Confessions on a Dance Floor

Confessions on a Dance Floor

by Madonna

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Overview

After 2003's disappointing and thematically heavy-handed American Life, Madonna rebounds with a straight-ahead dance record that's sure to please her core audience. Although there's nothing on it quite as catchy as "Lucky Star" or as innovative as Ray of Light, Confessions on a Dance Floor finds a solid dance groove and builds upon the sleek nouveau disco Ms. Ciccone touched upon with Erotica's entrancing "Deeper and Deeper." As the disc's title suggests, this is music primed for the clubs, a theme underscored by the sweat-inducing lack of breaks between tracks. The infectiously dizzying "Get Together" borrows lyrically from the S.O.S. Band classic "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"; the droning "Future Lovers" recalls a vintage Donna Summer track; and the catchy lead single, "Hung Up," would've fit right in at the original Studio 54. While Esther (her Kabbalah moniker) denies slipping in lyrical references to the ancient Jewish faith she champions, she does spout Yiddish on the glowstick-ready "Sorry," and the mantra-like "Isaac" is rumored to be about influential Kabbalah scholar Isaac Luria. If the former material girl-turned-spiritual matriarch's proselytizing is a turn-off, however, there are plenty of whirling synths and booming bass lines here to keep you distracted. Besides, Madge has always been provocative in a calculated way. And even as she approaches 50, she continues to express herself -- and to keep the public interested in what she has to say.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624946021
catalogNumber: 49460

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Madonna   Primary Artist
Monte Pittman   Acoustic Guitar
Yitzhak Sinwani   Vocals

Technical Credits

Benny Andersson   Composer
Madonna   Composer,Producer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Guy Oseary   Management
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Composer,Producer
Giovanni Bianco   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Stuart Price   Composer
Henrik Jonback   Composer
Mirwais Ahmadzaï   Composer,Programming,Producer
Peer Astrom   Composer,Producer
Angela Becker   Management
Stewart Price   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Pontus Winnberg   Composer
Christian Karlsson   Composer

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Confessions on a Dance Floor 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Confessions" and "Ray of Light"...even "Candy" are amazing...I love them! However, don't jack with "Music"...it sucks. The new one..."MDNA"...kinda sucks too. Bummer
DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
she keeps getting better and better with each album she releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another work of art by the one and only!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna delivers the goods in her new album, proving that she's still the Queen of Pop. In her latest outing, she explores the sounds of Disco and Dance in a glamarous manner. As always, Madonna shows she's keen to the sounds of music, and goes all out to please her fans. This album shows her range as an artist and a singer. From the dance-pop "Hung Up", to the amazing "Sorry", to a would-be anthom "I Love New York", and even her Kabbalah shout out "Isaac", she shows she's still the best at what she does. Go out and get this CD, you won't be disappointed. You'll be dancing to Madonna's latest 'Confessions on a Dance Floor'...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna reinvented herself again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best album ever released by the Queen of POP!! It was the return of the Queen to wear she started first DISCO!! Every track on the album you can dance too. She declares war on everyone else who tries to copy her. Everyone I present to you the QUEEN OF POP!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna's 10th studio album certainly does not disappoint. Although not as personally moving as "Like A Prayer", nor dominantly outright challenging as "Ray of Light", "Confessions" proves that even at 46, with two small children, and recovering from injuries sustained in a resent fall, Madonna has moves that the rest of us only wish we had. This new album shows us why this matriarch of contemporary pop culture rules. The first single, "Hung Up" has kept us anxiously awaiting this albums release and it does not disappoint. An amalgamation of 70’s disco, 80’s new wave jams, and classic techno grooves, Confessions shows us the future of dance music. Listening to “Future Lovers” brings us back to the times of Studio 54 and the melodically siren songs of Donna Summer (as well as pays homage to Madge’s own hit single Ray of Light). “Issac” easily her most talked about track on this album, is beautifully moving with its Middle Eastern rhythms and sounds (can anyone say “Frozen” part 2?) The eclectic mix of musical styles and sounds makes Confessions one of Madge’s audibly fascinating CD’s. “Confessions on a Dance Floor” brings Ester back to the place where it all began for her – the dance floor. Coming full circle, Madge shows the world that all it really needs is to celebrate and simply have a holiday. Good show Madonna!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got it about a week ago and I cant stop dancing to it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never really like Madonna because of all the controverseys. But I do love dance music. I heard Hung Up and it really made me feels happy and it had a good beat. I bought the CD and I love every song on it! (Get together and Isaac is my fav!). It is not not heavy trance but relaxing. I recommend this CD and remixes to these songs if you can find them! I have every remix of Hung Up and they are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna has really stepped up to the plate with "Confessions On A Dance Floor." She may be reaching age 50, but she still has that success do do anything she wants. Madonna's other albums where great, but by fare, this one is the best! You hear Her dance beats and you just want to get up and dance. I beleive that here greatest track is "Push." You go girl!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seriously, how does this woman manage to stay so popular after all this time? It seems like only yesterday she was coming out with "Holiday" and "Material Girl" and her other older hits. She still manages to keep that quirky, upbeat feeling that I asocciate with her songs. My favorites on this CD are, "Hung Up", "Forbidden Love", and "Issac". Her music always made me wanna dance, and it still does.
Guest More than 1 year ago
American Life was not all bad. In truth it was quite accessible and sublime (Xstatic Process, Nothing Fails). The CD was just heavy handed and grounded. "Confessions on a Dancefloor" is through and through uplifting. The music is joyously intentioned, constructed and produced. The beats tend to be intentionally placed instead of as fillers. The themes, reminiscent of the old Madonna - fun-loving, empowering. The disc, segueing into each other like the oncoming tides, ebbs and swells fully and is best heard in full volume to appreciate the subtleties and the beat differences. The diversity of the disc is dizzying, and awe-ispiring. Madonna, known for her ability to borrow, re-invent cleverly as new still has that touch. Inspired heavily by other artists, one may note certain short blips of similarities yet remain utterly tight and original. "Jump" is new-wave yet bass thumping with lyrics very empowering that one cannot help but feel destiny to greatness. "Get Together" is reminiscent of Daft Punk and Goldfrapp but a few seconds more, you know its original, feet and body moving Madonna classic. Old, classic feel with a new spirit into it. "Sorry" is attitudinal without being psychotic, its pure in-your-face energy and positivity. While she again tredges Eastern lyricism and music like the hum in "Secret" and "Frozen", here it is used as clever segue and solid framoework in the genre-busting "Isaac." "I Love New York", "Future Lovers" have both attitude and musicianship both suited for the dancefloor and while cruising along uninhibited along the freeway. "Push" and "How High" on the other hand remind on of the swaying loops of "Don't Stop" from the urban flavored "Bedtime Stories" but here they seem spirited, energized and alive. Madonna's recent CDs have always ended with wisely crafted musings ("Gone" from Music and "Round and Round" from American Life in comparison with her foray into singing platitides. Here, she addresses ultimately herself and her place in the framework of both the music and the pop culture she has created with honesty and insight. All in all, this CD is far more accomplished than I had expected. Tight, well-produced but more importantly, it brings bakc the joy and fun that Madonna had while making those classic 80s and early 90s tune. Welcome back. And to the listeners, prepare to be blown away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of Madonna's best CD. It's filled with up-beat songs that you can dance too for a full hour. I can't stop listening to it, its awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the title 'Confessions on a dance floor' (a formulaic moniker plauged in the chick-lit genre) splashed on a book cover with a red-based primary colour - and trust me, it would be in sparkles and glitter - it would of been another piece of candy in the gumball machine. But it would not be passed over. We want to know how the chick fares this time and how close the boyfriend she gets, as a sign post of self-redemption, comes close to 'the one' we have in our minds. (Guys, this is pretty much why we read them). However, by employing this title to her latest album, Madge is not only playing to the whimsical affects it naturally supplies but a subtle exercise of self-examination on her part as well. Loosely speaking, the entirety of the 'Confessions' album and what it invokes in the listener relying on what he/she brings to it, together, Madonna redeems her music and maybe even herself. No doubt, 'Confessions' is a guilty pleasure but it's okay because Madge knows and she likes it too. But not only that, she does it too and cleverly pokes fun while doing so. Comparatively speaking, 'Confessions on a dance floor' is an almost excellent album in retro progression arcing over 'American Life' 'Music' 'Ray of Light' and so on stopping at 'Immaculate Collection.' On its own, 'Confessions' is a good album aside from 5 tracks ('Sorry' 'Future Lovers' 'I Love New York' 'Isaac' and 'Like It or Not') where there's no reason why they could of benefitted from the same effort of the other 7 of solid sound and lyrics save for, perhaps, extremely particular personal inclinations. And I'm being charitable. Aware as she is of the power of her branded self-image, Madonna turns our nights of sparkling anticipation that fell into our wells of a disappointed memory into an emotional candy, sell it back to our psyche, and make us long for more. Only Madonna - and a relative few others come to mind - can make 'Confessions on a dance floor' and herself appear as a seamless partnership. Because in order to turn the dance floor into a vehicle to her disposal, Madge makes amends with the institution that encapsulated her star before its release. In the stratosphere that's keen on glittery bright lights and supersonic beats, 'Confessions' makes a good attempt at illuminating the star when the music and lights are turned off.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD rocks, I can't listen to it in my car without wanting to pull over and freaking DANCE! Hung Up is my absolute favorite but there are so many others that are a close second!! I can't stop listening to this CD!! I loved Madonna back in the 80's but was skeptical at first about this CD since it was her first in years but I love Dance/Disco music and am glad I tried it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Madonna she is my number one favorite artist. I own alot of her cd's, but this one is my favorite one. This is her best album yet every album she does blows the other albums away. I love every song on this album. The ones I find myself hitting repeat on are Get Together and Jump. I highly recommend if you're a huge Madonna fan or not, that you get this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
was waiting for this CD ...was suppose to be Madonna's return to dance music..other than HUNG UP ..she is still analyzing her life and still spouting Kabbalah...nothing wrong with that ...but not on something titled Confessions on a dance floor.. i am a huge Madonna fan own all her music but in the end i was disappointed..the music was neither catchy or innovative...not like her past work
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs on Madonna's latest album are mostly a melding of the tired Euro-techno pop with bits of disco thrown in. The beats and rhythm are monotonic, droning, polka-esque, oom-pah techno style with little diversity. It is a good album in its simplicity. I don't think it will be regarded as a great album or one that will stand the test of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
CONFESSIONS just proves how utterly brilliant this woman is. She knows that the world is done with this hip hop nonsense, and waiting to be led to a new sound. With this album she does just that, and introduces us to "future disco". HUNG UP is a pure get up and dance track, with a wicked beat. No messages, no religion, just FUN. No one starts a trend like Madonna, and this is no exception. No matter what you think of M, you cant deny her ability to consistently deliver innovative, creative, popular music. The music revolution has already begun with HUNG UP reaching #1 all over the world. There is no stopping Madonna when she's on a mission, and all those little wannabe's better watch out. Bow down to the Queen Goddess of Pop!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Madonna at her best. Pulsating beats and danceable rhythms. I think this collection will go down as one of her best. It reminds you of her first album, which was back to back club music. Here she updates this theme with 21 century beats. For those of you who are not Madonna fans, I highly recommend this CD so can understand why the rest of us love her music. It's in a category all its own...MadonnaMusic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Madonna is back yet again to prove that she is the Queen of Pop with this ultimate dance album. From the beginning to the end you'll never stop dancing! While some people doubted that this album wouldn't be as good as her previous hits Like A Prayer, Ray of Light, and Immaculate Collection, must feel very disappointed because its better. It's a must have for anyone who listens to great music with an artist who is always ahead of her time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Totally fun. HUNG UP is the best Madonna single in years and will surely become her next #1 hit. Although many reviews have focused on her returning to her roots, this album actually provides a glimpse at the future. At 47, having experienced international success and motherhood, Madonna is no longer the struggling, hungry, 25-year-old who arrived in NYC with no more than a few dollars in her pocket and the will to survive. She will never again make the type of music found on her debut album since she is no longer that person. That's not a bad thing. Madonna's career trajectory shows us the evolution of a true artist. This album brings us the Madonna of the future who, without a doubt, maintains her status as the queen of the dance floor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is simply amazing. Non-stop pure pop perfection. Destined to become a classic!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
From Material girl to like a virgin to ray of light and now to her latest album Confessions on a Dance Floor. The Queen of Pop iz back and she's better than ever!!!! of course the best song on teh album is HUNG UP by far. then Sorry then Jump and onto Isaac are the best on the discs. The Concert iz also very good as well. she's truly done it again!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love it. It's her best work yet. Madonna takes you on a journey through a mystical world of strategic loops and orgazmic sounds, taking you by the hand and leading you through a heartfelt unlearning of hatred and ignorance into a plateau of blissful simplicity.