Discipline [CD/DVD]

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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 ...
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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. [Some copies of the album came with a bonus DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602517621664
  • Catalog Number: 001073501
  • Sales rank: 64,947

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)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Feedback
  2. 2 Bonus Materials
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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love this album!!

    When I first listened to this CD I can honestly say that I wasn't really excited about it. However, when I listened to again (and everytime since) I see how Janet was on the cutting edge with the style of music that she was bringing to the table. This CD is great and I am very happy to own it. If anyone owns one of her CDs, you should own this too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album and great packaging!

    One look at the cover of Discipline is all you need to see to know that Janet's back in business. This is her best album since "The Velvet Rope" and that's saying a lot! Everything sounds so fresh and fun that you can't help but dance. "Luv" has a Kanye West vibe with some great layered vocals. "Rock With U" is another favorite - totally addictive. This special edition has some of the best album packaging I've ever seen. The cover has a metallic, silver shine and looks gorgeous. The booklet inside is full of some of the most amazing pictures Jackson has ever had taken. Whoever did the art direction should be applauded! This edition is also worth getting for the bonus DVD. "Feedback" is one of her most innovative videos and you get a behind the scenes look at making it. I'm so glad I picked this up!

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