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So, Y&RWorldTurner, what is it that you'd love for Madonna to do next?

A dance album?

She is a dance-pop artist, her roots have always been in dance music.

But I want something lyrically mature again.

I think her best collaborator was Patrick Leonard. They always brought out the best in one another. It's a shame the last time they worked together was writing songs for Ray of Light.

Patrick Leonard and Madonna just worked so well off one another. I really wish she'd work with him again, even if it's just co-writing songs with him again and not production.

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Well, my thesis about a mature and sonically beautifully presented album with melodies is really about that. Dance music.

Not dance as in dance music du jour, trashy, forgettable, but something lasting.

It certinly doesn't mean Madonna taking a guitar and singing only with it as an accompaniment. :ph34r:

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In think her acoustic guitar phase is over. She incorporates it time to time on tour, but it hasn't been in any of her albums since American Life.

All her albums have been dance oriented though, even if their influences came from different places.

To keep things slightly on topic, here's Akerland with Madonna accepting the Best Director VMA with Madonna at the 1998 MTV VMA Awards, 1:03 in. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siFUSq75Ons

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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1633818/20100312/lady_gaga.jhtml

Mar 12 2010 1:31 PM EST

The Man Behind Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' Video: Jonas Akerlund

The director of Gaga's epic new clip has also worked with Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Pink, U2.

The long-awaited debut of Lady Gaga's sprawling epic of a music video for "Telephone" has no shortage of stars, including Gaga herself, Beyoncé and Tyrese Gibson. But there's another key ingredient to "Telephone" that stayed firmly behind the camera lens: the video's director, Jonas Åkerlund.

From the late 1980s through much of the '90s, the 44-year-old Swedish filmmaker and video director spent his career working with Swedish acts such as Candlemass, Roxette, Sinclair and Whale. In 1997, Åkerlund made his first foray into the mainstream music video scene outside of his country in the form of "James Bond Theme" for Moby and "Smack My Bitch Up" for the Prodigy.

Just one year later, Åkerlund experienced his single greatest achievement to date: Madonna's "Ray of Light." The celebrated music video won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video as well as seven awards at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, including the top prize, Video of the Year. Although "Ray of Light" was their first and most celebrated collaboration, Åkerlund and Madonna continued their working relationship with videos for "Music" in 2000, "American Life" in 2003, "Jump" in 2006 and "Celebration" in 2009. He also directed Madonna in the 2006 documentary "I'm Going to Tell You a Secret," which chronicled Madonna's experiences during her successful Re-Invention World Tour.

Åkerlund brought his trademark cinematic style into the world of feature filmmaking with 2002's "Spun." Focusing on drug culture and the effects of methamphetamines, "Spun" featured an all-star cast including Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Mickey Rourke and the late Brittany Murphy. Despite the high level of talent, "Spun" was widely panned by critics upon its release. Åkerlund resumed his focus on music videos but eventually gave feature filmmaking another shot with the 2009 thriller "Horsemen" starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi.

While the release of "Telephone" marks Åkerlund's first video of 2010, it's not his first collaboration with Lady Gaga. The two worked together on the video for "Paparazzi," which, like "Telephone," featured high-profile talent including Alexander SkarsgÅrd of "True Blood" fame.

Some of the director's other acclaimed videos include Metallica's "Turn the Page," U2's "Walk On," Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" and Pink's "Sober."

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In think her acoustic guitar phase is over. She incorporates it time to time on tour, but it hasn't been in any of her albums since American Life.

Like I said, that would be hilarious! Madonna as a singer-songwriter recording an album with only the guitar as accompaniment. :ph34r::wacko::blink:icon8.gif

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I assumed you meant you want her to do dance music with more string instrumentation? :unsure:

She hasn't even started working on her next album yet, though she was supposedly compiling stuff with David Guetta. Though, who knows if that will make the cut on the album, when it ever gets released.

Madonna's known to change direction a lot prior to releasing an album. I almost feel like the next album is important in reconnecting to her core audience audience again, many of which (myself included) were alienated by Hard Candy.

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This video was just all over the place and there really wasn't any consistency. It was basically, "How much weird, random sh*t can we put in the video?"

There should have been an actual story and way more choreography in this, especially for a song that has such a fierce hook and beat.

I was especially disappointed because I was totally looking forward to the Telephone video.

I agree with this assessment. I love Gaga and a big reason is for her videos, while over the top, have a very unique concept/story to them... for the most part. This one just didn't... most random shiz ever.

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I assumed you meant you want her to do dance music with more string instrumentation? :unsure:

She hasn't even started working on her next album yet, though she was supposedly compiling stuff with David Guetta. Though, who knows if that will make the cut on the album, when it ever gets released.

Madonna's known to change direction a lot prior to releasing an album. I almost feel like the next album is important in reconnecting to her core audience audience again, many of which (myself included) were alienated by Hard Candy.

I would like some strings. She is no stranger to them (the dark, polyphonic, at times Oriental strings of Frozen, the Vivaldi-esque of Papa Don't Preach, the Mando-pop strings of Take a Bow, Michel Colombier's expert cinematic strings in that awful Die Another Day). :)

And I'm sure Eric, himself a violin player, can write a PhD thesis :P on how strings were used to great effect in dance and disco music of eras past and present. :D

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F*ck all you American Life haters, BTW. :angry: :angry: :angry: That album was great!

I liked the title song, Love Profusion and Hollywood. Strings here and there and that's about it.

Who are the haters? :unsure: Eric & Alvin?

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I liked the title song, Love Profusion and Hollywood. Strings here and there and that's about it.

Who are the haters? :unsure: Eric & Alvin?

LOL. I just saw your puke emoticon about Madonna doing acoustic guitar and lyrics for the next album and assumed you were hating.

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