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  • Summary: Jermaine Dupri co-produced the latest studio disc for his current girlfriend, the most-assuredly-not-20-year-old Janet Jackson. Nelly guests.

Top Track

Call on Me - Janet Jackson, Nelly
[MusixMatch] Sing it for me Everybody come on Y'all know what this is I don't know if I've ever felt like this before But I'm sure that the way I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. What really differentiates the album from its predecessors is that there's almost no trace of tension to be heard. It's all about fooling around and being in love.
  2. Dupri exits the album halfway through, leaving the final five songs almost entirely to Jam-Lewis-Jackson. She seems hopelessly drawn to their old-school settings of strings, real pianos and quiet-storm drama.
  3. Janet is as crafty and poised as ever. Her flirtations are still a pleasure, but an overly familiar one.
  4. Blender
    50
    It's hard to catch much buzz off fun that sounds so much like work. [Dec 2006, p.170]
  5. The saddest thing about 20 Y.O. is that Janet's decision to hedge her bets on an album whose backbone is made up of terrible R&B instead of great dance music.
  6. A record that surgically removes all trace of sensuality and replaces it with calculated, mechanical, by-numbers bump'n'grind action.
  7. It's a bland album that rarely shifts tempo and shows almost none of the personality Jackson used to have.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. DustinW
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    It is a great step up for Janet. I hope this C.D. will let America know that she is a true star and not just a nipple.
  2. tyrelln
    Oct 23, 2006
    10
    Janet i love the cd is the biznezz!!!!!!!! Love You
  3. Nov 5, 2016
    10
    Such an Amazing come back since Damita Jo is a terrible album. This album is mainly intended for dancing but it ends up working. I highlightSuch an Amazing come back since Damita Jo is a terrible album. This album is mainly intended for dancing but it ends up working. I highlight tracks as Call on Me, do it 2 me, Get it out Me and So Exited. Expand
  4. MartiquT
    Jan 18, 2007
    9
    it good di to me the shit so excited i hot come on so get get it
  5. BenM
    Oct 15, 2006
    8
    Great Beats! 1st half is very funky and very dancy!! 2nd half is a bit slow for me but I think this album is definately better/more Great Beats! 1st half is very funky and very dancy!! 2nd half is a bit slow for me but I think this album is definately better/more successful than Damita Jo Expand
  6. JennaB
    Sep 28, 2006
    6
    I've never heard of her before.
  7. ShirleyH
    Sep 29, 2006
    0
    This album is a huge dissapointment...once again. It's been nearly a decade since Janet's put out a album worthy of putting her This album is a huge dissapointment...once again. It's been nearly a decade since Janet's put out a album worthy of putting her name on the cover. 20 Y.O. is garbage. Expand

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