I've been so busy, it's hard to have time to do a long review. I didn't have this album and had to buy it. Though, I have had most of the songs in some form.
I have fallen in love with this album. This album was formed around dance, club music. When you think about it, Madonna's addiction was never sex. It was dance. It saw her through everything. Reading all the stories about her hanging out every night at Danceteria and always the center of attention,dancing all night, this album is the perfect reflection of young Madonna with her first album.. When I listen to this album, I see Madonna in the Lucky Star video the whole way through. I love that video. That era Madonna could show up today looking like she did and she would be edgier than most of the young popstars trying so very hard to be cool. There was such an edge and arrogance and confidence about her. When I listen to this album, what strikes me most is this album is simple in many of the beats, etc., and Madonna's voice is really in the forefront. There's no magic in the studio like nowdays and no heavy reverb or layered vocals that came on later and was so popular I think in the mid '80s. Her voice isn't polished in delivery; yet, that is the absolute charm to this album with her. To me, this album has a rawness to it that I like.
I have never liked Lucky Star. Though, it worked in Confessions. But after listening to this album, I now am addicted to that song right now. Where have I been all these years. It's a great song. Of course, Burning Up is a big favorite. Actually, it's my favorite. I can't really find a bad song on here for her debut album back in the '80s. One of my favorites is I Know It. I love Holiday just because I have always loved her performance of Holiday on the Blond Ambition tour and Drowned World Tour. Her infectious energy and her costume was gorgeous on her in Blond Ambition. So I kind of think of her like that when listening. Borderline is just a really beautifully crafted pop song.