Madonna - Erotica
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1992 Ratings: #180 / 362
User Score
Based on 606 ratings
1992 Ratings: #59
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

Marking the start of Madonna’s dark period, Erotica is the patent-leather showcase for her most forbidding and challenging dance cuts.

80
Rolling Stone
It took Madonna ten years, but she finally made the record everyone has accused her of making all along.
80
Slant Magazine
The albumโ€™s unsexiness says more about the mentality of the early โ€˜90s than any other musical document of its time.
60
AllMusic

While it didn't set the charts on fire like her previous albums, the ambitious Erotica contains some of Madonna's best and most accomplished music, even if it runs a bit long.

60
Q Magazine

Erotica comes up seriously schizoid. Simultaneous brilliance and baloney from the same team and all within the broad dance idiom. Madonna mixed up? The signs are that, once she's popped her kit back on and realised we like her for herself, it'll all turn out nicely.

melencholysumme
97

oh i’ve been waiting to get to this album for a while now, and now here we are. this is one of the most sexy albums i’ve ever heard and the producer deserves to have their ass ate because WTF. i’m honestly impressed, my expectations (which were already high) were exceeded completely. this is madonnas magnum opus in my opnion, everything came together and i loved all the tracks.
- i will never understand why this almost ended her career, her most iconic work to date
favs: ... read more

grantsantino
89

๐„๐‘๐Ž๐“๐ˆ๐‚๐€
Erotica - 9.0
Fever - 10.0
Bye Bye Baby - 9.5
Deeper and Deeper - 10.0
Where Life Begins - 8.9
Bad Girl - 10.0
Waiting - 9.0
Thief of Hearts - 8.5
Words - 9.5
Rain - 10.0
Why's it so Hard - 8.9
In This Life - 8.9
Secret Garden - 8.0

musicmagpie55
85

The more time I spend with this album, the more the contours of the album reveal to be extremely thoughtful and provocative beyond explicit.

This year has decided to end in a blaze of drama. I am still listening to music (and working on some larger projects) but am having to deal with the realities of life. Madonna helps make that drama a little easier to deal with.

Please take care of yourself at all costs. Find music that makes you smile and inspire hope as much as music that understands ... read more

cstuart
72

Somewhat overrated

JonasFernandes
95

*REVIEW COMEMORATIVA DE 30 ANOS DO ALBUM*

Se tem um album da Rainha do Pop que do qual me marcou profundamente é definitivamente o controverso 'Erotica', e apesar de ser um album deverás sensual e instigante, o kama sutra musical da Rainha se mostra muito mais que apenas um album que explora temas sexuais, sendo na verdade um album confessional e bastante politizado, 'Erotica' até hoje se mantém em minha concepção como o maior grito por liberdade de ... read more

madonnastan33
87

Thief Of Hearts is so funny

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Track List

1Erotica
5:18
92
2Fever
5:00
91
3Bye Bye Baby
3:56
83
4Deeper and Deeper
5:33
95
5Where Life Begins
5:57
88
6Bad Girl
5:23
89
7Waiting
5:46
87
8Thief of Hearts
4:51
87
9Words
5:55
83
10Rain
5:28
93
11Why's It So Hard
5:23
85
12In This Life
6:23
87
13Did You Do It?
4:54
70
14Secret Garden
5:32
85
Total Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes
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Added on: February 23, 2014