Rhythm Nation 1814 (studio album) by Janet Jackson

Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 1,263rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 224 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1989 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (204th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,263rd)
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74/100 (from 224 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 73.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.3.

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75/100
From 01/06/2021 03:57
Runs a little long and loses a little steam by the end, but Ms. Jackson strung together a bunch of undeniable bangers on this one.
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From 08/14/2020 14:57
Woke Bible (5:3)
"Thou shalt love all music made by people of colour, especially women or trans or any of the 798 genders that exist other than straight male, because there is absolutley no other logical reason than racism for not. Failure to do so will ensure the offender branded a heathen and a racist for all times. And a letter sent to employer to advise them of the heresy"
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90/100
From 02/20/2020 15:14
This inspired all music by black women in the '90s and its impact is even noticable in the '00s, how does it have a score of 73/100? Maybe because no one here seems to give a shit about cultural impact. Guitar good, drum machine bad.

You thought I was going to say something about sexism or racism? HAHA sucker.



Sexism and racism probably contribute greatly to the lack of recognition for this album too though.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/27/2019 22:27
this is easily her best album hands down the only thing I didn't like was the little 30 seconds or so of interruption in between the majority of songs, to me it ruins the flow
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From 09/27/2018 06:02
I hadn't listened to this album for many years--sounds even better now, never gets old!
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90/100
From 06/26/2017 16:10
A perfect blend of dance, R&B, pop, and social/political statements. Huge impact on music. This album is when Janet really laid out the blueprint.
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70/100
From 04/23/2016 19:41
The interludes were as interesting as the music. I felt it had little dynamic to it... you heard one song and you heard 'em all except for the lyrics (for the most part).
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From 03/28/2016 03:34
Definitely not as mature as most of Janet's other albums, but as far as what it is meant to be (a new jack swing/pop/dance album) it does pretty darn well. Almost every track here is strong and worth a listen. This is what most modern pop albums wish they could be like. Also does a good job at incorporating Janet's political and social ideas...I guess. Close to a 90/100 for me. Very enjoyable album.
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From 01/17/2016 14:50
This album is definitely one of Janet's best. It's one of those rare albums that is fantastic from start to finish. "Rhythm Nation 1814" was quite a contrast to her mega breakthrough album, "Control."

"Rhythm Nation 1814" would spawn a jaw dropping SEVEN top 5 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. A record which remains unbroken.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/04/2015 15:02
I have just listened to this album again and I was surprised .............. it has stood the test of time (see my previous review) I have now given it 82/100.
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