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Like A Prayer । Megarate । Madonna

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Aarghya

Welcome to the Megarate on one of the greatest albums of all time Madonna's LIKE A PRAYER

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Madonna's fourth album opens with something unexpected—jagged, refracted guitars. A nervy move for the woman who was the reigning queen of pop, renowned for bringing together the most cutting-edge elements of the world's underground subcultures with the splashy pageantry and big hooks that made her an MTV superstar. But Like a Prayer had an unexpected genesis of its own, coming on the heels of Madonna's first few public stumbles: There were her coolly received forays into acting and her marriage to her Shanghai Surprise co-star Sean Penn, which ended two months before the album's release. And then there was the controversy over the title track's video, so white-hot it incurred the wrath of the Catholic Church and made Pepsi scuttle an endorsement deal. But as this vibrant album still shows, Madonna's low points only served as springboards to reach her highest heights.
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In terms of lyrical content, Prayer exists in stark contrast to the giddy, retro-minded True Blue, but it's also a leap forward for Madonna's brand of pop innovation. The title track combines gospel-choir exuberance, grimy riffs, and existential angst with a forceful vocal; "Express Yourself" is anthemic and strutting, its demands for a higher love seeming to rise from her divorce papers' ashes. Madonna slips into the confession booth often, and her least guarded moments are arresting: The mournful "Oh Father" grapples with grief and family, while "Till Death Do Us Part" pairs hyperactive beats with wistful coulda-been lyrics. Prince, one of the few pop acts whose late-'80s stature rivaled Madonna's, adds heat to the lightly funky "Love Song" and manic riffing to the album-closing pastiche "Act of Contrition." That finale both bookends “Like a Prayer” and puts it in a blender, as Madonna riffs on the demands of Catholicism and the foibles of fame. It is a winking close to an album that stretched the boundaries of pop, and, in the process, elevated a true icon to even greater heights.

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Rules: 

1) You have to rate (1-10) each and every track of the album. 

2) You can also rate your most favorite track 11. Just one TRACK. 

3) You can give ONE ZERO to any of the tracks. Multiple ZEROES are not allowed. 

4) DECIMALS also allowed. 

5) Trolling is prohibited. 

6) Comments are not necessary.

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Submit your rates here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CUCbhdwUkLscwo4gWnEA9bAavsoDtP4YDPc6_caT4aw/

Last date of submission: 25th September, 2020

Ceremony: 26th September, 2020 

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Tracklist:

1. Like a Prayer
2. Express Yourself
3. Love Song
4. Till Death Do Us Part
5. Promise to Try
6. Cherish
7. Dear Jessie
8. Oh Father
9. Keep It Together
10. Spanish Eyes
11. Act of Contrition

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Listen to the album:

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Aarghya
Aarghya

Saturday Night, Madonna Night! We will revist the albums of Queen Madonna! Megarate ceremony schedule has given below: 

1) American Life - 1st August (DONE) 

2) Madame X - 8th August (DONE) 

3) Rebel Heart - 15th August (DONE) 

4) True Blue - 22nd August (DONE) 

5) Erotica - 29th August (DONE) 

6) Bedtime Stories - 5th September (DONE) 

7) Ray of Light - 12th September (DONE) 

8) Music - 19th September (DONE) 

9) Like A Prayer - 26th September

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Aarghya
Just now, Blown Away said:

I'm participating!

What's your new target? :reductive:

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Blown Away
1 minute ago, Aarghya said:

What's your new target? 

Maybe this is an album of which I like every song. I do have albums I like each song of ma'am. I'm not a distasteful person. Thank u, next :reductive:

I'll never explain again...
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Just now, Blown Away said:

Maybe this is an album of which I like every song. I do have albums I like each song of ma'am. I'm not a distasteful person. Thank u, next :reductive:

A shocker, @Lionel Ronaldo Write it down on the history page :awesome:

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Blown Away
1 minute ago, Aarghya said:

A shocker, @Lionel Ronaldo Write it down on the history page :awesome:

I might have lied :billie:

But please lemme listen to Katy Perry now and submit my discography rates :fan:

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Just now, Blown Away said:

I might have lied :billie:

If I don't get a 10 for Act of Contrition! :dom:

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Just now, Aarghya said:

If I don't get a 10 for Act of Contrition! :dom:

It's my fave Madge song of all time. Secret who? :laughga:

I'll never explain again...
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Pennywise

I like about 5 songs from this album tbh but I can do a revisit, it's been about 7 years since I listened to it in full :huntyga:

YOUR GOD IS NOT HERE MICHAEL NOR WILL HE EVER BE
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3 minutes ago, Blown Away said:

It's my fave Madge song of all time. Secret who? :laughga:

Secret (Not For Me)

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Just now, Pennywise said:

I like about 5 songs from this album tbh but I can do a revisit, it's been about 7 years since I listened to it in full :huntyga:

Do it now Michael, your God will be here finally! 😘

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Just now, Aarghya said:

Secret (Not For Me)

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I'll never explain again...
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Just now, Blown Away said:

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Now stream Sky Fits Heaven 

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