Sure I’m late to the party and Janet’s new album, Discipline, has been out for about two months now but I’ve been busy and to be honest on first listen I wasn’t really excited about this album… now I can’t get enough of it.
I’ve always loved Miss Jackson, I think she is one of the most under-rated stars of today’s music scene. I wonder if the controversy that has hit brother Michael in the past few years has had an impact on her too.
I’ll go out on a limb and say that Discipline is to be the best album of the year. Madonna’s album Hard Candy has failed to impress me, so far I don’t see too many singles from that one. Mariah’s was so-so and I’m still waiting on new albums from Alanis and Cyndi.
From Discipline I see Feedback (well that’s not hard it already is a single), Luv, Rollercoaster, So Much Betta, The 1 (featuring Missy Elliot), What’s Ur Name, oh hell all of the songs on the album are great and the ones here are definitely single-worthy.
Give it a listen but I’ll share a secret with you, I haven’t bought it yet. I’ve been burnt by every Janet Jackson album since “Janet”. Being a fan I run out and buy it the day it is released, only to have a “Special Edition” released a month of two later. I have spent, and continue to spend a LOT of money on music, but I’m sick of record companies hitting the fans with their crap marketing tactics. So I’ll gladly buy the album, as soon as I’m comfortable to believe that I won’t have to buy it twice.
The other thing that annoys me, particularly with Janet and Cyndi, there is always a Japanese edition of the album that contains songs that are not, and will not be readily available here in Australia. What’s with that? It’s out there, I want it, I should be able to buy it. Instead I am forced to steal the music, what kind of fan would I be if I didn’t?