Like a Prayer

Madonna - Like a Prayer
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1989 Ratings: #18 / 135
User Score
Based on 398 ratings
1989 Ratings: #7
Liked by 18 people
March 21, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sire, Warner Bros. / Label
Pop / Genres
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Madonna displays a commanding sense of songcraft, making this her best and most consistent album.
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.

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.
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.

Arguably her most personal piece of work, Like A Prayer transcended Madonna from being a monumental pop star to a pop goddess

Best Tracks:
Keep It Together (favorite)
Pray for Spanish Eyes
Oh Father
Like A Prayer
Express Yourself
If you take a deeper look down to history, Madonna was desperate about a marriage ending, the 30’s arrival (age that her mother died) and to prove herself she was a real respectful mature singer and producer. These agonies created a consistent album full of guitar riffs and great choruses. The title track is a piece of art that finally killed the material girl persona, mixing gospel music and great pop and then liturgical and sexual lyrics. Express Yourself tells all women to respect ... read more
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
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.
Like A Prayer marca sendo o quarto album de estúdio da rainha do pop Madonna, esse album é considero por um grande público como a "Bíblia do Pop", essa obra marca por ser um album pessoal, onde Madonna expõe suas marcas da vida para seus fãs e o público geral em um som muito bem planejado e atrativo, um album que mostra o que é ser Madonna.
É louvável quando um artista se dispõe a falar sobre suas cicatrizes, ... read more
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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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Added on: April 8, 2013