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Like A Prayer

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Like A Prayer
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Express Yourself
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Love Song
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Till Death Do Us Part
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Promise To Try
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Cherish
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Dear Jessie
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Oh Father
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Keep It Together
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Pray For Spanish Eyes
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Act Of Contrition
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 54:39

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

02.12.13
Analyzing her life and reinventing herself
1989 | Label: Sire/Warner Bros.

Completed the same month Madonna and Sean Penn filed for divorce, 1989′s Like a Prayer finds the star analyzing her life — seeking strength and sometimes finding struggle in Catholicism, marriage, friends and family — while reinventing herself as a far more adult artist by reclaiming and updating the music of her youth. Co-produced and co-written by Madonna mostly with Patrick Leonard but with key contributions by longtime collaborator Stephen Bray, Madonna’s fourth album draws… read more »

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Like a Prayer

DonniePi

I can't believe this album doesn't have any reviews yet: This is a pop masterpiece, one of the most cohesive and thoughtful projects Madonna has assembled. This is Madonna at her height tackling pop songs about: Freedom, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Family, and the sweetest lullaby you've heard in awhile. I think we can safely argue: the best Madonna album ever.

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Out of all of Madonna’s albums, Like a Prayer is her most explicit attempt at a major artistic statement. Even though it is apparent that she is trying to make a “serious” album, the kaleidoscopic variety of pop styles on Like a Prayer is quite dazzling. Ranging from the deep funk of “Express Yourself” and “Keep It Together” to the haunting “Oh Father” and “Like a Prayer,” Madonna displays a commanding sense of songcraft, making this her best and most consistent album. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine