Madonna - 'Turn Up The Radio'

Madonna - 'Turn Up The Radio'

Pop law dictates that songs about the radio are brilliant (Donna Summer, The Clash, The Corrs – they’ve all done it). But despite Madge’s sassy call for everyone to “Turn up the radio/Ask me where I wanna go/Turn up the radio” this...

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Madonna (Feat M.I.A) - 'Birthday Song'

Madonna (Feat M.I.A) - 'Birthday Song'

If you were looking for the aural equivalent of a “middle finger gesture” you’re not going to find it on ‘Birthday Song’. Following ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madge has teamed up with M.I.A for a second collaboration on the deluxe...

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Madonna - 'MDNA'

Madonna - 'MDNA'

“ If I see that bitch in hell/I want to see him die/Over and over/Over and over ” Madonna deadpans on ‘Gang Bang’, the second track on this, her 12th album. The music is cold and minimal, recalling the grubby house beats of...

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Madonna ft Nicki Minaj & MIA - 'Give Me All Your Luvin’

Madonna ft Nicki Minaj & MIA - 'Give Me All...

Like that parade of girls from the Boots adverts, Madonna, Maya and Minaj are truly a force to be reckoned with. And, at times, highly annoying. Not so on this, though – it’s Madge’s strongest comeback single since ‘Hung Up’, and has the...

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Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Love' - Review

Madonna, 'Give Me All Your Love' - Review

Yesterday we gave our verdict on the leaked clips of Madonna's new single 'Give Me All Your Love'. Well now the whole thing has been unleashed. In truth, some people have suggested that it's just a demo at this stage (M.I.A and Nicki Minaj are...

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Madonna

Madonna

Since her debut, Madonna has been super-savvy at spotting and recycling trends. Electro and techno, cowboy boots and crucifixes have all been through the Madonna machine, emerging pristinely pop-like and popular at the end of the wash. What makes...

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Madonna: Camden KOKO, London: Tuesday, November, November 15

Madonna: Camden KOKO, London: Tuesday,...

In 1983, a precocious scenester brat from Detroit, who’d made a bit of a name for herself in underground New York clubs like the Danceteria, played a brief PA at the then-scummy Camden Palace to try and flog copies of her single ‘Everybody’,...

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Madonna : American Life

Madonna : American Life

What's the point of Madonna these days? NME only asks, because back in 1987, dear old Morrissey appeared on The South Bank Show to suggest that ultimately, the idea of popular culture must come to an end. Take Madonna , he said. The idea of a...

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Madonna : GHV2

Madonna : GHV2

Second volume of hits from Mrs Ritchie Madonna 's last Greatest Hits collection, 1990's 'The Immaculate Collection', was dedicated to the Pope. Cheekily, since he'd denounced her 'blasphemous' Blonde Ambition world tour six months beforehand....

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Madonna : London Earl's Court

Madonna : London Earl's Court

By the time she finishes a raucous version of 'Candy Perfume Girl' three songs in by shouting "fuck off, motherfuckers", you know that Madonna 's Drowned World tour sets out to intimidate the audience as much as to entertain them. With a list of...

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