Discipline - Janet Jackson
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  • Summary: Janet Jackson's 10th album features Ne-Yo and Missy Elliot.
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  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. MattL
    Jan 28, 2009
    10
    A really good album. I love "Feedback" and "Rock with U". Janet is at her top. ^^ I'm so sorry this album wasn't a commercial A really good album. I love "Feedback" and "Rock with U". Janet is at her top. ^^ I'm so sorry this album wasn't a commercial success because it's one of her best albums. Expand
  2. MarciaD.
    Mar 2, 2008
    10
    Great Driving music. Great potential for club music.
  3. ChristopherS.
    Feb 22, 2008
    10
    After reading the EW review, I wanted to hear what was so bad about Janet's new album. To my surprise, I actually liked her album. I After reading the EW review, I wanted to hear what was so bad about Janet's new album. To my surprise, I actually liked her album. I think I may purchase Janet's new album. Some of the songs are really strong. Expand
  4. CarlosO.
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    I love this album. Janet always does great work. Making her albums have different styles of songs to never have it boring. The interludes I I love this album. Janet always does great work. Making her albums have different styles of songs to never have it boring. The interludes I love because it's too boring to hear a song just fade in or fade out. Make it fun...and that's what she does so well. Great job Jan! Expand
  5. BeverlyF.
    Feb 26, 2008
    9
    I think the cd is really smooth and funky-all in one! You go girl!!
  6. LucasM.
    Feb 25, 2008
    8
    It's a great album, has great songs, but not as strong as The Velvet Rope or 'janet.' .
  7. CalK.
    Feb 28, 2008
    0
    Suck city.

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