Blue Madonna

BØRNS - Blue Madonna
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #690 / 791
User Score
Based on 215 ratings
2018 Ratings: #905
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January 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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Northern Transmissions
Fun but deep, the album is one that will make you smile and want to jump on the ride again and again.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
Why does Gucci even make suits? You gonna wear Gucci to a funeral? To work? I'm confused help
This shit is so nauseating and lame.
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
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.
For a good amount of time, prior to the release of this album, Borns was my favourite artist. His Dopamine album was just so memorable and fun. So much so that I pre-ordered this album, have a signed lithography set and a pair of "Blue Madonna" socks. That being said, this album is in no regard bad, far from it. Some of the cuts on here are really great, "Faded Heart" is a great pop-rock song that I absolutely loved in the lead up to it releasing. The songs that follow; ... read more
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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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Added on: December 13, 2017