`I’ll Never Be an Angel’: Stories of Deception in Madonna’s Music

From this perspective, our personal responses to Madonna Ciccone, be they pleasurable, repugnant, or indifferent, are constructed upon a sense of cultural imagination. And, ultimately, we need to get to grips with our own complex historical, ethnic, and gendered identities to adequately critique the effect of pop music. However broad the generality of such a function might be, there are two critical musicological concerns at stake: first, the task of correlating musical sounds and gender and identity as social circumstances, and, second, the need to shift from stultified pure musical description into the sphere of analysing it in parallel to ideological expression and attitude

`I’ll Never Be an Angel’: Stories of Deception in Madonna’s Music

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