Rhythm Nation 1814 (album) by Janet Jackson

Rhythm Nation 1814
Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 1,713th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 162 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1989 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (264th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,713th)
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Condition: Very Good
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Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson (CD, Sep-1989, A&M (USA))
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Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Album 12" LP A&M Records 1989 SP 3920
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73/100 (from 162 votes)
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05/05/2020 04:16 Jakor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 47572/100
 
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This album has a mean average rating of 73.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 21.0.

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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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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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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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90/100
From 06/30/2014 03:45
Janet Jackson turned into a star with her album "Control", but this was what rocketed her into mega-stardom.
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From 04/27/2014 09:19
I don't rate this album as highly as the album "Control" or "Janet" in fact "Velvet Rope" is also a better and more mature album. I don't find R.N. as soulful as her other albums it has a some good tracks on it especially the last 3 tracks which are ballads and Escapade but it hasn't stood the test of time.
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