Discipline - Janet Jackson
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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  • Summary: Janet Jackson's 10th album features Ne-Yo and Missy Elliot.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Discipline is the most cohesive deep-groove album from La Jackson since "Control."
  2. Jackson wouldn’t want us to call it a comeback, but it sure sounds like one.
  3. The likes of 'Never Letchu Go' (a sweet, glistening ballad), 'Luv' (carrying a brisk, feel-good clap-and-bounce), 'Rollercoaster' (suitably jittery and giddy), and 'Can't B Good' are as innocent, universal, and inviting as anything else in Janet's past.
  4. Discipline, is nowhere near the high point of her career, but it is better than its predecessor.
  5. On Discipline, Janet sounds part nympho, part aging diva trying to keep up with her would be replacements. It works on some songs, but fails miserably on most.
  6. Despite a couple of promising tracks the music generally befits the absurd lyrics.... Dupri, Ne-Yo, Rodney Jerkins, The-Dream, and StarGate often drown out Jackson's breathy vocals with soulless beats.
  7. When juxtaposed with the album's bubble-gum bounce, the creepy parts just seem creepier.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    8
    I agree this album is excellent, but the interludes become boring and unnecessary after the first 3. Interludes are interesting, but i'd like to see more substance like songs instead of multiple interludes as fillers. Expand
  2. Dec 3, 2013
    5
    Like any pop singer who had to try to go back to the mainstream, Janet surrenders to electropop, Discipline shown a frustrating album, ''Feedback'' is a catchy track, but the album sounds overproduced, it's smart to use samples of Daft Punk in songs, but Janet has made ​​things better. Expand

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