If we have come to learn anything about Madonna it is that once she gets going she is gone, and the out-today Hard Candy is proof.
The Queen of Pop’s 11th album is daring, fun, and non-stop. You are sooo going to “get stupid” over it.
It takes a few licks to get to the sweetness that lies within – its busy cornucopia of flavors is the good kind of addictive – but it’s worth it.
Lead single “4 Minutes” already is an anthem, and next single “Give It 2 Me” promises to ignite dance floors all over the world.
If you ask me, though, Hard Candy’s standouts are “Heartbeat,” “Miles Away,” and “Incredible,” with “Devil Wouldn’t Recognize You” earning a well-deserved honorable mention.
And I must be in the minority, but I rather enjoy “Beat Goes On.”
Madonna will promote the album’s release with a hot-ticket performance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on April 30 – to be broadcast live on MSN.com starting at 10 p.m. EST – and with another on May 6 in Paris.
Her “sugar is raw,” so go on…get a cavity, already.