Madita - Madita
For years I have been listening to the song "Ceylon" off of the self-titled 2005 release from Madita and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time I listen to it. However, when I sat down to listen to the full album, I've been drained of all motivation to listen to Madita for the next few months. One song truly does sum up this entire album and there is no point in listening to the entire album.
Madita starts off with its best song, which in my opinion was a mistake. "Ceylon" is a song that shows more of Madita's preference for dance music and the song is great. The samples are placed expertly and the beat, mixed with a unique melody on the piano makes me want to get up and dance on top of my computer chair. However, the rest of the album is just one long, monotonous song. Madita never shows her true vocal range in any songs, which makes me wonder if she has much of a vocal range in the first place. Her vocal melodies are always very monotone and flat and the mood of every song seems to be extremely mellow except for "Wannabe" and "Got" which still maintain the same boring vocal melody. One song that does redeem the album would be "Pushing." "Pushing" reverts back to the feel of "Ceylon." It is still mellow but the drum tracks follow an original beat and strings are incorporated which makes the song much easier to listen to.
Madita's 2005 self-titled release is a great album if you are listening to one song at a time, or if you were to walk into a Starbuck's and it was playing, you would probably be thoroughly impressed. As a full album though, it was hard to motivate myself to listen to the entire thing and I feel like I've just completed a chore after having done so. This is definitely one of those album's that you'd only want 1 or 2 songs from. My opinion, go on iTunes and buy "Ceylon" and "Pushing." Other than that, don't even bother sampling the rest.
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