This is definitely far more dance orientated then Madonna's next album, Like A Virgin, and it is perhaps not what many fans will be used to, but in my opinion it is actually one of her best albums.
The lyrics aren't sophisticated and there's nothing profound on this album but, as a whole, it definitely adds up to more than the sum of its parts. It's hard to say why, perhaps it's Madonna's undeniable charisma, perhaps it's the fact that this was genuinely edgy, groundbreaking music in 1983, or it could just be that it is obvious Madonna really put everything she had into it. In fact, I think the hard work really shows because it elevates the material above the standard dance-pop fare it could have been in the hands of an artist who was less invested and less hungry for success.
Holiday, Lucky Star and Borderline are obviously the stand-out tracks and the remastering makes them sound awesome. It also highlights the fact that these original versions are so much better than the remixed Immaculate Collection edits. The other singles - Burning Up and Physical Attraction are also great and, to be honest, I think there's only one poor track on the album (I Know It just doesn't do anything for me).