come...
     
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  11. Debbie Jellinsky

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    Secret is one of the songs I never tire of. I love everything about it, it's magnificent.
     
  12. wurst

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    The VIDEOS! The ARTWORK! The RUN OF SINGLES! THAT ICONIC INSPIRING ECSTASY BRITS PERF :disco: :disco:



    A dream i NEVER want to wake up from :disco:

    AN ERA!
     
  13. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I’ve entirely under ranked Secret and Take a Bow here. Both would be 10s nowadays.
     

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