Blue Madonna

BØRNS - Blue Madonna
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #647 / 722
User Score
Based on 192 ratings
2018 Ratings: #644
January 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Northern Transmissions
Fun but deep, the album is one that will make you smile and want to jump on the ride again and again.
70
AllMusic

Exploring new directions with experimental confidence, an ever-playful BØRNS takes the necessary steps in artistic maturation on Blue Madonna, a worthy and satisfying follow-up for the mischievous Lothario.

60
The Guardian

Its influences result in a record that is full of hypnotic melodies and easy charm, but you couldn’t claim Blue Madonna heralds the birth of a particularly distinctive talent.

60
The Observer

There are moments of transporting brilliance, particularly during Iceberg, Tension and Blue Madonna, but Borns’s best work is surely still to come.

60
GIGsoup
His androgynous vocal flexibility and gushing melodies can be distinct, but the lack of meaningful songwriting and emotional depth suggests he has more to offer. Børns musical footprint has been stamped firmly down, but this album doesn’t clinch it.
57
Pitchfork
The second album from the rapidly ascendent synth-pop star Garrett Borns offers more of the same: great ideas constrained in songs that rarely allow them to come to fruition.
FearFlour
NR
Why does Gucci even make suits? You gonna wear Gucci to a funeral? To work? I'm confused help
MrMclainy
42
This shit is so nauseating and lame.
Raincoat
54
BØRNS' debut "Dopamine" drew a lot of comparisons from listeners to the works of Lana Del Rey, and no doubt will his second full-length be viewed in much the same light: "Blue Madonna" is heavily focused on creating a dense atmosphere of blurry synths and reverb-soaked vocals, and the Languid Lady even contributes guest vocals to two of the tracks. To call him simply "The Male Lana" is a little reductive – the warped pop-rock of "Faded Heart" ... read more
zeyadreda
55
if i ever returned back here i will always remember sweet dreams, the record isn't bad, i just loved sweet dreams more than the rest, but still the record isn't really good either.
holsgr
55
☆☆ ~ Relatively tolerable album, but flawed too. I don't connected so much with it.
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Track List

  1. God Save Our Young Blood
  2. Faded Heart
  3. Sweet Dreams
  4. We Don't Care
  5. Man
  6. Iceberg
  7. Second Night of Summer
  8. I Don't Want U Back
  9. Tension (Interlude)
  10. Supernatural
  11. Blue Madonna
  12. Bye-bye Darling
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