Discipline

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 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.
  2. Discipline is the most cohesive deep-groove album from La Jackson since "Control."
  3. Jackson wouldn’t want us to call it a comeback, but it sure sounds like one.
  4. Discipline tries to service both Tyler Perry-loving moms and their gone-wild progeny, sacrificing Jackson's own vision in the process.
  5. Just lie back and enjoy the sensations as pure aural autoeroticism.
  6. Still, if not perfect, there's plenty to like on Discipline, and while none of it is exactly vintage Janet, there's enough here to keep the Jackson name on pop's A-list for a little while longer.
  7. At 22 tracks, Discipline is anything but disciplined, but it's also Janet's most cohesive album in a while.
  8. Discipline, is nowhere near the high point of her career, but it is better than its predecessor.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Jackson's decision to recycle the nympho routine one more time is just boring.
  12. 'Can't B Good' is completely lovely; the rest are unmemorable.
  13. Seriously, Ms Jackson, I invite you around for high tea and you turn up leather clad, groaning, and hollering about touching yourself. Mrs Wilberforce didn’t know where to look and the vicar was most upset.
  14. When juxtaposed with the album's bubble-gum bounce, the creepy parts just seem creepier.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44
  1. BittersweetJ.
    Sep 17, 2008
    4
    Janet Jackson tries to have a great album like "Control", but she just arrived to the toes of "Control"!! This album has good songs like Janet Jackson tries to have a great album like "Control", but she just arrived to the toes of "Control"!! This album has good songs like "Feedback", but moaning and masturbating is not so good for an artist. Full Review »
  2. Lisa
    Mar 3, 2008
    4
    Don't get me wrong, i do love Janet , I've been a fan of hers for 10 years and have all but one of her albums but with the Don't get me wrong, i do love Janet , I've been a fan of hers for 10 years and have all but one of her albums but with the exception of so much betta i don't like this album - she needs to stop using sex to sell her records and use her talent. i will keep it because its Janet but if anyone wants a Janet album go and buy control or rhythm nation. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2016
    10
    This a great album. The production is amazing and every single song is perfect. The whole album feels like a journey that all you have to doThis a great album. The production is amazing and every single song is perfect. The whole album feels like a journey that all you have to do is enjoy. Hot tracks as Luv, Curtains should have been released as single. Full Review »