The Daily Star today features a review of Janet’s new album from the recent London listening party.
I’ve had a sneak peek at two of this year’s biggest albums, Janet Jackson’s Discipline and That Chick by Mariah Carey.
I can reveal that Janet, 41, kicks out the slow jams in favour of club bangers on her strongest and most varied collection in donkey’s years.
Destiny’s Child producer Rodney Jerkins, 30, is the man behind the standout cuts. Sweet, synth heavy lead-off track Love Love Love is the musical equivalent of Fruit Pastels while buzzy hook fest Feedback is the girl’s best single in a decade.
Elsewhere the deliciously Stevie Wonder-ish This Can’t Be Good highlights Janet’s whisper-quiet vocal texture, while Tonight sounds like a future No 1.
Only the super sexy (or plain filthy) title track, a ballad penned by Ne-Yo, 26, misses the mark.
Meanwhile the Daily Mirror has this to say:
After a first listen to Janet’s “comeback” album Discipline, we’re sure her infamous wardrobe malfunction will be forgotten.
Lyrics like: “I’ve misbehaved, I touched myself” and “Tie me to something, take off all my clothes. Take your frustrations out on me” will guarantee that.