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Episode 8: American Life by Madonna

American LifeMaterial or Military Girl?

In this episode we look at Madonna’s 2003 album American Life, which divided fans and critics at its time of release and remains her least regarded album to date.  We will discuss the album’s production history, its lyrical ambition, its controversial video and its commercial and critical reception.  Each song will also be critically assessed.

(Listen to the songs we talk about on this episode’s Spotify playlist HERE)

Watch the playlist of Music Videos and other American Life related videos.

LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE

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2 Comments

  1. Ha, I remember Madonna around this time! I thought she was trying to be a bit too intellectual with this album, and I might have blown up in here face.

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