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5.0 out of 5 stars
A New Talent from an Old Family, 7 July 2001
Welcome to the world of international pop, Miss Jackson. She had a lot to lose as comparisons to her famous brother were inevitable, but she held her own. After her first 2 albums, Dream Street and Janet Jackson, bombed, Control was the album that launched Janet into the international spotlight with the likes of brilliant tracks Nasty, What Have You Done For Me Lately and of course, the title track. The album includes trademark Janet material; kick-ass dance (the aforementioned Nasty and Pleasure Principle), soft sing-a-long happy tunes (When I Think of You) and the obligatory ballads (Let's Wait Awhile) and it never disappoints. The videos that accompanied the 6 singles from the album are also typical Janet - well choreographed routines and lots of happy clappers smiling away in the background. With a rawer edge than her more recent material, this is probably one of the most original and innovative albums of the 80s and shows who the real talent in this family is.....