An official listening party for Madame X, Madonna's forthcoming 14th studio album, was held in London on Tuesday, and while full reviews are embargoed until June 4 several journalists in attendance took to Twitter to share first impressions. The consensus? Madame X is a return to form, and the best tracks have yet to be heard.
—Matthew Todd (Author, Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame)
Madonna #madamex album is a work of genius— Simon Button (@simonbutton2014) May 21, 2019
—Simon Button (Journalist)
Just listened to the whole of #Madamex (with cakes)— Lucy O'Brien (@LucyOBrienTweet) May 21, 2019
Can safely say the best is yet to come
Some fantastic dark dramatic work with Mirwais
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Dark Ballet— Lucy O'Brien (@LucyOBrienTweet) May 21, 2019
I Don’t Search I Find
She’s clever...saved the really personal stuff for the album release...— Lucy O'Brien (@LucyOBrienTweet) May 21, 2019
—Lucy O'Brien (Author, Madonna: Like an Icon)
—Dan Wootton (Executive Editor, The Sun)
Madame X drops June 14.
Do you still have hope for Madame X?