Somehow I underestimated Madonna (I mean, you heard Hard Candy...) and with her currently working with clown car escapees like M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj it kind of had my side-eye in a twitch. Still this song is good. Even better than good. I heard it in demo passing, but hearing it now in full polished form I have to say that Madonna oddly excels at doing slower-tempos. Though I hear a lot of parallels to ballads past ("Take A Bow", "The Power Of Goodbye", and of Who's That Girl's underrated, "The Look Of Love"), I'd still like to add "Masterpiece" to another exhibit of how Madonna can pull off a dreamy ballad with lots of effectiveness. Madonna has often been in desire to be in the throws of the A-List acting elite, but what she does best is right here on this song.
Madonna - Masterpiece