Monday, November 12 2001
As it stands, it’s the best summary of Madonna’s second decade as a performer we’re going to get—at least until a massive box set appears.
Bands like Green Day are truly the heirs of punk, not because they emerged from a real independent, D.I.Y. scene, but because they’ve maintained the style and attitude that make punk so appealing.
Maybe it's not your fault that you lost your nerve and made an extremely safe album. Maybe you were been talked into it by the Estefans. Their fingerprints are all over this record.
Whereas experience has reinforced the stubbornness of Paul McCartney's devotion to romantic love, it has humbled Mick Jagger, confronting him with his own frailty, weakness and, ultimately, mortality.