Discipline

Discipline

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by Janet Jackson
     
 

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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."

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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."

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602517613553
catalogNumber:
001073502

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janet Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ernie Isley   Guitar
Eric Dawkins   Background Vocals
John Horesco   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
J. Peter Robinson   Art Direction,Packaging
Manuel Seal   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
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart   Composer,Producer
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Paul Foley   Engineer
Crystal Johnson   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
John Horesco   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Johnta Austin   Composer
David Gough   Composer
Tor Erik Hermanson   Instrumentation
Eric Stamile   Composer,Producer
D. Dorohn Gough   Producer
Jaymz Hardy-Martin   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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Discipline 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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"
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
...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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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