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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: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Oct 3, 2015
    10
    To keep it short and simple I'm just going to say that this is the Janet album I've been waiting on since All for you. Beautiful and eclectic.To keep it short and simple I'm just going to say that this is the Janet album I've been waiting on since All for you. Beautiful and eclectic. The standard for women of pop has once again been set and the bar for artistic direction restored. Janet proves why she is the inspiration for most pop stars today especially females. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2015
    10
    Welcome back Ms. Jackson, it's been a long time, but worth the wait! the album its great, great vocals, flawless production, deep & personalWelcome back Ms. Jackson, it's been a long time, but worth the wait! the album its great, great vocals, flawless production, deep & personal lyrics, classic JJ sound but still very modern, BRAVO!!! Unbreakable, The Great Forever, Dammn Baby & Take Me Away, R my favorite songs. 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. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    Janet é literalmente uma lenda, acima de qualquer novata, não precisa provar mais nada para absolutamente ninguém, já fez sua revolução naJanet é literalmente uma lenda, acima de qualquer novata, não precisa provar mais nada para absolutamente ninguém, já fez sua revolução na música.Unbreakable é um álbum maduro e veio em um momento mais do que certo. Expand
  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.
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