Music critics have been treated to a first listen to the diva's new album MDNA and have given it a resounding thumbs up.
Related Tags:MadonnaBritney SpearsLondonLady GagaGuy Ritchie
Madonna's new album MDNA has won praise from critics (Picture: Reuters)
Journalists were invited to listen to the album at Abbey Road's Studio 2 in London last night with The Sun claiming it's a 'return to form'.
The Daily Mirror said Madonna's latest offering makes recent albums by her pop rivals Lady Gaga and Britney Spears appear 'try-hard and sloppy'.
Its critic added: 'Tracks including I F***ed UP and Best Friend (featured on the Deluxe version of MDNA) are clear odes to her failed marriage with Guy Ritchie. Whilst tracks like Gang Bang (!) leave you wondering who exactly the star wants to shoot in the head. The lyrics screech: “Bang, bang, shot you dead. Shot my lover in the head.
'One thing you need to wipe clean from your brain immediately as the album starts is the fact Madonna is 53. She sounds 25. In fact, if this album was released by a Pop Princess then it wouldn't be out of place.
Madonna on the cover of new single Girl Gone Wild (Picture: Interscope)
'This is one girl that still knows what she's doing and she's in control.'
The Independent claimed Madge was still 'top of the pops'.
'MDNA represents a determined, no-nonsense restatement of the Madonna brand following the lacklustre Hard Candy, on which her hip-hop collaborators failed to apply their talents as rigorously as they might,' said its critic.
The Guardian describes the album as a mixture of 'terrible French accents, amazing pop raves and heartfelt ballads'.
Its review adds that MDNA is an 'album that's been trailed by weak singles, but contains brilliantly bonkers moments'.
The first single to be taken from the album was Give Me All Your Luvin' featuring Nicki Minaj and MIA.
Madge performed the track at the Super Bowl but found her return to the stage marred by rapper MIA, who decided to give the crowd the finger.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/music/892500-madonnas-mdna-album-wins-rave-first-reviews-from-music-critics#ixzz1oXKLi3ds