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Hard Candy

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All through her career, it has been impossible to divorce Madonna's music from her image, as they feed off each other to the point where it's hard to tell which came first, the concept or the songs. Glancing at the aggressively ugly cover to Hard Candy -- its blistering pinks and assaultive leather suggesting cheap bottom-barrel porno -- it's hard not to wish that this is the one time Madge broke from tradition, offering music that wasn't quite as garish as her graphics. That is not the case. Hard Candy is all brutal hard edges and blaring primary colors, a relentlessly mercenary collection of cold beats and chilly innuendo. Sex has always been a driving force for Madonna, but she's never been as ruthlessly pornographic as she is here, not even when she cut Erotica as a companion to her softcore coffee-table book Sex back in 1992. For all of its carnality, Erotica was coy, belonging to the classic burlesque teasing tradition, but Hard Candy is utterly modern, a steely sex album for the age of Cialis. This new millennium is also an era when Top 40 has pretty much ceased to exist and a pop artist as sharp as Madonna knows this, so she has abandoned the idea of a big crossover hit -- the kind that Erotica courted with such gorgeous, shimmering adult contemporary ballads as "Rain" and "Bad Girl" -- and pitches Hard Candy directly toward her core audience of club-conscious, fashion-forward trendsetters. This is a smart play, as this is the audience that has always consisted of Madonna loyalists, and it's also is a savvy way to negotiate the explosion of niches in 2008, but there are problems in her execution. Madonna relies on the Neptunes and the pair of Timbaland and Justin Timberlake for most of her modern makeover -- a good idea in theory as they are some of the biggest hitmakers of the decade, but the productions they've constructed here sound a couple years old at best and at worst feel like they're dressing Madonna in Nelly Furtado's promiscuous hand-me-downs. Sometimes this can result in reasonably appealing grooves -- "Candy Shop" captures Pharrell Williams' flair for slim, sleek grooves, "Dance 2night" conjures Timberlake's Off the Wall obsession nicely, and the icy heartbreak of "Miles Away" is a worthy successor to "What Goes Around Comes Around" -- but this also points out the album's main flaw: the track comes before the song. Madonna's greatness has always hinged on how she channeled dance trends into pop songs, placing equal emphasis on sound and melody, which provided a neat way to sneak underground club trends into the mainstream. Here, she cedes melodic hooks to rhythmic hooks -- witness the clanging, cluttered "4 Minutes," where she's drowned out by Timbaland's farting four-note synth -- which might not have been so bad if the tracks were fresher and if the whole enterprise didn't feel quite so joylessly mechanical. Madonna doesn't even sound desperate to sit atop current trends; rather, she's following them because she's expected to do so. There's a palpable sense of disinterest here, as if she just handed the reins over to Pharrell and Timba-Lake, trusting them to polish up this piece of stale candy. Maybe she's not into the music; maybe she's just running out this last album for Warner before she moves onto the greener pastures of Live Nation -- either way, Hard Candy is a rare thing: a lifeless Madonna album.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Candy Shop Album Version
00:04:15

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Executive Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Engineer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

2
4 Minutes (feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) Album Version
00:04:04

Tim Mosley, Writer - Nate Hills, Writer - Danja, Producer, Keyboards - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Vadim Chislov, Assistant Engineer - Timbaland, Producer, Drums, FeaturedArtist - Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Mixer, Additional Production, Programmer, Recorded by - Marcella "Ms Lago" Araica, Recorded by - Madonna, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Justin Timberlake, Producer, Writer, FeaturedArtist - RON TAYLOR, Pro Tools - DJ Demo, Scratching - Fareed Salamah, Assistant Engineer - Julian Vasquez, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

3
Give It 2 Me Album Version
00:04:47

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Mixer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

4
Heartbeat Album Version
00:04:03

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Engineer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

5
Miles Away Album Version
00:04:48

Tim Mosley, Writer - Nate Hills, Writer - Dan Warner, Guitar - Danja, Producer - Hannon Lane, Additional Keyboards - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Vadim Chislov, Assistant Engineer - Timbaland, Producer - Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Mixer, Programmer, Recorded by - Marcella "Ms Lago" Araica, Recorded by - Madonna, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Justin Timberlake, Producer, Guitar, Writer, Background Vocals - RON TAYLOR, Pro Tools Editing - Fareed Salamah, Assistant Engineer - Julian Vasquez, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

6
She's Not Me Album Version
00:06:04

Wendy Melvoin, Guitar - The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Mixer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

7
Incredible Album Version
00:06:19

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Mixer, Guitar, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

8
Beat Goes On (feat. Kanye West) Featuring Kanye West Album Version
00:04:26

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Kanye West, Writer, FeaturedArtist - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Mixer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

9
Dance 2night Album Version
00:05:03

Tim Mosley, Writer - Dan Warner, Guitar - Hannon Lane, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Writer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Vadim Chislov, Assistant Engineer - Timbaland, Producer, Drums - Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Mixer, Additional Production, Programmer, Recorded by - Madonna, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Justin Timberlake, Producer, Writer, Background Vocals - RON TAYLOR, Pro Tools Editing - Fareed Salamah, Assistant Engineer - Julian Vasquez, Assistant Engineer - Darrell Pearson, Guitar, Bass

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

10
Spanish Lesson Album Version
00:03:35

The Neptunes, Producer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Co-Producer, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Mixer, Recorded by - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer, Recorded by - Nate Hertwick, Assistant Engineer - Monte Pittman, Guitar

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

11
Devil Wouldn't Recognize You Album Version
00:05:08

Tim Mosley, Writer - Nate Hills, Writer - Dan Warner, Guitar - Danja, Producer, Keyboards - Hannon Lane, Additional Keyboards - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Vadim Chislov, Assistant Engineer - Timbaland, Producer, Drums - Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Mixer, Programmer, Recorded by - Marcella "Ms Lago" Araica, Recorded by - Joe Henry, Writer - Madonna, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Justin Timberlake, Producer, Writer, Background Vocals - RON TAYLOR, Pro Tools Editing - DJ Demo, Additional Scratching - Fareed Salamah, Assistant Engineer - Julian Vasquez, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

12
Voices Album Version
00:03:38

Tim Mosley, Writer - Nate Hills, Writer - Dan Warner, Guitar - Danja, Producer, All Instruments - Hannon Lane, Additional Keyboards, Co-Producer, Writer - Chris Gehringer, Masterer - Vadim Chislov, Assistant Engineer - Timbaland, Producer - Demacio "Demo" Castellon, Mixer, Programmer, Recorded by - Marcella "Ms Lago" Araica, Recorded by - Madonna, Executive Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Stevie Blacke, Strings - Graham Archer, Assistant Engineer - Justin Timberlake, Producer, Writer, Background Vocals - RON TAYLOR, Pro Tools Editing - Fareed Salamah, Assistant Engineer - Julian Vasquez, Assistant Engineer

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

13
Ring My Bell Non-Album Track
00:03:54

The Neptunes, Producer - Pharrell Williams, Writer - Madonna, Producer, Writer, MainArtist - Andrew Coleman, Recorded by - Alex Dromgoole, Recorded by - Spike Stent, Mixer - Monte Pittman, Guitar

2008 Warner Records Inc. 2008 Warner Records Inc.

Albumbeschreibung

All through her career, it has been impossible to divorce Madonna's music from her image, as they feed off each other to the point where it's hard to tell which came first, the concept or the songs. Glancing at the aggressively ugly cover to Hard Candy -- its blistering pinks and assaultive leather suggesting cheap bottom-barrel porno -- it's hard not to wish that this is the one time Madge broke from tradition, offering music that wasn't quite as garish as her graphics. That is not the case. Hard Candy is all brutal hard edges and blaring primary colors, a relentlessly mercenary collection of cold beats and chilly innuendo. Sex has always been a driving force for Madonna, but she's never been as ruthlessly pornographic as she is here, not even when she cut Erotica as a companion to her softcore coffee-table book Sex back in 1992. For all of its carnality, Erotica was coy, belonging to the classic burlesque teasing tradition, but Hard Candy is utterly modern, a steely sex album for the age of Cialis. This new millennium is also an era when Top 40 has pretty much ceased to exist and a pop artist as sharp as Madonna knows this, so she has abandoned the idea of a big crossover hit -- the kind that Erotica courted with such gorgeous, shimmering adult contemporary ballads as "Rain" and "Bad Girl" -- and pitches Hard Candy directly toward her core audience of club-conscious, fashion-forward trendsetters. This is a smart play, as this is the audience that has always consisted of Madonna loyalists, and it's also is a savvy way to negotiate the explosion of niches in 2008, but there are problems in her execution. Madonna relies on the Neptunes and the pair of Timbaland and Justin Timberlake for most of her modern makeover -- a good idea in theory as they are some of the biggest hitmakers of the decade, but the productions they've constructed here sound a couple years old at best and at worst feel like they're dressing Madonna in Nelly Furtado's promiscuous hand-me-downs. Sometimes this can result in reasonably appealing grooves -- "Candy Shop" captures Pharrell Williams' flair for slim, sleek grooves, "Dance 2night" conjures Timberlake's Off the Wall obsession nicely, and the icy heartbreak of "Miles Away" is a worthy successor to "What Goes Around Comes Around" -- but this also points out the album's main flaw: the track comes before the song. Madonna's greatness has always hinged on how she channeled dance trends into pop songs, placing equal emphasis on sound and melody, which provided a neat way to sneak underground club trends into the mainstream. Here, she cedes melodic hooks to rhythmic hooks -- witness the clanging, cluttered "4 Minutes," where she's drowned out by Timbaland's farting four-note synth -- which might not have been so bad if the tracks were fresher and if the whole enterprise didn't feel quite so joylessly mechanical. Madonna doesn't even sound desperate to sit atop current trends; rather, she's following them because she's expected to do so. There's a palpable sense of disinterest here, as if she just handed the reins over to Pharrell and Timba-Lake, trusting them to polish up this piece of stale candy. Maybe she's not into the music; maybe she's just running out this last album for Warner before she moves onto the greener pastures of Live Nation -- either way, Hard Candy is a rare thing: a lifeless Madonna album.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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