Like a Prayer

Madonna - Like a Prayer
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 214 ratings
1989 Ratings: #9
March 21, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire, Warner Bros. / Label
Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
Madonna displays a commanding sense of songcraft, making this her best and most consistent album.
90
Slant Magazine

Like a Prayer found the pop singer coming-of-age with a collection of pop confections layered with live instrumentation, sophisticated arrangements, deeply felt lyrics, and a stronger, more assured vocal.

75
Entertainment Weekly
The gospel-infused title track demonstrates that her writing and performing had been raised to heavenly new heights. And if little else here soars to that level, at least ”Oh Father” sees her beginning to write her autobiography in song.
70
Rolling Stone

Like a Prayer is proof not only that Madonna should be taken seriously as an artist but that hers is one of the most compelling voices of the Eighties.

kimseohyun
89
A true milestone in POP music. Like a Prayer is the highlight of Madonna's career along with Ray of Light. Everything on the album makes sense, from the lyrics to the arrangements.
musicmagpie55
88
The epic finale of Madonna's first decade. Like a Prayer is dripping with catchy hooks, infectious beats, and iconic lyrics. The fact that the first two songs are 'Like a Prayer' into 'Express Yourself' is mind-boggling to me as they both help define the entire decade. While it doesn't have the tightness of her later albums, Like a Prayer is the most fun and the best to pull out for a party, people will think it is the greatest hits! 'Dear Jessie' is probably my favorite underrated song from ... read more
ACHTUNGBLUE
90
Madonna se consagrou de vez na indústria com esse disco, todas as faixas impecáveis, composições marcantes e sem dúvidas o álbum mais pessoal de sua discografia. Um marco na música.
APOLONICA
100
Original Score: 100/100 = 100/100

I know why Madonna is the queen of pop, for this majestic work.

1. Like A Prayer (102)
2. Express Yourself (102)
3. Love Song (92)
4. Till Death Do Us Part (100)
5. Promise To Try (100)
6. Cherish (102)
7. Dear Jessie (100)
8. Oh Father (102)
9. Keep It Together (96)
10. Spanish Eyes (100)
11. Act Of Contribution (102)
100
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Track List

  1. Like a Prayer
  2. Express Yourself
  3. Love Song (with Prince)
  4. Till Death Do Us Part
  5. Promise to Try
  6. Cherish
  7. Dear Jessie
  8. Oh Father
  9. Keep It Together
  10. Spanish Eyes
  11. Act of Contrition 
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