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American Life (U.S. Enhanced-PA Version) [Explicit]
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American Life (U.S. Enhanced-PA Version) [Explicit]

22 April 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 21 April 2003
  • Release Date: 22 April 2003
  • Label: Warner Bros./Maverick
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  • Total Length: 49:25
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001F0SPLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 198 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,588 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
What can you expect if you buy this album? The Limited Edition comes with stamps, poster, and is presented in a white leatherette fabric box, silk-screened in black and red ink with a CD-ROM portion. The songs are soft pop and acoustic with some guitar as it conveys a more personal look into Madonna's emotions and views of the American Dream as it is not what it seems.
If you are expecting a "Ray of Light" or "Music" Album then you will have a surprise. This album is a more personal style of lyrics with sounds, beats, and pop styles not at all comparable to high tech trance club sounds yet very impacting to soften even the hardest of hearts. Collector's will find this to be a similar style as "Like A Prayer" as Madonna opens up and reveals more of her fears, visions, experiences, and love for her life, family and world.
Songs sure to be of great impact in my view would be "Love Profusion", "Nothing Fails", and "Mother and Father" as all 3 have messages that have shown how Madonna has learned to deal with certain issues of her life as well as valued what is important which is love and not material things. It is apparent that her learnings of the Kabbalah have had a way to impact her enough to have them in her songs.
The second single with video, or so it seems "Hollywood" has a faster paced tempo and a catchy type music that is sure to become a hit. "Nobody Knows Me" has a very techno electronic introduction as Madonna sings through the lyrics of how nobody knows her. Unfair critics as well as jealous people would probably fall into this category. I like that song for the empowerment it portrays since it shows confidence, power, and control are still strong in Madonna.
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By A Customer on 4 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
People seem to have been waiting forever for madonna to run out of ideas. But dont believe the press-THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ALBUM!
It has followed on from the musical styles laid down by 'Music' and 'Ray of Light' but dot be fooled, this album is just as original as those which have come before. It blends effortlessly between high-mid tempo electronica and sombre acoustic ballads creating an eerily dark album.
The singles give a rather lop-sided preview of the general mood of the album. Though 'Die Another Day','American Life' and 'Hollywood' are good tracks, the true core of the album is the middle three tracks 'Nothing Fails', 'Intervention' and 'X-Static Process' all of which are superb, thoughtful odes to the life of an aging pop icon in the twentyfirst century. Questioning herslf, god and her career whilst reflecting on her husband and family.
'Love Profusion' is also a wonderful song and more typical of the general feel of the album than the first three singles were.
The album has taken a lot of bad press for its darker and more philosophical feel- not many signs of 'Holiday' or 'Las Isla Bonita' here. But for the most part it is a fantastic album of underrated, cutting edge tunes.
I repeat: Dont listen to the press, give this one a chance. I think you'll be quietly impressed.
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I can understand why critics disagree with this being a good album. It is a very odd album. This is the kind of album it takes time to like. But once you get to that point it's absolutely amazing. I had the exact same thing with "Music", but once I liked it I couldn't get it out of my cd-player anymore. This album is a lot better than "Music" due to its lyrical content. The lyrics may not be very deeply written, but you can hear real clear that they come from Madonna's heart. I'll explain it as a techno-version of "Oh Father" and "Papa don't preach". Only a 1000000 times better than that. The first song is "American Life" which everybody knows. If you don't like that song, don't judge the whole album based on that song. The album is completely different. If you listen to the cd in a store or something, start off with "Mother and Father" and "Nobody knows me". What am I saying though, the whole album is fantastic!!! Another great bonus is the tv version of "Die another day" with Madonna's laugh in the middle and the 30 second ending. To make a long story short.....BUY THIS ALBUM!!!
I'll grade every song for you on a scale from 1 to 10:
1)American Life (9/10)
2)Hollywood (9/10)
3)I'm So Stupid (10/10)
4)Love Profusion (9/10)
5)Nobody Knows me (10/10)
6)Nothing Fails (10/10)
7)Intervention (8/10)
8)X-static Process (8/10)
9)Mother and Father (10/10)
10)Die Another Day (9/10)
11)Easy ride (8/10)
I think it's pretty clear that I enjoy this album!
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This is Madonna's 9th studio album and most personal thought provoking collection of songs since Like a Prayer. While the album did not gain much hype or popularity as compared to her earlier predecessors it did give a more "in depth" into Madonna's heart comparable to her collection of ballads titled, Something to Remember. Released on April 22, 2003 at a time when war was on the forefront many obstacles surfaced. For one, her video "American Life" had to be edited. Madonna stated she felt it was best because at the time of her making of the video the war had not started and she was in a raise your voice state to prevent war. This album will take you to that era and the emotions and thoughts that went around it. If you like her album Music (U.S. Version), this will be also with some acoustic and guitar styles but at a more downbeat mood.

The tour to promote American Life is The Reinvention Tour and it is one of her strongest to date. The documentary NEW I'm Going To Tell You A Secret (DVD) depicts performances/songs from the album. The themes of the album have recurrent ideas of materialism and the American dream. Apparently, Madonna's spiritual growth and wisdom was reaching its peak and she wanted to share it with her fans! As Madonna has stated in an interview with VH1, "material things" are no longer important - "I look back at the 20 years behind me and I realize that a lot of things that I'd valued weren't important."

The singles spawned from this album are American Life / Die Another Day (Single), Hollywood, Nothing Fails, and Love Profusion 1. The album was produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzai. In the U.S. and the U.K. the album went to number 1. It was nominated for 2 Grammys and was the "world's 32nd best selling album in 2003.
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