Madonna (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead album)

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Madonna
Studio album by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Released October 19, 1999
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative rock,[1] indie rock,[1] noise rock
Length 45:28
Label Merge Records
Producer Mike McCarthy
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead chronology
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
(1998)
Madonna
(1999)
Source Tags & Codes
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars Feb '00, p. 76-7
Melody Maker 4.5/5 stars May, 30 '00, p. 56
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[2]
Q 3/5 stars Aug '00, p. 96
Spin (8/10) Mar '00, p. 151

Madonna is the second studio album by the American band ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. It was released on October 19, 1999 by Merge Records.[3]

Background and production[edit]

The cover art features a Hindu goddess painting by Conrad Keely called Portrait of Kali. The back art is another painting, Tribute to Ed Wicklander by James Neslo, a nod to a Seattle-based sculptor.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "And You Will Know Them..." – 0:31
  2. "Mistakes & Regrets" – 3:46
  3. "Totally Natural" – 4:16
  4. "Blight Takes All" – 4:43
  5. "Clair de Lune" – 3:26
  6. "Flood of Red" – 3:53
  7. "Children of the Hydra's Teeth" – 1:22
  8. "Mark David Chapman" – 4:10
  9. "Up from Redemption" – 0:22
  10. "Aged Dolls" – 7:17
  11. "The Day the Air Turned Blue" – 1:03
  12. "A Perfect Teenhood" – 5:17
  13. "Sigh Your Children"† – 5:22 (contains a hidden track)

† Sometimes named "Sigh Your Relief" on international releases

Track information[edit]

"Totally Natural" is about Hollywood actors who also play in rock bands.[5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Madonna - ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Schreiber, Ryan (October 1999). "And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Madonna". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Merge Records ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead". Mergerecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ Liner notes of album (ID 036172947126)
  5. ^ Sean Moeller (2008-03-03). "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead". Daytrotter. Retrieved 2009-06-11.