COOCHIE SWELL: The Janet Jackson Discography Rate (RESULTS - #2 & WINNER!)

Favourite Janet album 1986-2001

  • Control

    Votes: 8 7.1%
  • Rhythm Nation 1814

    Votes: 29 25.9%
  • janet.

    Votes: 14 12.5%
  • The Velvet Rope

    Votes: 54 48.2%
  • All For You

    Votes: 7 6.3%

  • Total voters
    112
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Damita Jo,
Dunk,
Booty,
Mama Yoke,
Mrs. Jackson... "if ya nasty"


...

In 1981, Janet and her two older sisters LaToya and Rebbie had wanted to start their own musical group, but disagreements between the older sisters forced the group to disband before ever making a record. Although she was asked by her father Joseph to start a singing career, Janet was uncomfortable with being in the recording studio feeling she wasn't as talented vocally as her brothers, particularly brother Michael, who was becoming a pop superstar thanks to his albums, Off The Wall and Thriller.

Nonetheless, at the age of sixteen, she released her debut album simply called Janet Jackson though the teenager protested that her last name shouldn't be on the cover. Produced by soul singers Angela Winbush, Rene Moore and Leon Slyvers of the famed Slyvers family music group, the album reached #6 on the Billboard R&B album charts, and spent 45 weeks in the Top 50 and hit #63 on the Billboard Pop albums chart.

...and then came Control.

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Janet remains the only artist to be nominated in the Pop, R&B, Dance, Rock and Rap singles charts simultaneously at the Grammy Awards.


Janet led the way for many black females to break through in the pop music industry, long before 'Formation', there was 'Rhythm Nation'.



Singer, songwriter, producer, actress, dancer, performer, icon, nipple flasher, concert delayer, feminist and mother.


Janet Jackson.

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This rate ultimately is a celebration of the Control album turning 30, it was such a groundbreaking album in so many ways so what better way then to start a rate?!

I will be splitting this mammoth thing into two parts, this first part is a celebration of Janet's work from Control through to All For You...​







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Control

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Control
Nasty
What Have You Done For Me Lately
You Can Be Mine
The Pleasure Principle
When I Think Of You
He Doesn't Know I'm Alive
Let's Wait A While
Funny How Times Flies (When Your Having Fun)


Diamonds




Rhythm Nation 1814

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Rhythm Nation
State Of The World
The Knowledge
Miss You Much
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make)
Alright
Escapade
Black Cat
Lonely
Come Back to Me
Someday is Tonight


You Need Me
The Skin Game


The Best Things In Life Are Free (Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson)




janet.

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That's The Way Love Goes
You Want This
If
This Time
Throb
What'll I Do
Funky Big Band
New Agenda
Because Of Love
Again
Where Are You Now
The Body That Loves You
Any Time, Any Place
Whoops Now


70's Love Groove
On and On
One More Chance

Scream (Michael and Janet Jackson)



Design of A Decade

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Runaway
Twenty Foreplay



The Velvet Rope

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Velvet Rope
You
Got 'Til It's Gone (Feat Q-Tip)
My Need
Go Deep
Free Xone
Together Again
Empty
What About
Every Time
Tonight's The Night
I Get Lonely
Rope Burn
Anything
Special
Can't Be Stopped


God's Stepchild
Accept Me

What's it Gonna Be? (With Busta Rhymes)

Ask For More


All For You

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You Ain't Right
All For You
Come On Get Up
When We Oooo
China Love
Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Clean Version)
Would You Mind
Trust A Try
Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)
Truth
Someone To Call My Lover
Feels So Right
Doesn't Really Matter
Better Days


Who


- all songs are linked with either Spotify or YouTube.



Control

Control
Nasty
What Have You Done For Me Lately
You Can Be Mine
The Pleasure Principle
When I Think Of You
He Doesn't Know I'm Alive
Let's Wait A While
Funny How Times Flies (When Your Having Fun)

Diamonds


Rhythm Nation 1814

Rhythm Nation
State Of The World
The Knowledge
Miss You Much
Love Will Never Do (Without You)
Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make )
Alright
Escapade
Black Cat
Lonely
Come Back to Me
Someday is Tonight

You Need Me
The Skin Game


The Best Things In Life Are Free (Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson)

janet.

That's The Way Love Goes
You Want This
If
This Time
Throb
What'll I Do
Funky Big Band
New Agenda
Because Of Love
Again
Where Are You Now
The Body That Loves You
Any Time, Any Place
Whoops Now

70's Love Groove
On and On
One More Chance



Scream (Michael and Janet Jackson)


Runaway
Twenty Fourplay

The Velvet Rope

Velvet Rope
You
Got 'Til It's Gone (Feat Q-Tip)
My Need
Go Deep
Free Xone
Together Again
Empty
What About
Every Time
Tonight's The Night
I Get Lonely
Rope Burn
Anything
Special
Can't Be Stopped

God's Stepchild
Accept Me


What's it Gonna Be? (With Busta Rhymes)

Ask For More


All For You

You Ain't Right
All For You
Come On Get Up
When We Oooo
China Love
Love Scene (Ooh Baby) (Clean Version)
Would You Mind
Trust A Try
Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)
Truth
Someone To Call My Lover
Feels So Right
Doesn't Really Matter
Better Days

Who


You lot know what to do by now, rate the songs 0-10 (half-points included) and remember you have the one 11 to award your personal favourite, so choose wisely.

The voting closes in 6 weeks starting tomorrow, so please take your time and just enjoy the songs... and thank you!
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Absolutely marvelous. I have been prelistening for a few months now and my god this doesnot disappoint. Have to adjust my scoring table possibly.

I am new to the bsides and extra tracks so definitely here for that diamond (pun intended) in the treasure box that is her discography.
 
I think I already know what I'm going to 11 (though if I discover something that beats it, I will live), and what I'm probably going to get in trouble for. Excited for this!
 
Great work so far already @P'NutButter! I am ready for this, and think I have my 11 down. Can't vote on my favourite album yet, it constantly changes, so I'm going to do it scientifically, i.e. by best average.

...I also need to add just how pretty those album covers look together... poor second part of this rate!
 

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