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American Life [Parental Advisory]


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Madonna-American Life 2003


1. American Life
2. Hollywood
3. I'm So Stupid
4. Love Profusion
5. Nobody Knows Me
6. Nothing Fails
7. Intervention
8. X-Static Process
9. Mother And father
10. Die Another Day (From The MGM Motion Picture Die Another Day)
11. Easy Ride



1. American Life

2. Hollywood

3. I'm So Stupid

4. Love Profusion

5. Nobody Knows Me

6. Nothing Fails

7. Intervention

8. X Static Process

9. Mother And Father

10. Die Another Day

11. Easy Ride

Performer Notes
  • This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
  • AMERICAN LIFE Limited Edition includes a 2 sided 23" x 35" poster and postage size Madonna stamp sheet.
  • Personnel: Madonna (vocals); Mirawais Ahmadzai (guitar, programming, background vocals); Stuart Price (piano); Nicky Brown Choir, London Community Gospel Choir.
  • Producers: Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzai, Missy Elliot, Nisan Stewart, Craig X. Brockman.
  • Personnel: Mirwais (guitar, programming, background vocals); Stuart Price (piano).
  • Photographer: Craig McDean.
  • Re-teaming with French electro-pop producer Mirwais, (who also lent his talents to 2000's MUSIC), Madonna uses her perspective as a globally famous ex-pat living in England to comment on the USA's spiritual state throughout AMERICAN LIFE. Prominently featuring plenty of acoustic guitar among the synth-soaked swooshes and Euro-disco beats, the Material Girl ends up going for a more stripped-down sound. This technique works particularly well on the opening title cut, which finds Ms. Ciccone rapping about bodyguards, soy lattes, gardeners and other upper-class perks that don't seem to make the spiritual side of life any better.
  • "Hollywood" does an even better job addressing the downside of fame while pumping in a few more hooks. Faith in family fuels the lush "Nothing Fails," with its unexpected gospel-chorus outro, while amore inspires the light and tight "Love Profusion," and insecurity plagues the solo-acoustic "X-Static Process." Of course all these songs of self-discovery and spirituality didn't stop Madonna from including "Die Another Day," the Euro-techno title song from the James Bond film of the same name.
Professional Reviews
Spin (6/03, pp.99-100) - "...[The album] pushes all the right issue buttons..." - Grade: B-

Entertainment Weekly (4/25/03, pp.147-8) - "...Madonna has developed a mixture of acoustic and techno, of full-throated crooning and tight-larynxed hectoring....Blunt, questing, decisive music..." - Rating: B-

Uncut (6/03, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This may be the truest Madonna LP since 1992's EROTICA. Her vocals are more relaxed when backed by Mirwais..."

Vibe (6/03, p.155) - 4 out of 5 - "...The formula she developed on her previous album, MUSIC - acoustic-guitar ditties dressed up with club-friendly electronica - is still as distinctive as it is danceable..."

Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, pp.86-8) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...AMERICAN LIFE is revealing..."
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