No More Hinting: Madonna’s “Erotica”

Madonna Ciccone is many things to many people, but the reason she matters is that she’s fearless. After pushing boundaries throughout the 80s she took it to another level with Erotica (1992). The established coy sexuality of female pop stars went out the window and was replaced by wanton sexuality. Co-released with her explicit book, Sex, and arguably the raunchiest record launch party in history, the record ruffled some feathers, to say the least. Billboard gathers the principals on the 25th anniversary to go over how the project came together as well as the aftermath.

Madonna’s ‘Erotica’ Turns 25: An Oral History of the Most Controversial ’90s Pop Album

Billboard.com, 10.20.17