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Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation'


Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation'
26/50

A&M, 1989

The baby sister in the family grows up with a bang, flexing her girlish voice over those sleek, rocking Jam & Lewis funk beats. We still don't know what "1814" means, and we don't care.

Essential moment: "Rhythm Nation," biting a Sly Stone guitar lick for a headbanging good time.


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