After Janet came out with her classic breakthrough album "Control",she all of a sudden deservingly became a mega star.But,Janet never really made herself a GENIUS with "Control",not to say that the album was bad or anything,I loved it,but she never really came out with any REALLY important or any classic message.Well,that all changed with "Rhythm Nation 1814".This time,Janet came out with an extremely genius and needed message about politics,making one of the greatest politically charged albums since Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?".But,she doesn't just want to bore you,so she makes you dance along with it,too,making it reach out to the youth,also.Some of the best political dance songs on this classic are:the hard-hitting title track(without the 1814!) and the "State Of The World".But,this album isn't ALL politics.Actually,come to think of it,most of the songs aren't about politics,but are still a goldmine of musical history,espeically the classics "Miss You Much",the rock-inlfuenced and most genius track on the album "Black Cat",and the song with the classic sexed-up video "(Love Will Never Do)Without You".And the ballads are something to hear,too.This ain't just a dance album,after all!And,it's intelligent,and doesn't just have Janet complaining about stuff in the world,Janet is adressing what is going on in the world in an intellectual and socially conscious way,which is why this is considered to be a great album.
Yet,this album does do a little fake presentation;I can name half of the songs here that aren't about politics,but I won't,because I don't wanna make Janet look bad!
The Verdict:Janet Solidified Her Presence With This Sophomore Classic,And Also Makes You Dance 'Til Your Legs Are Numb!