The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

Published February 13, 2021

The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

Album info

  • Title The Velvet Rope
  • Artist Janet Jackson
  • Year 1997
  • Genre Pop


  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


Ordinarily, I would shy away from this album. Firstly, it’s long, and secondly it has all those pesky interludes in there. But you know what? I really liked it, despite both of those things! The length didn’t feel too onerous which means the songs flowed well and were never dull. And the interludes worked, rather than being a distraction they were an enhancement.

I really love Together Again, personally, but I also think there’s a real flow to the album - highs and lows that lead you to a lovely conclusion. Good times.

Rating: 5 / 5

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