87) Armond White Music Review of The Janet Jackson album janet. and the Madonna Erotica album -1993-
“…the greatest tradition of African-American writing–especially erotica is the sex song. Madonna knows this; Black erotica is the impulse behind Erotica (Maverick/Sire Records), her best album or, as
Richard Torres says, her first album. And Janet Jackson’s new album, janet. (Virgin Records), comes out of the entire taken-for-granted tradition of Black public discourse on sexuality–the pop record. The album title itself is a…”
To read more of Armond White’s take on Janet Jackson’s janet. album and Madonna’s Erotica album, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.