V is for The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson
This is a standout album from Jackson’s discography.
Experimental. Emotive. Expressive. Deep. Dark. Delicate. The Velvet Rope is probably Janet’s most layered, complex and revealing album, full of sonic textures, chewy flavours and aural delights. It’s one big vibe. Standout tracks for me are Empty and I Get Lonely.
Released in 1997, The Velvet Rope explores darker themes than in her previous work, and the album is one of her most experimental and adventurous projects.
You can read a retrospective review of the album here at Slant.
Stream the album below!
More A to Z Best 90s Albums: Achtung Baby, Blissed Out, Conscience, Debut, Erotica, Foxbase Alpha, Garbage, Homogenic, I do not want what I haven’t got, janet., Kylie Minogue, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Maverick A Strike, 99.9F, Odelay, Play, The Martyr Mantras, Happiness, Skin, True Spirit, UK Blak
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