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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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After I saw in the paper today that Janet was launching a lingerie line, I was just irritated enough to come here to write a review of "Discipline". Too late--Terry Mesnard has just about taken every word out of my mouth. I would add to what he wrote that Janet was at her best when she was addressing social issues and laying down fierce, hard tracks.

With "Janet" she shed her clothes and inhibitions--bravo for you Ms. Jackson--I always thought you might be harboring the need to get just a little nasty! Then "The Velvet Rope" took that a step further and I was wowed by the funk party she threw. Since then I've felt that she has gone the way of Mariah Carey in the "make the world my gynecologist" department. Pretty much every song has to have that "I Feel Love" vibe to it. Ok Janet, we get it, you're sexually liberated--MOVE ON!

Say what you will about Madonna--and don't forget, Janet did have her say about Madonna's sexually explicit material--but Madonna did at least have a point to make with all of her sexually in-your-face moments. Janet and Mariah are just sexual in the "Look at me, I'm a butterfly, moth, whatever--dancing in the flames of love, making shadows on the wall...la, la, la!" Ok--we get your point--NEXT!

There might be a reason Janet's been on such a slippery slope with her career for the last several years--it all sounds and looks like rehash--hardly anything she does doesn't sound familiar like you might have heard it on one of her other albums. Even in her videos she has the look of someone who is only concerned with all that is superficial--even the way she looks smacks of overproduction. And, if I hear her tell me another nickname she had as a kid or call out the names of her friends in another song...don't even get me started on those "I'm sick of them by the second listen" interludes! Doesn't she have anything to say about "the state of the world today" anymore...or are her sexuality and physical perfection the only things that are on her mind? And then there are all of those lip-synced performances, which really irritate me when you've paid the purchase price to see a show--be it live or on dvd. Having a little help is one thing, but when your mouth doesn't even move with the sound--please!

I haven't given up on her, but she better find a new groove if she ever wants to be as relevant as she once was. I know the girl still has a care for something in the world besides sex, and that there's probably still a slammin' album in her somewhere, but this mess ain't a workin'!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2008
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I love Miss Janet as much as the next person but I think it's time to bow out gracefully. With each new album her voice and creativity is wearing thin.
YES SEX IS GREAT WE ALL AGREE ON THAT but does she have to talk about it on every album since R. Nation 1814?
I gotta go............. I wanna listen to Pleasure Principle.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2008
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I must admit after listening to her track "Feedback" I was so impressed. That was a real dance track that can have anyone dancing on the dance floor but then when they released the full album to listen to before you buy it my hope went way down. I really thought that she would stick to the feedback sound with the whole album when in reality only two more tracks have that awesome beat and the whole album is full of "Intros" I don't understand why she has such an obsession with intros. Just get to the track and let's hear it. I was glad I did not purchase this CD it would have been a waste. It says twenty two tracks they really should condense it leaving the real tracks and not the intros. Along with the boring intros came the songs which were nothing like feedback. This album is going the same route as "Damita Jo" which only one song was hot and once again full of intros and a bunch of ballads. It was hot at first but will fail again. If your looking for harcore dance beats this just doesn't cut it.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 17, 2008
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I have never been more diapointed towards an album before. I love Janet but this is one of the worst records I have ever heard in my life. I don`t belive anyone will ever remeber this album. I haven`t given up hopeing that Janets future albums will deliver but I`m sad to say that this one didn`t.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2008
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Even the opening bars of Feedback (which has great dance mixes, but misses the mark as a single) take us back to 1990. She should have followed Madonna's lead (it was reported for 6 months before it happened) and teamed up with JT and Mr. Timber himself. Abs back, 80s and 90s back......what a disappointment. 188,000 first week sales and then falling swiftly off the Top 40.....and I bet she'll do some robotic moves on her tour. What a disappointment!! Janet, what have you done for us lately?? This decade in particular!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2008
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And just when you didn't think she could make a worse album then the last,
saw about 2 minutes of her Larry King interview the other night,
she needs to lose the TUDE.
Does anybody even like her anymore?
John
Palm Springs, Ca.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2008
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This is one of the worst album to come out this year. It has 22 track, 9 of which are interludes and the remaining 13 tracks are not worth listening too. There is nothing that you can dance or relate too, and any one that knows music know that this is a album created for the artist pleasure only. 22 tracks and for the price of 9.99 one would think that they are the one getting a bargain, but not in this case. The only track that deserve any air play would be the one that featuring Missy Elliott, for shes the only one that seem to come to have a good time, out of the two upbeat or tempo, and the rest drags on until the end.
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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For the last decade, Janet Jackson has been on a continuous downhill descent that is nothing less than manically depressing when you look back at who she used to be in the 80s & 90s. However, each of her 3 albums prior to this (even the ultra-pitiful All For You) have all contained at least 1 song that kept them from being completely worthless. Sadly, that small, flickering bit of redeemingness has completely burned out on this capital mistake of an album, which may also be the least aptly-titled album she's ever made. Her always-questionable vocal prowess is at a new and startling low, and some songs (especially the stomach-turning atrocities "The 1", and "So Much Betta"), are so sickeningly robotic that they would be major low points even for talentless hacks like Rihanna or Britney. Janet has always been able to keep each of her albums from completely going under by having at least 1 good slow jam on it, but even there she pretty much craps out this time. The best song (and I say this rather lightly) is probably "Can't Be Good", which, at best, sounds like something she might have recorded 10 years ago and decided against releasing. Perhaps the first sentence that she speaks during that song sums things up best: "I Can't Believe I Let This Happen To Me." I can't believe you did either, Janet. Finally, I wish somebody would kill that stupid robot. Even if the album wasn't as bad as it is, hearing that voice over and over again will almost certainly drive you crazy.

Worst JJ album ever, period.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2008
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The photos on the "Disciplie" CD are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, most of the music tracks are not. They are too predictable, too depressing, too boring, and too much of the same old negative stuff. Janet needs to step outside the Jermaine Dupri box and try something new, something different. "Discipline" is immature, distructive and undisciplined, and leads Janet's fans in a negative direction with her lyrics.
Once Janet relaxes into the realization that "She" is the standard so many other artists are still trying to (and may never) measure up to, she will take more chances on utilizing the power of her beautiful vocal range and pick more mature and positively disciplined song choices.
Young children should be band from listening to this whenever possible.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2008
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After I saw in the paper today that Janet was launching a lingerie line, I was just irritated enough to come here to write a review of "Discipline". Too late--Terry Mesnard has just about taken every word out of my mouth. I would add to what he wrote that Janet was at her best when she was addressing social issues and laying down fierce, hard tracks.

With "Janet" she shed her clothes and inhibitions--bravo for you Ms. Jackson--I always thought you might be harboring the need to get just a little nasty! Then "The Velvet Rope" took that a step further and I was wowed by the funk party she threw. Since then I've felt that she has gone the way of Mariah Carey in the "make the world my gynecologist" department. Pretty much every song has to have that "I Feel Love" vibe to it. Ok Janet, we get it, you're sexually liberated--MOVE ON!

Say what you will about Madonna--and don't forget, Janet did have her say about Madonna's sexually explicit material--but Madonna did at least have a point to make with all of her sexually in-your-face moments. Janet and Mariah are just sexual in the "Look at me, I'm a butterfly, moth, whatever--dancing in the flames of love, making shadows on the wall...la, la, la!" Ok--we get your point--NEXT!

There might be a reason Janet's been on such a slippery slope with her career for the last several years--it all sounds and looks like rehash--hardly anything she does doesn't sound familiar like you might have heard it on one of her other albums. Even in her videos she has the look of someone who is only concerned with all that is superficial--even the way she looks smacks of overproduction. And, if I hear her tell me another nickname she had as a kid or call out the names of her friends in another song...don't even get me started on those "I'm sick of them by the second listen" interludes! Doesn't she have anything to say about "the state of the world today" anymore...or are her sexuality and physical perfection the only things that are on her mind? And then there are all of those lip-synced performances, which really irritate me when you've paid the purchase price to see a show--be it live or on dvd. Having a little help is one thing, but when your mouth doesn't even move with the sound--please!

I haven't given up on her, but she better find a new groove if she ever wants to be as relevant as she once was. I know the girl still has a care for something in the world besides sex, and that there's probably still a slammin' album in her somewhere, but this mess ain't a workin'!!!
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