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Janet Jackson: Janet (Virgin)

Mark Rowland, Musician, June 1993

IF PEOPLE get the governments they deserve, as the saying goes, they probably get the pop stars they deserve as well. It's a humbling angle from which to observe the triumph of America's most famous dysfunctional family, the Jacksons, who have not merely produced the erstwhile King of Pop but a sister whose latest opus, Janet, will almost certainly cement aclaim to her being its queen.

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