Erotica goes back and forth with Bedtime Stories as my favorite Madonna album. To me when this album came out it was so different from anything she has ever done. It sounded real stripped down almost like playing a vinyl record, just like the opening of the song Erotica had surface noise of putting the needle on the vinyl. To me this album has really stood the test of time, my favorite tracks are Erotica, Words, Rain, Waiting, Bad Girl, Deeper and Deeper, Thief of Hearts and Bye Bye Baby. The only song on the album that i didn't like at first was Secret Garden but over time it grew on me. I remember the first time i listened to Where Life Begins I was completely in shock that she was actually singing a beautiful song about eating out another woman. I really think the whole Sex book and Body of Evidence movie ruined this album because there were so many great singles that could of been released but the public was so against her during this time period of her career. I really think her career took the most hits during this period from the media and many fans thought she had gone too far. I think if you listen to this album now without the whole Sex Book scandal then you will find that this was actually one of Madonna's best albums. This is one of the few albums that I listen to all the way through to this day. The thing that I love about Madonna is that every album sounded different from the last and that is why she has lasted so long in the biz.