After hearing this album for some time I realize that this album is not "Classic Janet" or "New Janet" or anything. It just a celebration of 20 year in the music business. It is what it is. People will probably be playing her previous albums such as 'Control,' 'Velvet Rope' and/or her other works just to celebrate her 20 years in the business. To be honest I really haven't heard the `Damita Jo' album but I'll probably go back and listen to that just for the connection to this album but as for now it is a mix of music styles from all her albums recollected.
Although '20 Y.O.' only has 11 tracks, you won't find much filler here. Even the interlude are better this go around. Although it may not have a true break-out single, the album as a whole is pretty good. From the female anthem "Show Me" to the Escapish "Daybreak" to the rockish "This Body", there's something for everyone on this album. It's also nice that she got back with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis but you can't really tell that they're together until you flip to the last page of the booklet.
The songs that stood out to me was of course was the chart-topping hit, "Call On Me" (with Nelly unfortunately), "So Excited" featuring Khia, "Love 2 Love," "Daybreak," "With U", "Get It Out Me", "Take Care", and "This Body".
20 Y.O. is fun and simply consistent. You can play this album from the beginning to the end and almost not skip a track including the interludes because each track flows perfectly well together.