Janet Jackson

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Velvet Rope

  • Virgin

Co-produced by longtime Jackson collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, this follow-up to the multiplatinum janet is exhilarating. Not only does Ms. Jackson deliver a series of propulsive dance tracks, like ?Go Deep? and the raging ?What About,? she ventures into new, sexually-charged territory. Two cases in point: ?Empty? details an erotic virtual romance and the sizzling ?Free Xone? blasts homophobia. Artistically exceptional and completely engaging, the disc wasn't a big seller. Go figure.

? Kevin O'Hare

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