Janet Jackson
Discipline


4.0
excellent

Review

by BSX USER (9 Reviews)
August 11th, 2008 | 10 replies | 4,681 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This isn’t Ms. Jackson’s “comeback” album but a reminder of her staying power!

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

Style: R&B/Pop/Dance

The R&B and dance-pop dominate the entire making it a cohesive record. The interludes between the tracks help carry the album and make it a little more personal. Feedback the lead single was a great choice for Janet show she stills has it. The first I heard the track I was floored. Luv is quirky song about how Janet relates a car crash to falling in love singing “He ran a red light/ And hit me with his luv, luv, luv” Rollercoaster is a Daft Punk vibe with the beats swirling and twisting like well a rollercoaster. However Janet’s soft voice gets lost in the verses of the track. Rock With U once you hear the verse and chorus blended in the electro beats you heard the entire song. This track could have been better if the lyrics weren’t repeated over and over again. If you can find the instrumental give it a listen.

2night is possibly the best dance track on the album and has the potential to be released as a single. Whenever I listen to Discipline I make sure I hear this track. The record slows down from this point on starting with Can't B Good, while Never Letchu Go continues the slow R&B which is reminiscent of Janet’s love ballads in the 90’s with a well placed guitar riff near the end. Greatest X is somewhat similar to “Thinking About My Ex” from Damita Jo by it being about the one guy that was right for her and letting him go. The high energy picks back up with So Much Betta. Janet tells her love interest how she’s “so much betta” than the lady he’s with.

The 1 continues the up beat dance pop before slowing down for the closing tracks. The cymbal beat carries the song along with the horn blasts and Janet sings the chorus. What's Ur Name combines all the styles of the album for a delightful track. Ms. Jackson is still pursing her love interest at this point on the album not giving up until she knows his name. Discipline probably the most obvious dirty song on the record. The slow R&B groove keeps the energy of the song erotic. Curtains Another dirty song, but is more playful in tone than Discipline. Combining the pop, hip hop, and dance beats from the earlier songs on the album bend well to make this a good closing for the record.

Between Madonna’s Hard Candy, Kylie’s X and Janet’s Discipline. I have to give my top recommendation to Janet. Discipline proved to be more enjoyable and memorable than I thought and reminded me why I’m a Janet fan, or Ms. Jackson fan if you’re nasty.



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BSX
August 12th 2008



1633 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

1st

kattunlover69
August 12th 2008



1194 Comments


why? janet's music i boring

taylormemer
August 12th 2008



4916 Comments


Umm, so it Kat-tun's doi doi.

kattunlover69
August 12th 2008



1194 Comments


lol clasical music.

kattunlover69
August 12th 2008



1194 Comments


btw taylor n e 1 ever told u that u look hot

taylormemer
August 12th 2008



4916 Comments


Hell yeaz! I r teh sexrz.

P13
August 12th 2008



1327 Comments


I have a problem with people who spell things wrong an publish it to make money. And you have some grammar mistakes.

Anthracks
November 3rd 2008



3733 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

There isn't really anything amazing on this album, but it's solid all-around.

Digging: Devangelic - Resurrection Denied

AtavanHalen
November 3rd 2008



17927 Comments


Didn't you say you didn't like the Beatles?

Anthracks
November 4th 2008



3733 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well let's see, the only Beatles album I have rated is a 3, so if you qualify that as disliking then sure.

Can't B Good is laughably bad.



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