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    1. "Interlude: Morning"
    2. "That's the Way Love Goes"
    3. "Interlude: You Know..."
    4. "You Want This"
    5. "Interlude: Be a Good Boy..."
    6. "If"
    7. "Interlude: Back"
    8. "This Time" (featuring soprano by Kathleen Battle)
    9. "Interlude: Go On Miss Janet"
    10. "Throb"
    11. "What'll I Do"
    12. "Interlude: The Lounge"
    13. "Funky Big Band"
    14. "Interlude: Racism"
    15. "New Agenda" (featuring rap by Chuck D)
    16. "Interlude: Love Pt. 2"
    17. "Because of Love"
    18. "Interlude: Wind"
    19. "Again"
    20. "Interlude: Another Lover"
    21. "Where Are You Now"
    22. "Interlude: Hold On Baby"
    23. "The Body That Loves You"
    24. "Interlude: Rain"
    25. "Any Time, Any Place"
    26. "Interlude: Are You Still Up"
    27. "Sweet Dreams"

    Janet (stylized as janet.) is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on May 18, 1993 by Virgin Records. Prior to its release, Jackson was at the center of a high-profile bidding war over her recording contract. In 1991, her original label A&M sought to renew her contract, while others, such as Atlantic, Capitol, and Virgin all vied to sign her. After meeting with Virgin owner Richard Branson, she signed with the label for a $40 million contract, making her the world's then-highest paid musical act.

    The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with the largest first week sales in history for a female artist at the time. It became Jackson's third consecutive album to top the chart, as well as reaching the number one position in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Certified sixfold platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and is one of the world's best-selling albums. It cemented her as an international icon and sex symbol, and is listed by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 200 Definitive Albums of All Time.


    It was always my least favorite of the big four but currently i'm really into it here's my rating:


    That's the Way Love Goes - 9/10
    You Want This - 10/10
    If - 10/10
    This Time - 10/10
    Throb - 10/10
    What'll I Do- 8/10
    Funky Big Band - 10/10
    New Agenda - 8/10
    Because of Love - 8/10
    Again - 10/10
    Where Are You Now - 10/10 ( prefer the remix on janet. remixed)
    The Body That Loves You - 5/10
    Any Time, Any Place - 8/10
    Whoops Now - 10/10
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    That's The Way Love Goes
    0.00%
    0
    You Want This
    3.23%
    1
    If
    0.00%
    0
    This Time
    6.45%
    2
    Throb
    3.23%
    1
    What'll I Do
    3.23%
    1
    Funky Big Band
    3.23%
    1
    New Agenda
    0.00%
    0
    Because of Love
    6.45%
    2
    Again
    3.23%
    1
    Where Are You Now
    12.90%
    4
    The Body That Loves You
    9.68%
    3
    Any Time, Any Place
    9.68%
    3
    Whoops Now!
    38.71%
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  • #2
    That's the Way Love Goes - 10/10
    You Want This - 6/10
    If - 10/10
    This Time - 10/10
    Throb - 3/10
    What'll I Do- 7/10
    Funky Big Band - 5/10
    New Agenda - 10/10
    Because of Love - 10/10
    Again - 10/10
    Where Are You Now - 10/10
    The Body That Loves You - 5/10
    Any Time, Any Place - 8/10
    Whoops Now - 10/10
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    • #3
      This album never gets enough love...but I guess in comparison to the albums it is stuck between (released wise) it's kinda average.

      I was always confused with the amount of interludes though.

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      • #4
        That's the Way Love Goes 10
        You Want This 10
        If 10
        This Time 10 (so epic, though! )
        Throb 10
        What'll I Do 9 (I think this is really underrated)
        Funky Big Band 10
        New Agenda 10
        Because of Love 9
        Again 10
        Where Are You Now? 10 (lovely!)
        The Body That Loves You 7 (the filler of the album and it seems like people agree... Too long and repetitive, overstays its welcome by about two minutes)
        Any Time, Any Place 10

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        Bonuses:

        Whoops Now 9 (always felt that this was very poppy for Janet)
        And On And On 10
        70's Love Groove 9
        One More Chance 9

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        • #5
          I have this album

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          • #6
            Originally posted by biscuits
            I have this album
            Well...of course you do. I would expect the biggest JJ stan on here to have all of ha albums.

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            • #7
              Brilliant album! This made me discover Janet! I can still remember when "Whoops Now" was so popular!

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              • #8
                Janet's love of interludes went a bit far on this album.

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                • #9
                  Where Are You Now >>>>>

                  What I'll Do <<<<<<<

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                  • #10
                    This album made me a fan of Janet
                    | Ciara | Beyoncé | Janet | Toni | Kelly R | Leona | Tinashe | Whitney | Brandy | Monica | Tevin | Mariah | Britney | Tamia |

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SocietysBoy
                      Where Are You Now >>>>>

                      What I'll Do <<<<<<<

                      Oh yes What I´ll do !!

                      and This Time !!

                      great album
                      But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever
                      and don't forget the joker

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                      • #12
                        My favourite Janet album along with All For You and The Velvet Rope. I'll try to discover her earlier material soon.
                        Cha Cha Instructor

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                        • #13
                          That's The Way Love Goes 10
                          You Want This 8
                          If 10
                          This Time 8
                          Throb 9
                          What'll I Do 4
                          Funky Big Band 9
                          New Agenda 8
                          Because of Love 10
                          Again 6
                          Where Are You Now 5
                          The Body That Loves You 7
                          Any Time Any Place 10
                          Whoops Now 6

                          A lot of brilliance, but some duds too.

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                          • #14
                            "If" is my favorite Janet song EVER.i just love how she sings the verses

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                            • #15
                              This album makes me miss Janet!

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                              • #16
                                This album is timeless. Janet needs to make a comeback ASAP.
                                You ain't gotta break down,
                                YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                                • #17
                                  I hated That's the Way Love Goes. But now I rediscovered both, the song and it's parent album. I LOOOOOVE Throb! And If is great too. Whoops Now will always be the first janet song I heard on radio... nostalgia! <3

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                                  • #18
                                    This album (like many of her albums) is so diverse! I wish I experienced it during the summer of 1993.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by biscuits
                                      I wish I experienced it during the summer of 1993.

                                      #1


                                      :(

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by DOSSOME
                                        "If" is my favorite Janet song EVER.i just love how she sings the verses
                                        'If' is my favourite song in life. I know it sounds like a cliche, but it literally became my favourite song ever from the very first time I heard it (which wasn't until January 2002)

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                                        • #21
                                          I actually experienced this, it was the first Janet era I experienced!

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                                          • #22
                                            You Want This >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Careers
                                            You ain't gotta break down,
                                            YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"

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                                            • #23
                                              Listening now!

                                              This album contains some of her most creative and experimental music: most notably This Time, but also the house-influenced Throb and the alternative-like What'll I Do (can I ask why many fans don't like this song?).

                                              The only unnecessary track for me is The Body That Loves You. I could do without it.

                                              The 1-2-3-4-5 punch of That's the Way Love Goes, You Want This, If, This Time and Throb totally slays. Go on gurl, miss Janet

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                                              • #24
                                                Okay, I'm listening to the b-sides now and the track list should have been as follows:

                                                1 That's the Way Love Goes
                                                2 You Want This
                                                3 If
                                                4 This Time
                                                5 Throb
                                                6 What'll I Do
                                                7 Funky Big Band
                                                8 And On And On
                                                9 New Agenda
                                                10 Because of Love
                                                11 Again
                                                12 Where Are You Now?
                                                13 70's Love Groove
                                                14 Any Time, Any Place

                                                The album is near perfect as it is, but the above makes for a faultless, thumping listen. As much as I like Funky Big Band, And On And On is the better uptempo and it brings more versatility to the album. I've warmed to The Body That Loves You tonight, but 70's Love Groove is saucy as hell and that and Any Time, Any Place would be perfect closures. I don't really understand why these two songs were left off the album. I like her cover of One More Chance but I can understand why it didn't make janet., whereas And On And On and 70's Love Groove are very clearly wasted opportunities.

                                                EDIT: Scratch removing Funky Big Band; I love it. It's incredible. But yeah, The Body That Loves You, even though I'm warming to it with each listen, can go.

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                                                • #25
                                                  This is definitely my favourite Janet album, I even prefer it to Rhythm Nation and The Velvet Rope (although those two are very close competition and All For You is not far off either). Musically, she was much more innovative than any other R&B female artist (even more than Aaliyah IMO), and the mix of elements in this album testifies to that fact. Damn, she had rock, dance, funky influences and even an operatic bridge in This Time

                                                  On top of that, no one sings with such a sultry voice as hers. The first intro followed by That's The Way Love Goes just makes me close my eyes and gets me all shivery She is THE sex.

                                                  We had the kind of night where morning comes too soon
                                                  We used the light from a flickering candle across the room
                                                  To make the kind of shadows that only one thing could make: Love

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