Madonna has a new album out today. To put it another way, today is the release date for a project designed by Madonna to maintain her fame, which really is the ultimate purpose of any of her "artistic" endeavors.
She's been around long enough that the sheer longevity of her career has
given her artistic credence. But most critics still fall for the style
and ignore the shortage of substance. The woman didn't make a video in which
she tossed a live hand grenade at a George W. Bush look-alike as any sort
of political statement; she did it precisely so it would generate media attention.
I guess she couldn't time another pregnancy to deliver a child near a release
date the way she did with her first kid and Evita or the second one
and Music. The music on her albums is barely memorable compared to
her outrageous acts to promote them.