19 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Janet Jackson we first fell in love with—sweet, sincere, passionate—is back in force on Unbreakable. Reuniting with her Rhythm Nation producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson trades in the overt sexuality of her last few albums for warmly uplifting pop and nostalgia-flavored R&B. Hypnotic first single “No Sleeep” is a classic Jackson slow-jam, while the Missy Elliott-featuring “BURNITUP!” proves these two icons can still tear up the dance floor. From confessional ballads like “After You Fall” to the house-tinged banger “Night,” Unbreakable is Jackson at her most personal and inspiring.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The Janet Jackson we first fell in love with—sweet, sincere, passionate—is back in force on Unbreakable. Reuniting with her Rhythm Nation producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson trades in the overt sexuality of her last few albums for warmly uplifting pop and nostalgia-flavored R&B. Hypnotic first single “No Sleeep” is a classic Jackson slow-jam, while the Missy Elliott-featuring “BURNITUP!” proves these two icons can still tear up the dance floor. From confessional ballads like “After You Fall” to the house-tinged banger “Night,” Unbreakable is Jackson at her most personal and inspiring.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

MikeCheck ,

Janet's back and truly Unbreakable

So great to have a return to form for Janet Jackson. She gives us a smooth groove with 'No Sleeep' and also the gorgeous title track, which is an ode to her loyal fanbase. Her voice sounds lovely throughout!

Great lyrics, great vocals, smooth grooves - and most importantly, a GREAT MESSAGE. The masses really need to hear this album. Black Eagle, Shoulda Known Better and The Great Forever are particularly moving.

Welcome back, Janet. Please don't leave us for so long again!

Little Greggie ,

Incredible!

This is an INCREDIBLE album from start to finish. Every song is amazingly reflective, with strong, beautiful vocals, and will hit you in either your heart, soul, or feet! It's been over a year since it's release and I still listen to this album between 3-5 days a week.

Gingerlicious ,

Dancing to her own tune

After an eight year hiatus since her last studio album Unbreakable reminds us why Janet is a legend and broke just about every record there is during her 30+ year career as one of music's most influential trendsetters. Unbreakable sees Janet tackle transcendent love, enlightenment, survival and social issues that plague us as much today as during the Rhythm Nation era.
The album is a welcome return to the song writing and production triumvirate of Janet, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (with contributions from Dem Jointz). It sees Janet dancing to her own tune. The album is instantly classic Janet yet entirely contemporary without chasing any trends. Indeed the first single 'No Sleeep' a quiet storm mega hit (12 weeks at #1 on Billboards's Adult R&B Chart) sets the mood for this suite of songs. Yes there are uptempo bangers encompassing R&B, hip-hop and house stylings but it is all uniquely Janet. Despite zero promotional effort not only did this album debut at #1 (Janet's 8th Studio album to do so), but it produced 3 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Adult R&B chart ('No Sleeep', 'Unbreakable' and 'Dammn Baby', the latter staying on the chart for over 5 months!). That's a huge haul considering the ageist and sexist agenda of the pop music scene. I still listen to this album on a regular basis over a year since it's release. It's very strong, varied and beautiful.

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