Les Inrockuptibles reviews Ray Of Light, Don’t Tell Me
Leading French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles reviews this month the 600 discs, movies or books who made their 600 issues…
Two of the articles concern Madonna. The first one is a review of her “Ray Of Light” album, while the second one focuses on the “Don’t Tell Me” video.
Here’s what the magazine has to say:
RAY OF LIGHT
Where the NY born artist made it in art we thought was reserved to David Bowie: turning underground into mainstream, translating into popular languages some avant-garde dialects. With just enough cynism, courage and flair, Madonna proposes the ultimate album of modern pop, which reminds sounds of the London’s club that were banned from radio ’til then.
DON’T TELL ME (Video)
In Madonna’s huge videography, the collaborations with french director Jean-Baptiste Mondino always represents some kind of a peak. For “Don’t Tell Me”, the director develops the machinery of fantasy (projections, screen) behind the western imagery. America is just a painting in “trompe-l’oeil”. Madonna jumps out of the frame without leaving the scene.
Thanks to RockGodd for this report.