Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814

Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
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Based on 5 reviews
1989 Ratings: #7 / 133
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Based on 128 ratings
1989 Ratings: #10
September 19, 1989 / Release Date
LP / Format
A&M / Label
R&B, Dance Pop / Genres
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Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 is an album of extremes. Somehow the album is more aggressive while more loving, more electronic but exceptionally human. She draws equally upon images of devotion and violence. The proximity of these two sentiments and the hard-hitting beats throughout the album makes for an endlessly engaging and snarling critique of America in the late 1980s. Instead of presenting music as an escape from the contemporary moment, Janet Jackson demonstrates the two are ... read more
Conscious, ambitious and intricate, Janet Jackson composes an absolute beast of an album in which incorporates some of the most essential elements of a successful R&B album; full of soul and passion, but still vividly presented through strong musicianship. That these tracks are socially aware and simultaneously catchy and groovy is a testament to the strength of this album. Easily one of the most underrated R&B albums I can think of, merely from an exposure standpoint, Janet Jackson ... read more
Vinte e nove anos depois e os temas abordados nesse disco ainda continuam tão atuais que até a maior artista da geração e fã assumida da Janet replicou o 'Rhythm Nation' em seu 'Lemonade'. Isso só mostra o quanto Janet é a uma artista a frente do seu tempo, tendo a coragem de fazer críticas sociais no final dos anos 80 enquanto outros artistas estavam cantando sobre relacionamentos ou tentando polemizar desesperadamente. O álbum ... read more
After the tremendous success of her previous album, Janet moved forward and achieved a mechanical miracle with her rhythm nation, wrapped in a luxurious but airtight production which, despite its social concept, leaves the listener to breath with difficulty.
9.0 out of 10
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Track List

  1. Interlude: Pledge
  2. Rhythm Nation
  3. Interlude: T.V.
  4. State of the World
  5. Interlude: Race
  6. The Knowledge
  7. Interlude: Let's Dance
  8. Miss You Much
  9. Interlude: Come Back
  10. Love Will Never Do (Without You)
  11. Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make)
  12. Alright
  13. Interlude: Hey Baby
  14. Escapade
  15. Interlude: No Acid
  16. Black Cat
  17. Lonely
  18. Come Back to Me
  19. Someday Is Tonight
  20. Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness
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