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Janet Jackson - Janet - Cd
Why is Janet Jackson's Janet the best Michael Jackson album since Thriller and the best Madonna album since..., well, since ever? Perhaps it's because Michael's kid sister is the only one of these three aerobic video stars with enough smarts to realize that sex, hooks, and beats are all that matter in this field of lightweight dance pop. Or perhaps it's because the sexuality Janet radiates through her sweet melodies and hip-tugging grooves is so much more credible than Michael's arrested prepubescence or Madonna's nothing-personal-just-business comeons. After her embarrassing posture as a sociocultural analyst on 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet has returned to her strength--using her odd mix of girlishness and maturity to make dance numbers about personal relationships ring exceptionally true. Even so, the 75-minute, 27-track Janet doesn't really work as an album; there's too much filler and the between-song transitions quickly grow tiresome. The album is full of killer singles, though, starting with such proven cuts as the extremely slinky "That's the Way Love Goes" and rock-guitar-driven "If," and featuring such future hits as the Prince-like "This Time," the Motown-like "Because of Love," the breathy ballad "Where Are You Now" and the inspired Stax cover, "What'll I Do. --Geoffrey Himes
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You have songs like "That's The Way Love Goes" which gives you that smooth R&B vibe. Makes you just want to sit back and chill and listen to the music just like in the music video for this song. My favorite songs and the standout tracks on this album are "That's The Way Love Goes","You Want This", "If", definitely "This Time"; I was very impressed by the composition and production on this song, the violins,guitars,and how everything was arranged is amazing. Definitely one of Janet's best songs she's done. Also "Funky Big Band","New Agenda","Where Are You Now", and "Whoops Now" which is a bonus track on this album so you won't see it on the back of the album cover.
I would definitely recommend this album to anyone especially if you're a Janet fan. This is a must have in your collection of classic albums because this definitely is another classic album by Miss Janet. They don't make albums like anymore which is very sad. I hope I helped someone in making the decision to purchase this album because you definitely should.
JANET, her 1993 release, came out following RHYTHM NATION, released just three years before. The sound of this album was the birth of a new, more sexy, more outspoken Janet. RHYTHM NATION already demonstrated her strong ability to lead audiences down the path of social justice, inequalities and cool, romantic ballads. JANET is raw, we hear her purr over hot dance mixes ("If" with sample from The Supremes, "Throb," "Satisfaction" with sample from Rolling Stones, to name a few), beautiful ballads ("Again," "Where Are You Now," "The Body That Loves You," "Any time, Any Place"). This is definitely a more mature Janet who knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to lay it on the line. One of my personal favorites on this album is "This Time," a great breakup song, with opera diva Kathleen Battle, singing a wonderful hook.
Totally a winner.