A to Z Best 90s Albums: The Velvet Rope

V is for The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

This is a standout album from Jackson’s discography.

Here are all the singles as a reminder of how great it is.

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 BabyBlissed OutConscienceDebutEroticaFoxbase AlphaGarbageHomogenicI do not want what I haven’t gotjanet.Kylie MinogueListen Without Prejudice Vol. 1Maverick A Strike99.9FOdelayPlayThe Martyr MantrasHappinessSkin, True Spirit, UK Blak

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