Madonna Is Back!
Pop music is an infinitely more lurid, maddening, fascinating and essential place with Madonna around. It's just a fact. We're thrilled then to celebrate the arrival of MDNA, her 12th (!!) album, by diving deep into both her new tunes and her seismic 1983 self-titled debut. We flash back to 1985, when Material Girls and Unusual Girls battled for supremacy. (Madge, of course, was arguably both.) We examine the long, lustrous legacy of meta dance-pop songs -- Dance Hits About Dancing, we call them. Plus we offer more great 2012 pop records and our Pop Hits station for when you finally get tired of Madonna. Ha, like that would ever happen.