Stanley H. from SAN CARLOS, CA Reviewed on 10/5/2010...
The album that started it all for Madonna. Every song is a hit and makes you want to move your body on the dance floor. "Lucky Star" and "Borderline" were the initial singles but "Holiday" is one of the best dance songs of the 80's.
Kevin D. (MaddHatter99) Reviewed on 11/12/2007...
This CD is not the Remaster, it is the original CD. The UPC on the back cover matches what is posted. Not sure if SACD datbase is incorrect.
Denise P. from TWIN LAKE, MI Reviewed on 9/11/2006...
good cd good cond.
One of the best albums she's made!
RJ | rjmusic | 09/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first i was alittle nervous to listen to this album, after listening to like a virgin. I wasn't a fan of her second album. It sounded to girly, outdated, and cheesy. In fact, I didn't even realize she had released a first successful album until watching an MTV show. ANyways,i decided to listen to this after cutting the grass. This is truly dance pop at its simplest and best. And I can see why people say that this is the format for all teen pop princesses to run by. Alot of the songs on here are all classic, and everybody almost knows them lyric by lyric. Borderline, Lucky Star, Holiday, I did find that some of her other tracks tended to be a bit more new wave like Burnin Up, Physical attraction. And to me this is def. a different more simple version of Madonna. I really enjoyed this album. I think it's the 2nd best she did in the 80's behind true blue. I think the song that stands out the most has to be Borderline, I just like the little cheesy grove. True, the fashion and sounds may be outdated. But to me this stands up with Michael Jackson's Thriller."
Madonna ... MADONNA (1983)
Chad DeFeo | Philadelphia, PA. | 09/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Madonna has always been one of the many great performers of the 80s, 90s, and today. There really is not one female performer that cannot come close in seeing as much success as Madonna has seen in her career that has now spanded over 25 years. In 1983, Madonna had released her debut album entitled, MADONNA. This album is jam-packed with fresh material delivered by the hands of Madonna, and it is one of my all-time favorite Madonna albums.
LUCKY STAR The album's fifth & final single. This is one of the many great songs by Madonna. The music featured in the song is perfect for a Madonna album of this kind. In the song's video, Madonna reveals one of her most infamous outfits to date: an outfit completed with black half-tops, black knee-length tights, Madonna's BOY TOY belt (although, she is not wearing the belt in this song's video), clunk jewelery (which includes chains and crucifixes), clunk bracelets, and the infamous rubber bracelets. This was a style that Madonna, and Madonna only, could pull off. This style simply said ... Madonna.
BORDERLINE The album's fourth single. This is definitely one of my favorite songs from Madonna. It may sound a little bumble-gummy, but there is something about this song that makes it classic. The video to this song was the first video of Madonna's to be directed by Mary Lambert, who would go on to direct a handful of Madonna's music videos (including "Like A Virgin", "Material Girl", "La Isla Bonita", & "Like A Prayer").
BURNING UP The album's second single. This became an instant favorite for me the minute I heard it for the first time. What a great song.
I KNOW IT A great song that explains Madonna knowing that her current boyfriend will be taking off and abandoning her.
HOLIDAY The album's third single. This is definitely one of the best anthems Madonna has ever recorded. Just think that Madonna did not want this song to go on this album. She wanted a song entitled, "Ain't No Big Deal" to fill this spot, but her producer, John "Jellybean" Benitez said that "Holiday" would be a better choice, for he told her that this song was for Madonna to release as a single, and for her to watch this single become a massive hit. And it did, indeed, become a massive hit. Madonna has performed this song a numerous amount of times on her first six world tours (which would be THE VIRGIN TOUR 1985, THE WHO'S THAT GIRL TOUR 1987, THE BLONDE AMBITION TOUR 1990, THE GIRLIE SHOW TOUR 1993, THE DROWNED WORLD TOUR 2001, & THE RE-INVENTION TOUR 2004). Sadly, Madonna has decided not to perform this song on her seventh world tour entitled: THE CONFESSIONS TOUR 2006. Madonna has point, I hope you all know: "If we took a HOLIDAY, took some time to celebrate, just one day out of life, it would be so nice".
THINK OF ME Great.
PHYSICAL ATTRACTION Now, a lot of people, mostly other Madonna fans, have continued to insist that this song was a single, where it was released as the B-Side to the "Burning Up" single. Well, that's just completely wrong. Although, this song was featured as the B-Side to the "Burning Up" single, this song was never released as its own single. But, this song is one hell of a tune. This is a great song.
EVERYBODY The album's first single. The song that started it all. This song was released a single back in October or November of 1982, before Madonna began working on this album. My guess is that the producers probably thought that Madonna should wait on recording a full-length album, until they were all certain that this single would sell. Well, it did not do well on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did extremely well on the Billboard Club Songs, which led the producers in giving Madonna the greenlight to record her first full-length album, which is what you see here. This is a great song, with Madonna requesting that, "...Everybody, come on, dance and sing. Everybody, get up and do your thing..." and for us to, "...Let the music take control, find a groove and let yourself go. When the music begins to sway, you'll know what I'm trying to say...".
This album is the very first start of Madonna's extraordinarily successful career. So to all the diehard Madonna fans out there, who have not yet purchased this album, or any of Madonna's albums, start off your Madonna collection with MADONNA, the first of her many incredible albums."
SuperPlagiarizer | USA | 01/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Madonna miraculously ascended to the throne as Queen Of Pop with her very first album and shocked the world. It's hard to imagine now, but in 1983 many people thought that only people from certain groups, such as blacks or white Anglo-Saxon Protestants for example, were qualified to be Queen Of Pop. Yet a nervous world was witnessing its first Catholic Queen Of Pop, Madonna. There were many people who believed that a Catholic was unfit to serve as Queen Of Pop. That all Catholics were enthralled to their puppet master in Rome, The Pope. That they were intellectually ill-equipped for anything more than brutish manual labor and the hollow recreation of excessive devotion to the superstitious hocus-pocus of their beloved mother church. Italian-American Catholics in particular were regarded as drunks and loud pasta eaters who, given half the chance, would sooner spend their last dime on a pint of red wine from 7-11 than buy food for their drooling simpleton relatives and their innumerable brood of squalling infants -- each one an unwelcome addition to the Pope's legion of brainless drones. That was then. As Madonna released each brilliant single and video from her debut album, she proved that Catholics were not only acceptable but could lead us into new frontiers with energy, faith, devotion. Now, in 2010, only Arabs are held in the sort of contempt once reserved for Catholics. It may still be many years before the world has its first Arab Queen Of Pop, but I hope I am alive to see that day. As it turned out, Madonna was the perfect Queen for the times, and her debut stands as the best single-artist disco album ever. With this self-titled record, Madonna imbued her mission with a single-minded devotion to melding hot beats with the loftiest of ideals for the liberation of the world. Her heroic example and irreproachable standards still inspire us today."
The start of a superstar.
Doll-ar | 08/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Say hello to the very first Madonna album. Who would've thought that in just 27 years, the woman singing about her Lucky Star would grow into the one tons of people know now as the Queen Of Pop?
This album is full of dance music about love and just being with each other. If you want an awesome dance album, buy this. All pop lovers should own this.
In the very first song, "Lucky Star", she sings over and over again about her lucky star, the person she likes. :)
In the next song, "Borderline", her lucky star is pushing her love over the borderline.
In "Burning Up", Madonna is well, burning up, for her lucky star's love.
We switch from in a relationship to break-up in "I Know It". Madonna knows her date's gonna take his love and run.
"Holiday" is about just taking a holiday to celebrate anything and everything we have.
Madonna decides it's time to switch back to romance with "Think Of Me" where she tells her date they better think of her or else they're over.
"Physical Attraction" is about, well, Madonna having a physical attraction for somebody.
Last but certainly not least, "Everybody" is a great dance song where Madonna tells all of us to get up and dance, and once the song starts, you know you want to listen to her. ;)"