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Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (Vinyl)
Upon experiencing an emotional breakdown, Jackson began facing a long-term case of depression, stemming from childhood and adolescent traumas, including body dysmorphia and anorexia. She in turn developed her new record as a concept album, using introspection as its theme. Its title is a metaphor for emotional boundaries, as well as an allusion to an individual's need to feel special. Its lyrics address subject matter such as depression, self-worth, social networking, and domestic violence. The album's incorporation of social issues regarding sexual orientation and combating homophobia also established her reputation as a gay icon and received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music.