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Ray of Light (1998)

Madonna
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Pop music, Dance music, Electronic music, Pop rock, Techno, Ambient music, Electronica, Rock music, Alternative rock, Trip hop, Trance music, Dance-pop

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Ray of Light is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 3, 1998 by Maverick Records. After giving birth to her daughter Lourdes, Madonna collaborated with Patrick Leonard and William Orbit in developing the album. Following failed sessions with other producers, Madonna pursued a new musical direction with Orbit. The album is a pop and dance record, yet, it contains elements of electronic music within its composition, making it a departure from her previous work. Additionally, it incorporates several genres and subgenres, including techno and ambient. The album has several themes, including spirituality.
Upon release, the album received acclaim and was lauded by contemporary critics as a masterpiece. Reviewers commended the singer's new musical direction, calling it her "most adventurous" record, as well as its mature, restrained nature; the singer's vocals were also praised. Ray of Light won four Grammy Awards from a total of six nominations. Commercially, the album was a success, peaking at number one in numerous countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. On the US Billboard 200, the album debuted and

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Tracks

5:08 Drowned World / Substitute for Love
5:00 Swim
4:36 Candy Perfume Girl
6:21 Skin
4:27 Nothing Really Matters (album version)
4:47 Sky Fits Heaven
4:12 The Power Of Goodbye
5:22 To Have and Not to Hold
5:18 Little Star
5:31 Mer Girl
5:16 Has to Be
5:20 Ray of Light
4:29 Shanti/Ashtangi
6:12 Frozen (album version)
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Commercial and cool, danceable, moving: her lucky 13th album made Madonna hip again.