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* AutoTune: Used during "Nobody's Perfect", "Die Another Day", and "Nobody Knows Me".

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* AutoTune: Used during "Nobody's Perfect", "Die Another Day", Day" and "Nobody Knows Me".


'''American Life''' is the 2003 album by Music/{{Madonna}}. It's one of her most controversial ventures due to its angry nature, experimental nature, and Political satire.

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'''American Life''' ''American Life'' is the 2003 album by Music/{{Madonna}}. It's one of her most controversial ventures due to its angry nature, experimental nature, and Political satire.


* FaceOnTheCover: A close-up of her face.

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* FaceOnTheCover: A close-up of her face.face done in the style of revolutionary Che Guevara.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Possibly Madonna's most grim album/era. Arguably one of the reasons it's so much of BaseBreaker

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Possibly Madonna's most grim album/era. Arguably one of the reasons it's so much of BaseBreaker

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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: "American Life" criticizes the AmericanDream. The original music video showed her throwing a hand grenade to a lookalike of US President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.

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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: "American Life" criticizes the AmericanDream.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. The original music video showed her throwing a hand grenade to a lookalike of US President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.


* AmericanDream: "American Life"
--> ''American life, I live the American Dream''
--> ''You are the best thing I've seen''
--> ''You are not just a dream''
--> ''(...) I'm just living out the American Dream''
--> ''And I just realized that nothing is what it seems''


It features "American Life", "Hollywood" and "Die Another Day", which was the theme song of the Franchise/JamesBond movie [[Film/DieAnotherDay of the same name]]. The first video for "American Life" was so controversial that Madonna ended up creating another one that was more friendly to the video networks that featured it.

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It features "American Life", "Hollywood" "Hollywood", and "Die Another Day", which was the theme song of the Franchise/JamesBond movie [[Film/DieAnotherDay of the same name]]. The first video for "American Life" was so controversial that Madonna ended up creating another one that was more friendly to the video networks that featured it.


* {{Bowdlerize}}: The first music video of "American Life" has a strong anti-war message with a lookalike of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush appearing, criticizing the then on-going wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This video caused a lot of uproar and was replaced with another video showing her singing "American Life" with several nation's flags behind her back.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: The first music video of "American Life" has a strong anti-war message with a lookalike of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush appearing, criticizing the then on-going wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This video caused a lot of uproar and was replaced with another video showing her singing "American Life" with several nation's nations' flags behind her back.


* AutoTune: Used during "Nobody's Perfect", "Die Another Day" and "Nobody Knows Me".
* BoastfulRap: A sorta of ironic and surreal one happens on "American Life". In which she raps about the privileges she has and sarcastically demands more.

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* AutoTune: Used during "Nobody's Perfect", "Die Another Day" Day", and "Nobody Knows Me".
* BoastfulRap: A sorta sort of ironic and surreal one happens on "American Life". In Life", in which she raps about the privileges she has and sarcastically demands more.


* HeavyMeta[=/=]ThisIsASong: "American Life"

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* HeavyMeta[=/=]ThisIsASong: HeavyMeta: "American Life"


* DyeHard: Madonna's dark hair in the "American Life" video was apparently because she associates her darker hair with a more tone serious like with Music/LikeAPrayer.

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* DyeHard: Madonna's dark hair in the "American Life" video was apparently because she associates her darker hair with a more tone serious tone like with Music/LikeAPrayer.


* NewSoundAlbum: Very muck so. A mix of electronic, folk, gospel, rock, and pop makes for a strange sounding record.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Very muck much so. A mix of electronic, folk, gospel, rock, and pop makes for a strange sounding record.

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* LocationSong: "Hollywood", about the hollowness and glitter of the life there.


* DyeHard: Madonna's dark hair in the "American Life" video was apparently because she associates her darker hair with a more serious like with Music/LikeAPrayer.

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* DyeHard: Madonna's dark hair in the "American Life" video was apparently because she associates her darker hair with a more tone serious like with Music/LikeAPrayer.

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