Picks and Pans Review: The Essential Janet Jackson
updated 10/02/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/02/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT
RHYTHM NATION 1814 (1989) Big beats, big hooks, big messages. Plus a record seven Top 5 singles.
JANET. (1993) From "That's the Way Love Goes" to "Any Time, Any Place," her best—and sexiest—work.
THE VELVET ROPE (1997) Janet gets deep with her most introspective set.