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  • Summary: Janet Jackson's 10th album features Ne-Yo and Missy Elliot.

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Feedback
Light skin Dark skin My Asian persuasion I got them all That's why these girls out here hatin' Cause I'm sexy Do you like my style Yeah that sexy... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jackson wouldn’t want us to call it a comeback, but it sure sounds like one.
  2. Discipline is the most cohesive deep-groove album from La Jackson since "Control."
  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: 35 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. FabianV.
    Mar 3, 2008
    10
    Love it. It is a perfect album. Many songs will be my favorite here.
  2. DevinN.
    Apr 2, 2008
    10
    Yes I loved this album from janet she is back and better than ever. People need to stop the hating on Janet and respect her. She has been Yes I loved this album from janet she is back and better than ever. People need to stop the hating on Janet and respect her. She has been giving us hits since the early 80's. she's the top diva. Expand
  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. Expand
  4. MichaelW.
    Mar 28, 2008
    9
    I love this album. Some of the songs, rather than seeming regressive, appear to me more like gorgeously-layered, adult versions of MJ's I love this album. Some of the songs, rather than seeming regressive, appear to me more like gorgeously-layered, adult versions of MJ's "Off-the-Wall" exuberance. I love it...bookend it with the equally engaging MJB new release and I'm in heaven! Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2017
    8
    "Discipline" é um bom álbum em si, mas não tem nenhum toque de Janet nele, sem contar que dá para dormir com as enjoativas baladas dele, mas"Discipline" é um bom álbum em si, mas não tem nenhum toque de Janet nele, sem contar que dá para dormir com as enjoativas baladas dele, mas tem faixas fortíssimas como Feedback e Rock With U (uma das melhores músicas de sua carreira), também tem faixas que impressionam e Janet poderia seguir um estilo parecido futuramente como "LUV".Enfim, Janet é uma lenda e não precisa mais provar nada. Expand
  6. BrandonD.
    Feb 28, 2008
    8
    This albums shows a fresh and competent direction for Janet. At this point in her career, still trying to turn around the runaway train of This albums shows a fresh and competent direction for Janet. At this point in her career, still trying to turn around the runaway train of public opinion since the 2004 Superbowl, her music seems less encumbered. The only major criticism of Discipline is that at times it seems (as did her last album 20 Y.O.) hyper-conscious of what it needs to be. There are times where this album feels too calculated, and the blame for that Achilles heel squarely lies in the involvement of Jermaine Dupri, who we can now equivocally say is incapable of creating anything consistent or effective for Janet Jackson. All in all, this album is easily the best thing she has put out since 2001's All For You, but that is almost a win by default. Expand
  7. CalK.
    Feb 28, 2008
    0
    Suck city.

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