Madonna’s seventh studio album, released in February 1998, is an introspective piece that explores a particular phase in the singer’s career. “Ray of light” identified by critics as the most daring album the queen of pop by then, it was dominating the music charts, gaining worldwide success.
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The work is focused on dance music and electronic music, but Madonna went further: she applied the best of her versatility and drew inspiration from techno, trip hop, drum and bass, ambient music, rock, soft rock and other genres. music. classic.
In the production, the artist was able to further explore the breadth and power of his voice, giving the work a natural and mature tone. Combining all these aspects, Madonna achieved a record of excellence among her fans and followed it with great commercial success.
In addition, the album received some of the most important awards in the industry, including 4 awards Grammy. The project ranked at number 1 in 17 countries and debuted at number 2 Billboard 200.
“Ray of light” also received four platinum certifications Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This is thanks to the exponential success of some singles, for example “Frozen” and the title track, which conquered the international market and received awards such as The MTV Awards.
Madonna’s album was one of her works that changed the music industry. The disk was fixed at position 28 “The 100 Best Albums of the 90s”. But one of his main legacies “Ray of light” was spreading electronic music.
At the time, a specialized critic called the album “At the beginning of the 21st century, it brought mainstream attention to electronic music, which rose from underground status to wild popularity..
Critics were full of praise for the Queen of Pop’s seventh album. At that time, Billboard also wrote:
“Easily her most mature and personal work to date, ‘Ray of Light’ finds Madonna weaving lyrics with the meticulous intimacy of her daily notes and wrapping them around anthemic melodies and instrumentation, enveloping them in a lush, melancholic atmosphere. Of course, he balances the serious tone of the tracklist with pop touches that allow him to use his immeasurably expanded vocal range to great effect.”.
Check out the full tracklist for Ray of Light:
1. “The Drowned World/Love’s Recompense”
3. “Ray of Light”
4. “Candy Scented Girl”
6. “Nothing really matters
7. “Sky Fits Heaven”
10. “Goodbye Power
11. “Being and Not Holding
12. “Little Star
13. “Mayor Girl”
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