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Behind Those Sphinx-like Eyes: Janet Jackson

Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, April 1995

"THIS IS A STORY ABOUT CONTROL," whispered the 19-year-old Janet Jackson at the start of her breakthrough album, Control, in 1986. "It’s all about control, and I’ve got lost of it…"

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