So, Madonna is an effortless innovator?!
That ^^ is surely the least accurate comment ever spoken by anyone, anywhere, ever.
In the on-going war between fans of Mariah Carey and Madonna, a lot of thing have been said, some more accurate than others (the time when an overzealous Madge fan claimed COAOH will sell 15mill worldwide in 2006 must have been the funniest, though).
Surely, however, from a group of people who claim to hate the US and love Europe so much, the idea that Madonna is an ‘effortless innovator’ has got to be the most baseless claim ever.
Living in the UK (a country which, by the way, hasn’t got an official airplay chart) I have been subject to the music of electro-pop innovators Goldfrapp over the summer. They’re album ‘Supernature’ went to #1 earlier this year, spurred on by such top 10 hits as “Ooh La La” and “Number 1”. Lead singer Alison Goldfrapp’s unique look of retro/future disco goer lead predominately by the color pink has been much-discussed and copied. Sound familiar?
When Madonna’s new video premiered a couple of months ago, followed by the first glimpses of the COAOH album cover sparked fury amongst music lovers and the public in general. It was obvious that she has comprehensively copied everything that Goldfrapp had worked hard to cultivate over a 6 year career. The look, colors, sound and attitude had been simply copy and pasted onto a 50 year old and labelled a re-invention!
Obviously, Madge got asked about this in an interview with music TV program ‘CD:UK’. When asked about what music she was into at the moment she admitted to loving Goldfrapp’s album – proof that she had ‘borrowed’ their sound and style from the band of the moment. Alison Goldfrapp has also spoken out about her dislike for Madge’s stealing .
Surely if Madonna fans claim to love Europe so much, then you will have come across the ‘Frapp and realize that the only reason Madonna is an ‘effortless innovator’ is because there is no effort required in stealing.
If you want proof about any of this (or just good, new music) go out and buy, or import, “Supernature”.