Review: Madonna's MDNA Is a Revenge Album Against Guy Ritchie

Entertainment Mar. 27, 2012 AT 8:17AM
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Us Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars

At age 53, all Madonna wants to do is dance. That, and take down her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie!

The icon's eight year marriage to the Sherlock Holmes director, 43, ended bitterly in 2008. One year later, she opened up to Rolling Stone about their relationship, which she admitted was "challenging." (In fact, had their marriage not come to an end, the singer said she might have "thrown [herself] off a building.")

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Currently, Madonna is happily dating dancer Brahim Zaibat, 24. She and Ritchie share custody of their sons, Rocco, 11, and David Banda, 6, whom they adopted from Malawi.

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As for her 12th studio CD? It's an intense set of pumping synth-pop ("I'm Addicted") and electronic dubstep (the fierce "Gang Bang"). But the real sting comes from the tracks' barbs, not beats.

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"Didn't have a prenup," she bemoans in "I Don't Give A." And on the blistering "Love Spent," she cracks, "Would you have married me if I were poor?"

Seems like M got the last word. (Interscope, out Monday, 3/26)

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