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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Madonna's "Ghosttown" Video Continues The Flawlessness Of Her 'Rebel Heart' Era

Have I mentioned yet that I'm totally on board with Madonna's Rebel Heart era? Because I am. I even bought this trash on vinyl! Also, one week ago I wrote up a thinkpiece-ish type thing on Idolator asking "Why Isn't This Album A Hit?", which has racked up nearly 500 comments.

So anyway, yeah — I'm totally down with Madge in her floppiest era ever, because the music is her best in 10 years (since Confessions) — or, I might argue, 17 years (since Ray Of Light).

This, then brings us to Rebel Heart's second single, "Ghosttown," the music video for which has now premiered (with no thanks going to the Meerkat app). Madonna pulls out all the usual stops for this one: a photo of her mother; a crucifix; some pretty impressive dancing; an ethnically diverse cast; and the old standby of automatic weaponry. And, you know what — it all works, and fits the song perfectly.

You can watch the visual above and see for yourself, but I'd say this is Madonna's best music video since maybe "Jump" in 2006 or even "Hung Up" in 2005.



  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger dishy said…


  • At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Matthew Finn said…

    I couldn't agree more!

  • At 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I couldn't agree more with everything you said until we go to the comment about this being her best video since..."Jump".....please tell me you were joking?! Jump, the song, is such a standout Madonna track and deserved way more video respect than that studio dud she put together in 20 minutes while she was in Japan. ick.

  • At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I much preferred the Living For Love video concept to this overworked POS.

  • At 10:58 PM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    One deterrent to album sales is that on iTunes it's $14.99 (although you get 19 songs), which is a lot for an album these days.

    I like Madonna and have many of her albums. Her recent albums have had some excellent songs. But I wasn't bowled over by any of the new ones. I might download Ghosttown,but that's about it.

    She's way on the downhill side of her career, no question. But so what? She's the all time record holder for most Top 10 songs on the Hot 100. She doesn't have to apologize to anyone if her latest isn't setting the world on fire.

    Older acts don't get much attention, nothing really new in that. Blondie, Pet Shop Boys and Cindy Lauper have all put out some of their best music ever in the past 5 years, but most people probably think they're in a nursing home somewhere, not still putting out new music.

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