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liamk97
post Jul 5 2016, 10:08 PM
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To celebrate 30 years since the release of True Blue, we'll continue the Buzzjack tradition of rating the album:

xx | Papa Don't Preach
xx | Open Your Heart
xx | White Heat
xx | Live to Tell
xx | Where's the Party
xx | True Blue
xx | La Isla Bonita
xx | Jimmy Jimmy
xx | Love Makes the World Go Round

Note that you don't have to base your rates on the original recordings (according to Spotify, the original 'Papa Don't Preach' is different to the one that appears on Celebration, for instance).
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post Jul 5 2016, 10:25 PM
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What an album <3 cannot wait for this!
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liamk97
post Jul 5 2016, 10:31 PM
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Even though I prefer a handful of her other albums, it's easy to see why this is so widely regarded as her most iconic album. The tracking list reads like MJ's Thriller or Bad to me in terms of the big, grand, iconic singles and the general non-stop well-rounded pop goodness and the cover/artwork is just so classic and God-like.
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post Jul 5 2016, 10:45 PM
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Would have to class this as my fav M album !!

10 Papa Don't Preach
9.5 Open Your Heart
8 White Heat
11 Live To Tell
7.5 Where's The Party
9 True Blue
10 La Isla Bonita
7.5 Jimmy Jimmy
7 Love Makes The World Go Round

I adored the last two tracks a lot when I was a lot younger smile.gif
I used to always sing the line 'why oh why or why do fools fool in love with fools like you .....' to my parents.
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post Jul 5 2016, 10:53 PM
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09.5 | Papa Don't Preach
10.0 | Open Your Heart
07.0 | White Heat
10.0 | Live to Tell
09.5 | Where's the Party
08.5 | True Blue
11.0 | La Isla Bonita
07.0 | Jimmy Jimmy
08.5 | Love Makes the World Go Round
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post Jul 6 2016, 06:02 PM
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I relistened to the album this morning in celebration. Every song has its rightful place on the album and it all flows so wonderfully. There were some moments throughout that really grabbed me too like some of the lyrics or little vocal tricks. It's a very simple album on the surface that gets more richer the more time you give it. heart.gif
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post Jul 7 2016, 12:58 PM
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11 | Papa Don't Preach
9.5 | Open Your Heart
7.5 | White Heat
8.5 | Live to Tell
6.5 | Where's the Party
9.5 | True Blue
10.0 | La Isla Bonita
7.5| Jimmy Jimmy
7.0 | Love Makes the World Go Round
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post Jul 7 2016, 05:12 PM
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The averages for this rate are going to be so high aren't they? laugh.gif Not a score given below 7 yet! There really is no filler on it, so that's not surprising.

Edit: Except for Joe with that one for 'Where's the Party' (which I ADORE cry.gif)
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post Jul 7 2016, 06:00 PM
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10 | Papa Don't Preach
11 | Open Your Heart
08 | White Heat
10 | Live to Tell
07 | Where's the Party
06 | True Blue
10 | La Isla Bonita
05 | Jimmy Jimmy
06 | Love Makes the World Go Round

The four best singles are head and shoulders above the others for me now, although I did like all of the other ones too when I was a child - oddly back then the only track I wasn't keen on was Open Your Heart!
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post Jul 8 2016, 05:36 PM
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11 | Papa Don't Preach
10 | Open Your Heart
09 | White Heat
10 | Live to Tell
10 | Where's the Party
10 | True Blue
10 | La Isla Bonita
05 | Jimmy Jimmy
08 | Love Makes the World Go Round


This post has been edited by SamJudd: Jul 8 2016, 05:36 PM
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post Jul 10 2016, 01:04 AM
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11 | Papa Don't Preach
10 | Open Your Heart
09 | White Heat
10 | Live to Tell
10 | Where's the Party
06 | True Blue
10 | La Isla Bonita
05 | Jimmy Jimmy
05 | Love Makes the World Go Round
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post Jul 10 2016, 12:53 PM
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10 | Papa Don't Preach
8.5 | Open Your Heart
9.5 | White Heat
10 | Live to Tell
08 | Where's the Party
10 | True Blue
11 | La Isla Bonita
07 | Jimmy Jimmy
05 | Love Makes the World Go Round

The only Madge album along with Like A Virgin I don't own on CD, but one of the better ones for sure. I need to buy it.
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post Jul 10 2016, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE(vibe @ Jul 5 2016, 11:45 PM) *
Would have to class this as my fav M album !!

10 Papa Don't Preach
9.5 Open Your Heart
7 White Heat
11 Live To Tell
8.5 Where's The Party
9 True Blue
10 La Isla Bonita
7.5 Jimmy Jimmy
7.5 Love Makes The World Go Round

I adored the last two tracks a lot when I was a lot younger smile.gif
I used to always sing the line 'why oh why or why do fools fool in love with fools like you .....' to my parents.

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post Jul 10 2016, 04:24 PM
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I have edited my scores
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post Jul 10 2016, 08:35 PM
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10 | Papa Don't Preach
11 | Open Your Heart
06 | White Heat
08 | Live to Tell
08 | Where's the Party
08 | True Blue
09 | La Isla Bonita
05 | Jimmy Jimmy
07 | Love Makes the World Go Round


WHAT an album wub.gif Even my weakest song on here I thoroughly enjoy, it's just all relative. I have always enjoyed this but with this anniversary and me listening to it a lot more it's shooting higher and higher in my affections by the minute <3 <3
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post Jul 12 2016, 05:20 PM
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Bumping the title track up a tad, but edited it in ~

I can't stop listening to this album wub.gif
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post Jul 12 2016, 08:10 PM
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10 | Papa Don't Preach
11 | Open Your Heart
07 | White Heat
09 | Live to Tell
07 | Where's the Party
05 | True Blue
08 | La Isla Bonita
04 | Jimmy Jimmy
07 | Love Makes the World Go Round
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liamk97
post Jul 13 2016, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for all the rates so far - deadline is Saturday night for anyone who is yet to vote and wants to!
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post Jul 14 2016, 07:52 PM
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10 | Papa Don't Preach
10 | Open Your Heart
07 | White Heat
10 | Live to Tell
08 | Where's the Party
09 | True Blue
09 | La Isla Bonita
07 | Jimmy Jimmy
06 | Love Makes the World Go Round

This rate makes it appear like True Blue is one of my favourite albums by Madonna but I wouldn't say it was necessarily right up there - I judge albums on more than just how much I like the sound of the songs if that makes sense, for instance, the Like a Prayer album has a couple of songs I'd rate lower than a 5 but my favourite moments along with the lyrics and context and mood etc. would push the album above True Blue which averages higher.

That's not to say I don't like this album; I actually didn't realise how much I loved it! Fantastic run of singles and the album tracks are pure pop happiness - for the latter, I may expect Madonna to generally be more complex with pop but it is still so refreshing to make care-free music like this too. 'Jimmy Jimmy' was one of the biggest surprises upon re-listening as I thought I judged that as one of her least good but it's so catchy, particularly the "why oh why oh why" hook that Vibe mentioned.
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post Jul 14 2016, 09:19 PM
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Where's The Party was the big shock for me. I've always enjoyed it but I now find it one of the most euphoric moments on the whole album.

This anniversary has done wonders for the album and me <3
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