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  1. Omg, I'm gonna burn all my Nelly records now.... Oh wait... ?
  2. Any hope for Gambler, Dress You Up and Burning Up getting beefed up in a non-house mix way? They're not on the list, so I doubt they'll appear anyway.
  3. It looks like the tracks are being sequenced together as a seamless mix, from what I've glimpsed of the studio session photo with Mike Dean at his DAW.
  4. ? I'm shocked, so young. Wonder what happened. Rest in peace Jamie.
  5. I like the album a lot, and would say that for the best parts, along with Erotica and I'm Breathless, it could've done with real drums and percussion, juxtaposed with bass, keys and guitars, would've formed a great rhythm section and thus creating an authentic jazz album. The vocals are great and sound sincere and the writing as well as themes explored make for an introspective experience.
  6. There are a couple of 80s ones. Like A Virgin and Open Your Heart. They're writers' demos though. https://youtu.be/GsttxzlrHHI https://youtu.be/LbpqItgBGdo
  7. She didn't create those trends, she brought them into the mainstream. Either of those is an accomplishment for a commercial artist.
  8. It's Warner, not "Warners". It's like saying Sires, Interscopes or Mavericks. Where do folks keep getting that "s" from?
  9. You know what? So many great albums came out in 1992. Some of my favourite ones in fact. It was a truly unique time; grunge, shoegaze, stoner rock, sludge, britpop, industrial and indie were making huge strides and emerging as their own genres and blurring the lines between indie and mainstream. What Madonna was doing with Erotica was pretty brave; taking those underground sounds and making it commercial with the themes she wanted to explore, but it was still only a small fraction of what was going on in the musical landscape of 1992. Madonna's contribution to that zeitgeist shouldn't be ignored in terms of sexual politics and aesthetics, but I would question, musically, did Erotica have an equal impact? I think the title track itself is perhaps the most interesting song with its bassline, Eastern flavours and dominatrix themes. As with all Madonna albums, there are usual fillers sequenced between dance tracks, ballads and downtempo songs. The album explores genres such as new jack swing and deep bassy blues with the help of Andre Betts, but is let down by the laxed production by Shep Pettibone on other songs that make the album feel lackluster. Whilst Erotica is an album praised by many fans and does have its merits, for my tastes, it offers far too little for its total runtime of 75 minutes. For those curious about what else 1992 offered, here are some of my favourite releases: Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes Curve, Doppelganger Ride, Going Blank Again Tool, Opiate White Zombie, La Sexorcisto Jesus and Mary Chain, Honey's Dead Godflesh, Pure L7, Bricks Are Heavy The Cure, Wish Skinny Puppy, Last Rights Ministry, Psalm 69 Sonic Youth, Dirty Morrissey, Your Arsenal Morphine, Good NIN, Broken The Prodigy, Experience Siouxsie, Twice Upon A Time Nirvana, Insecticide
  10. I love her pre-fame vocals, her VT, WTG, BA, GS, DWT, RIT and CT vocals, SNL, Oscars 91 and a lot of others. So much energy and colour in those tones. When it comes to singers there are voices I like; Stevie Nicks, Marianne Faithful, Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith, Ian Curtis, Andrew Eldritch, Morrissey, Alice Cooper, Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, Shirley Manson... It's all about the tones, expression, the theatre of their vocal artistry. I'd listen to them recite the fucking alphabet because each one would be so unique and not depend on enhancements, pitch correction, retuning or any of that shit. It's their real voice. Madonna is best when she's at her most real and RAW!
  11. My goodness, so many PhDs here and close personal friends of Madonna ?
  12. I couldn't give a crap what Madonna or anyone else does, I just know I'm gonna have a fantastic year ?
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