The Velvet Rope

Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1997 Ratings: #41 / 77
User Score
Based on 279 ratings
1997 Ratings: #9
Liked by 12 people
October 7, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin / Label
R&B, Pop / Genres
janetjackson.com / Website
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JayCrackers
86
Okay, way too many interludes and although I do find interludes can be quite beneficial to an overall record most of the time much like here i feel it slows down or halts my experience of the record. However, every other track slaps hard for one of the most smoothiest and greatest 90's Contemporary R&B

Track Review

Interlude: Twisted Elegance 7/10
Velvet Rope 9.5/10
You 9/10
Got 'Til It's Gone 10/10
Interlude: Speaker Phone 7.5/10
My Need 9/10
Interlude: Fasten Your Seatbelts 7/10
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CRJPopGod
91
If someone told me 'Empty' was released this decade i wouldn't even dare to say the contrary. It sounds like a b side straight from 'Take Me Apart' by Kelela, one of my favorite albums of all time.. 'The Velvet Rope' is a underappreciated forward thinking piece of art. Glad i'm now aware of it's existence, and also i'm starting Janet's discography sometime this year.

Favorites: The Velvet Rope, Got Til It's Gone, My Need, Go Deep, Free Xone, Together Again, Empty, What About, Tonight's The ... read more
LukasLima
90
* Interlude - Twisted Elegance (NA)
* Velvet Rope (10/10)
* You (9/10)
* Got 'Til It' Gone (8.5/10)
* Interlude - Speaker Phone (NA)
* My Need (8/10)
* Interlude - Fasten Than Seatbelts (NA)
* Go Deap (10/10)
* Free Xone (10/10)
* Interlude - Memory (NA)
* Together Again (10/10)
* Interlude - Online (NA)
* Empty (8/10)
* Interlude - Full (NA)
* What About (9/10)
* Everytime (10/10)
* Tonight's The Night (8.5/10)
* I Get Lonely (8.5/10)
* Rope Burn (9/10)
* Anything (8/10)
* Interlude - Sad ... read more
kimseohyun
93
É simplesmente uma das coisas mais lindas que já ouvi em toda a minha vida. É lindo, minimalista e artístico. Janet Jackson reafirma que não é apenas a irmã de Michael Jackson, ela é a mrs. Janet!
Musicalmente, o álbum é inteiramente r&b com alguns flertes no pop dos anos 90, o que o torna ainda mais rico em diversidade, apesar de ser um álbum homogêneo.
LucasGranado
98
Janet reinventa o R&B e cria o que viria a ser um novo ritmo contemporâneo com um toque bjorkiano, fonte de inspiração para uma geração inteira com destaque em Frank Ocean, FKA Twigs e SZA. Um álbum sobre empoderamento quando nem se sabia o que era isso que despe uma das maiores e injustiçadas artistas que já pisaram na terra.
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Track List

  1. Interlude: Twisted Elegance
  2. Velvet Rope
  3. You
  4. Got 'Til It's Gone
  5. Interlude: Speaker Phone
  6. My Need
  7. Interlude: Fasten Your Seatbelts
  8. Go Deep
  9. Free Xone
  10. Interlude: Memory
  11. Together Again
  12. Interlude: Online
  13. Empty
  14. Interlude: Full
  15. What About
  16. Every Time
  17. Tonight's the Night
  18. I Get Lonely
  19. Rope Burn
  20. Anything
  21. Interlude: Sad
  22. Special
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