Unbreakable

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  • Summary: The first studio release in seven years for the R&B/pop singer features guest appearances from Missy Elliott and J. Cole.
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No Sleeep
You're missing me, I'm missing you Whenever we meet, we ain't gonna get no sleep When I get to be together with you It's fait accompli, we ain't... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 83
    Unbreakable ends perhaps a bit too tidily with “Well Traveled” and “Gon B’ Alright”, the latter a gospel-flavored anthem in the key of Sly and the Family Stone. But they barely dent her best effort since The Velvet Rope.
  2. Oct 6, 2015
    80
    Unbreakable is the mature album, free of commercial ambition, her all-too-breakable brother never made.
  3. Oct 20, 2015
    80
    All-in-all, Janet has made an album that is sophisticated and personal, but carrying that trademark carefree, freewheeling atmosphere that makes her so wonderful.
  4. Oct 2, 2015
    70
    Unbreakable is much closer in sound and spirit to her peak self, and her most solid release in years.
  5. Oct 23, 2015
    70
    Overall Unbreakable, while it feels like Terry, Jimmy and Janet may have over saturated the album with essentially too many tracks (if there can be too much Ms. Jackson if you're nasty) making the album more than 60 minutes of run time, it works.
  6. Oct 5, 2015
    70
    Even when its lyrics made a turn for the bland, Unbreakable nonetheless feels like the liveliest, freshest album we’ve received from Miss Janet in nearly 15 years, and one that feels like a genuine step forward for her artistically.
  7. Oct 1, 2015
    60
    The chunky bass of Dammn Baby hits the dancefloor spot--but otherwise, Unbreakable’s highlights are low-key moments of reflection and nostalgia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    Unbreakable is Janet's first album in seven years and what a wait it was. Janet ditched the idea of keeping up with younger talents like sheUnbreakable is Janet's first album in seven years and what a wait it was. Janet ditched the idea of keeping up with younger talents like she did on 2008's Discipline and found herself with something mature, age appropriate, honest, fun and personal.
    She's back at the helm with writing and producing with her long time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis-and from there we have the first step in the right direction. Unbreakable is easily one of Janet's best projects in her 11 album history and is a highlight in music for 2015.

    My personal highlights are:
    Unbreakable
    Dammmn Baby
    Burnitup!
    No Sleeep
    Well Traveled
    Night
    Shoulda Known Better
    Gon B Alright
    After You Fall
    Black Eagle
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  2. Oct 2, 2015
    10
    Often reflective, Janet has come back after a 7 year absence with an honest and pensive cd. Yes there are the club bangers that she isOften reflective, Janet has come back after a 7 year absence with an honest and pensive cd. Yes there are the club bangers that she is synonymous for projecting, but we are also getting a mature and contemplative woman with much to say. This is one of the strongest albums released this year, and for Janet strongest since her release, 'All For You". There are many stand outs but should we need to pick a few listen to "Dammn Baby", "The Great Forever", "Broken Hearts Heal", "Night", "Take Me Away". But this truly is a magnificent album, and one that should be savoured and listened to on rotation. Well done Janet A Truly piece of art. Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    Muito bom, Janet não decepcionou em nenhum momento. Desejo todo o sucesso pra ela e espero que tudo continue dando certo paraMuito bom, Janet não decepcionou em nenhum momento. Desejo todo o sucesso pra ela e espero que tudo continue dando certo para ela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2015
    10
    This album is everything we hoped for but nothing we expected. It is the culmination of all things great about Janet Jackson. The songwritingThis album is everything we hoped for but nothing we expected. It is the culmination of all things great about Janet Jackson. The songwriting is personal with powerful messages. The production is top notch. There is no real skip worthy filler material. She, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis hit this one out of the park. Congratulations, we Missed You Much! Expand
  5. May 1, 2016
    10
    With this new album, Miss Jackson did a great job, with lyrics that talk about social problems, enjoying life, love and her fans, it`s aWith this new album, Miss Jackson did a great job, with lyrics that talk about social problems, enjoying life, love and her fans, it`s a masterpiece! Welcome back Janet. Expand
  6. Oct 7, 2015
    10
    For me, Janet came back strong with this album. Unbreakable is cohesive and you can really tell it came from her heart and doesn't have theFor me, Janet came back strong with this album. Unbreakable is cohesive and you can really tell it came from her heart and doesn't have the frivolous production and lyrics that Discipline and 20 Y.O. had.

    I really think, this is a way a 49 year-old-woman should do music, not pretending to damage her legacy and not trying to catch young audience by embarassing herself. Way to go Janet!
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  7. Feb 19, 2016
    6
    Before: Никогда ничего особо не испытывал относительно таланта Джанет Джексон. Потому и сейчас не ожидаю прорыва. Вряд ли голос с возрастомBefore: Никогда ничего особо не испытывал относительно таланта Джанет Джексон. Потому и сейчас не ожидаю прорыва. Вряд ли голос с возрастом стал лучше. Если уж Sandra разочаровала со своим последним альбомом... Впрочем, на metacritic вижу высокие баллы как от экспертов, так и от слушателей, поэтому оптимизм превалирует.
    In process: Голос удивительно похож на Майкла... Даже есть подозрения, что он и поёт. Джанет особо не напрягается, ноты не тянет. Использует короткие отрывистые звуки, тихое пение и кучу бэк-вокалистов. И опять мне кажется, что Майкл поёт... Это мне нравится. Но вопрос-то остаётся невыясненным!.. Характерные Майкловские придыхания... Здорово звучит! Музыкальное оформление ритмичное, богатое, широкое. А вот вокализированные треки так себе... Тихо, спокойно, но неинтересно. Голос не впечатляет. И треки на большой высоте мне не нравятся. В нескольких композициях вообще мелодии не нашёл...
    After: Альбом явно не из моих популярных категорий, однако впечатление оставил хорошее. И в то же время присутствует ощущение недоумения от самого набора песен, в него вошедших. Очень уж они разнятся по качеству.
    [ 76677.56664.56577.5446 = 5.7 ]
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