Artist: Janet Jackson

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Album:Damita Jo

Damita Jo

Janet Jackson

On her eighth studio album, Damita Jo—the title lifted from her middle name—Janet Jackson teams up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis once again on what is perhaps the most feverish album in her two decade long career. Whether she’s taking the listener on a torrid excursion in the four song island suite, or boasting of her sexual prowess on “Sexhibition’s” word games lyrics, where she tells fans “relax, it’s just sex,” the singer tries hard—maybe too hard—to establish herself as a sexual avatar with portfolio. But in “Strawberry Bounce,” she seems more like a…

Album:All for You

All for You

Janet Jackson

Unlike those other members of her family, Janet Jackson’s albums are still worth waiting for. The best parts of All for You, her first disc since 1997’s The Velvet Rope, continue to display the first-class pop-R&B talent who broke through decisively in the mid-’80s with “What Have You Done for Me Lately” and “Nasty.” Jackson’s longtime cohorts Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are of course on board, and the production-writing trio demonstrates its mastery of everything from dirty funk (“You Ain’t Right”) to peppy, radio-perfect (“Come on Get Up” and 2000’s…

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