Review: Jack Foley
RAY Of Light was the album which finally made people sit up and
take notice of Madonna. It is, quite simply, brilliant.
By teaming up with William Orbit, Madonna showed her ability
to stay one step ahead of the game and, in so doing, won over
a new legion of fans and admirers.
The album displays a maturity hitherto lacking in much of Madonna's
earlier material and builds on the potential shown with tracks
such as Justify My Love and Erotica.
Here was an artist worth listening to, from whom people could
The stand out track is probably Frozen, which still sounds
as fresh today as it did upon release some three years ago, and
which boasts some of Madonna's best vocals ever.
But so many tracks linger in the memory, making Ray Of Light
one of those CDs which is always worth returning to and never
Drowned World/Substitute For Love, title track Ray Of Light,
Candy Girl and Nothing Really Matters are all classics
and continue to have an enduring appeal.
Indeed, it is a measure of Madonna's talent that, having conquered
the Eighties and early Nineties, she remained at the top of her
profession at the start of a new millennium.
Not many artists can lay claim to such an achievement.
And with Music, her latest
release, the singer continues to get better and better...
1. Drowned World/Substitute for Love
3. Ray of Light
4. Candy Perfume Girl
6. Nothing Really Matters
7. Sky Fits Heaven
10. Power of Goodbye
11. To Have and Not to Hold
12. Little Star
13. Mer Girl