|3. What Have You Done For Me Lately|
|4. You Can Be Mine|
|5. The Pleasure Principle|
|6. When I Think Of You|
|7. He Doesn't Know I'm Alive|
|8. Let's Wait Awhile|
|9. Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)|
She made some great tracks on this album, but I think that they all sound the same. Actually I know they all sound the same.
Her best artistic period was Velvet Rope. As the years went by after the Velvet Rope, All For You and Damita Jo discovered a Janet who wanted to make crappy albums.
Nasty-Best song on the cd.....awesome song to dance to..."It's Janet Miss Jackson if ur NASTY!"...love tht part:10/10(2nd single)
What Have You Done For Me Lately-Another good song on the album but it can't beat "Nasty":9.5/10(1st Single)
Pleasure Principle-Another Good dance tune on the album:10/10(6th Single)
When I Think Of You-I don't exactly care for this song but it's better than some songs:7.5/10(3rd Single)
Let's Wait Awhile-Best ballad on the album:9.5/10(5th Single)
"What Have You Done For Me Lately"
"The Pleasure Principle"
"Let's Wait Awhile"
These songs fit into what Janet wanted to talk about: independence of anyone controlling her and independent of a relationship and also no pressures to fall in love in the case of the last song posted.Read more ›
The stand-out songs for me are "Control," (the title cut, affirming her newly found independence from her parents' control and what is expected of her by society) "What Have You Done For Me Lately," (a great song about a young woman with a real lay-about of a boyfriend who ought to be putting more investmet in the relationship), "He Doesn't Know I'm Alive (one of the cutest, sweetest and most upbeat tunes I have heard about a puppylove crush), and, "Let's Wait Awhile" (this was before Janet decided that having sex was central to having an "adult" relationship and was actually putting some thought into taking responsiblity and not moving into something too quickly--this perspective is something long gone in her albums of today).
The sound is what I would best describe as "very 80s." This is not necessarily a bad quality either! I mean, the synthesized sound of the keyboard, the drums and the very "plugged in" sound really charge me whenever I put on the tape. It's fun and great for working out or getting your spirits up for a new day. I am not too proud to admit that I miss this kind of music. We definitely don't hear this kind of pure, innocent music anymore on the radio. It's all about how many men you can take home for the night, bragging about exploits, and talking trash.Read more ›
The only bad thing about this CD is that there are only 9 songs,and most of them are singles,anyway!But,9 songs is still good in this landmark album.
The Verdict:The Album That Put Janet On The Map And The Album That Made Her Janet,And Not Just Michael Jackson's Sister.He ll,I Even Forgot They Were Related A Few Times!