Put Your Hands All Over My Poll: The Madonna "Erotica" Poll

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Voted for "Deeper and Deeper," over "Bad Girl" and "Words."

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Deeper and Deeper 20
Rain 7
Erotica 6
Fever 1
Bye Bye Baby 1
Where Life Begins 1
Bad Girl 1
Why's It So Hard 1
In This Life 0
Words 0
Thief of Hearts 0
Waiting 0
Secret Garden 0


The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2009 01:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow. this is my favourite madonna album, and 'deeper and deeper' is my default favourite madonna track...so i guess it's that. though 'bad girl' is probably my favourite madonna ballad.

i love the persona she projects throughout this...ice so cold it burns. there's some great stuff in the ilx archives on this album, am too sleepy to go looking for it now though...

lex pretend, Friday, 27 March 2009 01:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

shout out for the closing double whammy, though. i don't think i've ever heard madonna sound as shellshocked and empty and angry as on 'in this life', and then 'secret garden' as this weird escapism following it, a retreat into her own mind and body.

lex pretend, Friday, 27 March 2009 01:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Love the collision of the block synth chords, piano, and Madonna's flat singing on "In This Life."

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2009 01:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Deeper and Deeper" is one of my favorite Madonna songs.

LeRooLeRoo, Friday, 27 March 2009 02:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

(This is the clean version tracklist, btw.)

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 27 March 2009 02:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Honestly could vote for nearly each of these tracks. Her best album evah, et al.

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 27 March 2009 02:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

(This is the clean version tracklist, btw.)

Why's it so hard to please one another?

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2009 02:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not that I can imagine all that many voting for "Did You Do It?"

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 27 March 2009 06:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

My favourites, in roughly descending order:

1) Deeper & Deeper - who finest song
2) Bad Girl - her finest ballad
3) Waiting - adore the production on this, its throbbing deepness, this is kinda the vibe Janet wanted to nail subsequently on the darker moments of Janet but it's done better here
4) Erotica - such a marvellous, eerie statement of intent. the production!

But really I love everything here, even "Words" which I used to think was a bit silly.

Tim F, Friday, 27 March 2009 06:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

The ILM lovefest over this album always bewilders me, and I actually consider myself a Madonna fan. It's one of my least favorite of her albums, down with Music.

The early 90s are a pop blindspot for me. Or deadspot, rather. Everything was so house-y and monotonous.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 March 2009 08:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess I'll go with Bad Girl, but I wouldn't rank it even in her top 5 ballads.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 March 2009 08:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Rain". But this is still perhaps her weakest album (well, apart from stuff like "I'm Breathless" and the pointless "Evita" soundtrack)

Geir Hongro, Friday, 27 March 2009 11:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

The early 90s are a pop blindspot for me. Or deadspot, rather. Everything was so house-y and monotonous.

And this is very OTM, and exactly what is wrong with "Erotica".

Geir Hongro, Friday, 27 March 2009 11:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ugh.

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 March 2009 14:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

It wouldn't feel right to have an Erotica thread without Geir chiming in about how bad it is. Consider the champagne bottle smashed,

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 27 March 2009 15:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 23 April 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Everything was so house-y and monotonous.

It wasn't house-y and monotonous enough!

I accidentally voted for "Bye Bye Baby" which I like but I meant to cast one more vote for "Deeper and Deeper," easily her best track of the 1990s.

But really I love everything here

Even "Why's It So Hard," Tim?

Kevin John Bozelka, Friday, 24 April 2009 01:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Even "Why's It So Hard," Tim?

I love the beat and synth strings -- of a piece with the lyrics. It's like second-tier Deee-Lite.

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 April 2009 01:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

What's good about house, really? Undynamic beats, pointless and clichéd diva riffing and cheap piano rolls. I can't think of any era of pop in the last 50 years I like less.

DiSTORTOTRON (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 April 2009 02:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

House is (was?) an era?

Kevin John Bozelka, Friday, 24 April 2009 03:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

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Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 April 2009 04:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

House is (was?) an era?

As far as actually getting Top 40 chart love and mass appeal? Approximately 1990-92.

DiSTORTOTRON (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 April 2009 05:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

"As far as actually getting Top 40 chart love and mass appeal? Approximately 1990-92."

NB. The US does not equal the whole world.

Also, based on "Undynamic beats, pointless and clichéd diva riffing and cheap piano rolls", I call sockpuppet.

Kevin, "Why's It So Hard" is a lesser track but its cheap piano roles and clichéd diva riffing appeal to me.

Tim F, Friday, 24 April 2009 07:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

The US does not equal the whole world.

Oh, soooooooory. I guess I should've specified it was a garbage era for US pop and r&b radio. Thankfully it was brief, except the next things that came along were post-New Jack Swing harmony groups and post-Grunge urgency rock and that was no better.

Basically, 1990-95 or so in the US was a TERRIBLE time for popular mainstream music.

DiSTORTOTRON (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 April 2009 09:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

"post-New Jack Swing harmony groups"

Woah, you hate that too???

Tim F, Friday, 24 April 2009 09:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Johnny Fever OTM

Geir Hongro, Friday, 24 April 2009 10:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Does rap count as popular?

Kevin Yates, Phys. Ed. (u s steel), Friday, 24 April 2009 13:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hating 1990-1992 pop radio, house and new jack across the board would seem to me a sad and miserable existence.

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 April 2009 14:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

scum of the earth

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Friday, 24 April 2009 14:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yes, pop radio between 1990-1992 paled in comparison to the glories of Daniel Ash, The Railway Children, and Jesus Jones.

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 April 2009 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jesus Jones >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> typical early 90s house-influenced dance-pop.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 24 April 2009 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

Deeper and Deeper may be one of my favorite songs of all time. It was one of the last songs where I got the sense that Madonna was having fun.

Nicodle Otago (Nicole), Friday, 24 April 2009 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

why you always have to be so rong-o, Hongro?

\m/ anger on stick \m/ (Ioannis), Friday, 24 April 2009 20:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Rain". But this is still perhaps her weakest album (well, apart from stuff like "I'm Breathless" and the pointless "Evita" soundtrack)

― Geir Hongro, Friday, March 27, 2009 7:16 AM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

The point was presumably to provide music for the movie "Evita".

Bill Magill, Friday, 24 April 2009 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 24 April 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I feel sorry for "Waiting", "Thief of Hearts" and "Secret Garden". I love all those tracks. The results make the album seem really lopsided, but I guess it really just points to the consensus surrounding "Deeper & Deeper".

Tim F, Friday, 24 April 2009 23:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't get the impression that madonna's having fun on 'deeper and deeper' at all

lex pretend, Saturday, 25 April 2009 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's what makes it great!

lex pretend, Saturday, 25 April 2009 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

When I first got this record, I pretty much only listened to "Deeper & Deeper" and the title track, so these results don't surprise me much. I did vote for "Fever," tho, for shitting all over a classic and being arrogantly housey and bleak.

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 April 2009 05:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah the version of "Fever" is surprisingly great! It's the most Erotica of all the songs on the album, which is oddly fitting.

(this would make an interesting thread: cover versions which, by dint of being a cover, somehow capture the vibe of an album better than all the original songs)

Tim F, Saturday, 25 April 2009 08:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"Where Life Begins" would've gotten my vote.

Monday Nite Tranny Party (The Brainwasher), Monday, 8 June 2009 21:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think that was mine.

Eazy, Monday, 8 June 2009 22:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

KISSING SOMEONE ELSE'S LIPS

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Some days I think 'Bad Girl' is her best song - today is one of those days!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 20:17 (six months ago) Permalink


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