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From Material Girl to Bad Girl
on 18 July 2005
Out of all Madonna's albums, this is one of my personal favourites. Lots of criticism during it's release, the new sex obsessed Madonna was an ideal target for the press to poke some objections at. Did she care? Did anyone else? As if. The opening track, 'Erotica' has a feel of 'Justify My Love', but in my opinion is better. 'Fever' is a good remake of the classic, however the video version is better than the album version. The highlights are definitely 'Bad Girl' (complete with the best video of Madonna's career and 'Deeper and Deeper', (a great dancefloor number).
There were what seemed like shed loads of singles released from the album, and all the releases were the best songs from the album. As well as the singles mentioned, 'Bye Bye Baby' (released in Germany & Australia) is a fantastically sarcastic song about wasting no time on ditching someone; 'Rain', one of Madonna's strongest vocal performances and a beautul ballad at that. The explicit version of the album has the rare track, 'Did You Do It?', a funked up version of 'Where Life Begins'.
All in all, a very sexy album, with attitude, emotion and fun.