, Ms. Jackson
's third blockbuster album, implied sexuality with its teasing cover and seductive grooves, its sequel, The Velvet Rope
, is sexually explicit, offering tales of bondage, body piercing, and bisexuality. Working with her mainstays Jimmy Jam
and Terry Lewis
essentially reworks the hushed atmosphere of janet.
, without putting a new sonic spin on the material. With a running time of 70-plus minutes and 22 tracks, the album is simply too long, which is unfortunate, because there are good moments on The Velvet Rope