From beginning to end, the message is perfectly clear, Janet had something to prove. This is definitely not a cookie cutter 1980's album and is one of a few from that time that doesn't show it's true age.
Besides the aforementioned "What Have You Done For Me Lately" this album, which consisted of 9 tracks, spawned a total of 7 singles including Nasty, When I Think of You, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, The Pleasure Principle and the final single and track on the album, Funny How Time Flies.
Check it out, it's definitely a great throwback to the 1980's without the feeling of delving into the "oldies" genre.
On a side note, a remix album, known as Control:The Remixes and More Control, featuring various remixes from the Control album was released January 26, 1987 in Europe and Japan. It makes a great companion to the original full length album. Three editions of the remix album differ from each other, I recommend the UK edition over the Japanese and European editions.