AOTY 2023
Madonna - True Blue
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1986 Ratings: #40 / 124
User Score
Based on 923 ratings
1986 Ratings: #77
Liked by 108 people
June 30, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros., Sire / Label
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Certainly, there's some calculation behind the entire thing, but what matters is the end result, one of the great dance-pop albums, a record that demonstrates Madonna's true skills as a songwriter, record-maker, provocateur, and entertainer through its wide reach, accomplishment, and sheer sense of fun.
Entertainment Weekly
Though a bit diffuse, Madonna’s third project finds her adding to her palette with Spanish pop (”La Isla Bonita”) and messing with our heads with its seeming anti-abortion song (”Papa Don’t Preach”). Also notable for "Live to Tell,” her best ballad to date.
Rolling Stone

True Blue magnified her button-pushing ability with a controversial 1986 smash about pregnancy, "Papa Don't Preach," and proved her range, from the dark ballad "Live to Tell" to the Latin kitsch of "La Isla Bonita."

Slant Magazine

Time stamped with '80s-era keyboard and drum synths, True Blue, though chockfull of hits, is the most dated of Madonna's albums.


Madonna's third album, the highest selling album from a female artist of the entire decade and one of the overall best selling albums of all time, is perhaps the singers most artful performance yet. Penned as a love letter to her then husband Sean Penn, True Blue transcends the disco-esque flourishes of her previous two albums in turn for a more calculated synthpop sound that even bridged on straight up art-pop at points. Although not every song was a major success or her best work, the album ... read more


Papa Don't Preach: 11/10
Open Your Heart: 11/10
White Heat: 8.9/10
Live To Tell: 11/10
Where's The Party: 7.5/10
True Blue: 7.2/10
La Isla Bonita: 11/10
Jimmy Jimmy: 5.4/10
Love Makes The World Go Round: 7.6/10


Além de ser responsável por tornar a Madonna um ícone global, considero True Blue o melhor dela da década de 1980s ao invés do aclamado Like A Prayer por ter hits marcantes e o trabalho em si apresentar mais coerência (tbm por ser um disco mais descontraído e menos denso).

Claro, True Blue apresenta um conceito simples (que já tá muito saturado atualmente) e menos complexo que o LAP, mas o projeto em si é tão bem ... read more


tenho dependencia emocional nesse album


- Canciones Individuales (40%): 3.3/4
- Coherencia y Fluidez (30%): 2.3/3
- Impacto General (30%): 2.3/3

Nota final: 79 (7.92) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Decent)


* Papa Don't Preach : 100
* Open Your Heart : 100
* White Heat : 80
* Live To Tell : 95
* Where's The Party : 70
* True Blue : 100
* La Isla Bonita : 100
* Jimmy Jimmy : 65
* Love Makes The World Go Round : 80

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Added on: April 8, 2013