We gave it a B
Forget the garish video. Instead, head for the radio, where this fearless single comes alive. Harder than ”Ray of Light,” ”Music” drenches her in French techno, and it’s a perfect fit. Her voice no longer has the girlishness of ”Holiday” — a period this track yearns to evoke — but her heart and feet remain in the right place.
Producer Mirwais whomps out a rigid beat and peppers it with electrofunk squiggles, and Madonna responds with her most throwaway lyrics in years — ”Music makes the people come together,” indeed. But this isn’t about deep thoughts, just deep beats, and again, Madonna’s astute trendiness prevails.