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Janet returns to her Rhythm Nation roots with Discipline, a dance-driven disc that's sure to please her core fan base and attract new listeners. The lead single, "Feedback," showcases the record's frenetic pace -- however, the 22-track disc has even hotter songs in store, including "Rock with U" and "So Much Betta."
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A few lines from a couple songs and some suggestive presentation guarantees that a significant amount of the reaction to Discipline, Janet's tenth studio album, will feast upon the singer's lack of judiciousness when it comes to expressing her sexuality. Leave the teasing and explicitness to the teens and...
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Janet returns to her Rhythm Nation roots with Discipline, a dance-driven disc that's sure to please her core fan base and attract new listeners. The lead single, "Feedback," showcases the record's frenetic pace -- however, the 22-track disc has even hotter songs in store, including "Rock with U" and "So Much Betta."
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A few lines from a couple songs and some suggestive presentation guarantees that a significant amount of the reaction to Discipline, Janet's tenth studio album, will feast upon the singer's lack of judiciousness when it comes to expressing her sexuality. Leave the teasing and explicitness to the teens and younger twenty-somethings -- not the grown women -- right? Janet should get back to making sunny, uncomplicated songs like "Escapade" and pretend that the occasional-to-frequent salaciousness extending back to Control never existed. She should do that and, while she is at it, act her age. (When the three years younger R. Kelly releases his next album, no protests of a similar nature will be heard; ditto whenever the Rolling Stones perform "Brown Sugar.") While Discipline is dressed up like a racy affair with track-to-track titillation, it has only a couple moments where Janet takes the S&M imagery further, and more deeply personal, than she did on The Velvet Rope; the majority of its subject matter relates to the more common elements of relationships. 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" (practically a descendent of her brother Michael's "Can't Help It," with that gentle and affecting self-examination that only a Jackson can do so well) are as innocent, universal, and inviting as anything else in Janet's past. There are two irresistible, grade-A dancefloor tracks as well: the swift, swooning "Rock with U" (that is the correct title) and the more aggressive (as in "let's throw down") "2Nite." The absence of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis is not felt, not with Ne-Yo, the-Dream, Tricky Stewart, and Stargate stepping up to contribute with established Janet collaborators Johnta Austin, Rodney Jerkins, and of course Jermaine Dupri (who brought Janet with him to Island from Virgin). Janet probably won't hit that late-'80s peak again, but that is no excuse to write her off.
Village Voice - Carol Cooper
Discipline is the most cohesive deep-groove album from La Jackson since Control. Considering that none of her current producers (most notably Rodney Jerkins, Ne-Yo, and Jermaine Dupri) are particularly known for underground house anthems, the after-hours dance beats that jet-propel you through the first six full songs -- from a blacked-out Britney-esque "Feedback" to the funky, up-tempo ballad "Can't B Good" -- come as a huge, disco-licious surprise.

Discipline is the most cohesive deep-groove album from La Jackson since Control. Considering that none of her current producers (most notably Rodney Jerkins, Ne-Yo, and Jermaine Dupri) are particularly known for underground house anthems, the after-hours dance beats that jet-propel you through the first six full songs -- from a blacked-out Britney-esque "Feedback" to the funky, up-tempo ballad "Can't B Good" -- come as a huge, disco-licious surprise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602517613553
  • Catalog Number: 001073502
  • Sales rank: 90,624

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I.D. (0:47)
  2. 2 Feedback (3:38)
  3. 3 Luv (3:09)
  4. 4 Spinnin (0:07)
  5. 5 Rollercoaster (3:50)
  6. 6 Bathroom Break (0:40)
  7. 7 Rock with U (3:51)
  8. 8 2Nite (4:08)
  9. 9 Can't B Good (4:13)
  10. 10 4 Words (0:10)
  11. 11 Never Letchu Go (4:07)
  12. 12 Truth or Dare (0:23)
  13. 13 Greatest X (4:22)
  14. 14 Good Morning Janet (0:43)
  15. 15 So Much Betta (2:52)
  16. 16 Play Selection (0:17)
  17. 17 The 1 - Missy Elliott (3:40)
  18. 18 What's Ur Name (2:33)
  19. 19 The Meaning (1:16)
  20. 20 Discipline (5:00)
  21. 21 Back (0:18)
  22. 22 Curtains (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Ernie Isley Guitar
Eric Dawkins Background Vocals
John Horesco IV Guitar
Delisha Thomas Vocals
Dernst Emile Guitar
Robert Taylor "R.T." Electric Guitar
R. City Vocals
Telisha Shaw Vocals
Chris Viecco Vocals
Technical Credits
Janet Jackson Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Eric Dawson Composer
Jermaine Dupri Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
J. Peter Robinson Art Direction, Packaging
Manuel Seal Jr. Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Phil Tan Vocal Mixing
Pat Thrall Engineer
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Eric Dawkins Vocal Arrangements
Missy Elliott Composer
No I.D. Producer
Kuk Harrell Engineer
Mike Donaldson Engineer, Digital Editing
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Composer, Producer
Doug Joswick Package Production
Paul Foley Engineer
Crystal Johnson Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer, Vocal Arrangements
John Horesco IV Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Johnta Austin Composer
David Gough Composer
Tor Erik Hermanson Instrumentation
Eric Stamile Composer, Producer
D. Dorohn Gough Producer
Jaymz Hardy-Martin III Engineer
Antonio Dixon Composer
Ashaunna Ayars Marketing
Shaffer Smith Composer, Lyricist
Delisha Thomas Composer
The-Dream Composer
Ne-Yo Producer
Josh Houghkirk Engineer
Dernst Emile Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Carol Corless Package Production
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Composer, Engineer
Brian Woodring Engineer
Daniel Laporte Engineer
Roberto Vazquez Engineer
Chuando & Frey Art Direction, Packaging
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Ian Cross Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, danceable album! Janet still can make you dance!!!!

    I still love Janet Jackson's new album, Discipline! Very fun and danceable album, especially back-to-back slamming numbers of Feedback, Luv, Rollercoaster, Rock Wit U, and 2Nite. The ballads are smooth, such as Can't Be Good and Discipline. And I like that she's great on an album without longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Producers like Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, Stargate, Ne-Yo, the Dream and others gave her some solid songs! They stayed out of the way and let Janet be Janet on her album. It's very high energy most of the time on here. One of her best since Janet and Velvet Rope in the '90s.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I THOUGHT SHE LOST IT

    ...But she still has it, as evidenced by her first GREAT release in many many years, DISCIPLINE. This is more on par with the JANET album than any of her other albums, because it is packed with pure jams! It is very difficult to determine what my favorite songs are because there are so many! So Much Betta, LUV, 2Nite, Rollercoaster, The 1, and the singles Feedback and Rock With U are all stellar quality jams. It is the track Discipline, though, that is the best on the album and easily her best slow jam to date. Steamy and playful, but not overtly nasty, this will be the big hit of the album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Much Better Than Her Last Album!!!

    This is the original that everyone loves!!! Omg I love every song on here. You can dance to every song or just kicked back and listen to her soft voice. Don't listen to the other person who said it was horrible if you listen to the full version you'll fall in love with it. And i'm not even a big janet fan. GO JANET!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Everyone Needs a Little "Discipline"

    The album we've all been waiting for from Miss Jackson. Contains slinky dance tracks and smooth mid-tempo grooves. Best Bets: "Rollercoaster" "Rock With U" "Never Letchu Go" and "Can't B Good"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great return to form!

    For those who were underwhelmed by Janet's previous two efforts, fear not. The third time is definitely a charm on Ms. Jackson's latest. Janet has gone back to her pop/dance that made her a star and she's made a killer album in the process. "Feedback" is totally fresh and funky, while "Can't B Good" is littered with sweet harmonies over a soft piano line. "Rock With U" has an inescapable groove and "2Nite" is her best dance anthem since "Together Again." Perhaps the real treat here is the title track, which rivals "Anytime, Anyplace" as Janet's steamiest song ever. A pleasure from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Its Better Than I Thought

    I never bought any of Janet's cds, I just waited for the single to come out. I wanted to buy it because I love Feedback, Luv, and Rock With U. The-Dream and Ne-yo wrote a couple of songs on here which I love. She doesn't disappoint on this CD. I even like the interludes. My favorites are Feedback, Luv, Rollercoaster, Rock With U, 2nite, Greatest X, So Much Better, The 1, What's Your Name, Discipline, and Curtains. So I guess all of them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love this album!!!!

    I LOVE this album!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so Janet. A real banger. She is back to being herself and she's happy again. YEAH!!!! Nice grooves and great collabo with Missy. Don't like the interludes. Title track is super sexy and really makes you want to get it on!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Janet's Best Album EVER

    Damita Jo was an artistic catastrophe. 20 Y.O. was better musically, but a marketing and conceptual nightmare, what with it's cheesy make your own cover contest and an attempt to regain relevance based only on her past achievements. NOW, Janet has decided that she wants to acheive much much more on Discipline, her near perfect 10th studio album. This is the first time in many years I listen and feel that Janet has really put herself foward. Highlights are the smoothed out Rollercoaster, R&B pop delight LUV, funky So Much Betta, and the albums title track which be her steamiest song yet without getting too overt. It has been said before, but this time, Janet is REALLY back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW BIG DISSAPOINTMENT

    Omg Janet what the heck is this , This album blows , Your All for you was the good record after that you went down hill. I love Feedback it's decent but the rest is Crap sorry Janet fans but you might wanna skip this album due to its sounds the songs sound the same and Save you money!

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