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#KickingtheCanon by Paul Attard Music

Madonna | Like a Prayer

March 21, 2020

There comes a time in every young pop vixen’s career — usually, after her third or fourth album has dropped and sales slowly start waning — where she supposedly has to “grow up” and re-shape her image if she wishes to remain professionally relevant. For Madonna, this transition occurred after a series of personal ordeals (her highly public divorce from Sean Penn) and artistic missteps (the box-office disasters that were Shanghai Surprise and Who’s That Girl) which took place in the interim between…

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#KickingtheCanon by Paul Attard Music

Madonna | Madonna

A few months after the release of her self-titled debut, a then fresh-faced Madonna went on American Bandstand to perform one of her album’s biggest hits: the six-minute-long, infectiously breezy, post-disco odyssey “Holiday.” Dressed in all black and surrounded by an adoring audience, the “Detroit”…

February 4, 2019
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