Janet Jackson Hits the Dance — and Bedroom — Floor

Janet Jackson hit the big 4-0 last year, but the lighter-than-air sex jams on her tenth studio album are still blush-inducing — which is not to say embarrassing. The disc drags through a saggy breakup ballad middle and oddball skits featuring a life coach/robot assistant called Keiko, but the club tracks serve notice that for a generation of R&Bers, Janet is still the mold. Not convinced she was ahead of her time? Now, as ever, she spells titles like she’s texting: “2nite,” “What’s Ur Name,” “LUV” …


Janet Jackson

Out Feb. 26