After the less-than-well received American Life, Madonna has decided to release a some what more 'commerical' single. Hollywood is a excellent track with a thumping techno beat and great acoustic guitars.
Co- producer/writer Mirwais' superb production skills shine through on the track, and Madonna's vocals are as good as ever. More importantly, Madonna's choice of lyrics are very meaningful, as the queen of pop attempts to persuade us of the pitfalls of Hollywood: "How could hurt you when it looks so good?". And if anyone can warn us, it has to be Madonna, with a 20 year career under her belt.
As an added bonus on the CD are all the remixes to Hollywood, the Oakenfold mix being particularly good.