YBF Early Review: Janet Jackson's Discipline
Check out the multiple videos and Janet interview from the listening party. Janet Jackson'slistening party went down recently in the NYC and The YBF was on the scene. It went down at New World Stages theater and it was all about the throwback to old Janet fabulousness. NY Correspondent Tichanda hit up the listening party and caught Janet in action. As L.A. Reid, J.D. and Co. played and listened to the ten tracks (about half the album), there were looped video of still photos and old music videos of Janet played on the big screen of the old movie house-all in black and white. Very film noir/old Hollywood glam/dominatrix all rolled into one. Typical Janet. Tichanda's overall review of the album: It's bangin'. The beats are hard, upbeat fast, electronica...definitely made for the club. A lot of layering so you can't tell what Janet's soft little voice is saying but - can u ever? They kicked it off with a new track called "I.D.". Then went into "Feedback", "Luv" and "Rock With U" (yes same title as her brother MJ but a different song). A track called "Rollercoaster" was hot- can't wait for the remix to this! Missyis also on a track that is slick. The video will surely be hot. She smoothes it out with a softer side- songs that make u want to lay in bed and reminisce about lost loves, new loves, and out of reach crushes. Especially on "Greatest Ex (The Best Ex Ever)". At the end of a long hour or so of listening music in the dark and watching the same video over and over the house lights came on and L.A. Reid and Janet (in a long pony tail and skin tight black outfit) walked on stage. There was a brief interview where Janet joked around and explained her inspiration behind Discipline. (A song they never played by the way). She said she wanted to say how she was feeling and go back to the authentic Janet which she did. When asked why most songs on the album are about love and sex, she ended the night with the response "I love love , and I love sex!"-in which she received a thunderous applause and standing ovation. Clearly with this new album she's trying to get back to the vintage Janet we all know and love-extra popish dance tracks with an edge, sexy ballads, and whispery words that are still catchy some kind of way. This 10th studio album of hers just may work out to be one of her best. Disciplinedrops February 26th.