Janet Jackson is working on new music again...What should it be?

  • MadeinMich

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    May 23, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/1562833/janet-jackson-janet-classic-track-by-track-review

    In the 90's every Janet Jackson album was an event because it had a new theme. She always seemed to open herself up in a new way, exposing herself more with every passing album. But as she came into the 2000's, while dancable, I found her music to be repetative and oversexualized, offering us nothing new. But now as she's in her 40's, in love, recovering from the loss of her brother what concept or direction do you think she should go in for her next album. What should her concept be?
  • MadeinMich

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    May 23, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    I would personally love to see her do a Ray of Light type of reflective album but with a modern edge to it. I think she really needs to get back with Jimmy and Terry. They always all did their best work together.
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    May 23, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidI would personally love to see her do a Ray of Light type of reflective album but with a modern edge to it. I think she really needs to get back with Jimmy and Terry. They always all did their best work together.


    +100000000000


    That last album was an iniquity.
  • TroyAthlete

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    May 23, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    I just don't think there's a market for "her" anymore, ever since she was thrown under the bus for the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. She has to overcome that, for whatever reason.

    Her music has been consistently good in the past decade, it's just compartmentalized to club play -- she no longer gets push on pop radio. But her album Discipline (2007) was as good as anything she's ever done, and she's released in the past ten years at least three songs that should have been mega-hits but just sort of fizzled on the radio, unfortunately. Which I guess means some artist will cover them in about twenty years and get filthy rich:







    Porn for the ears.
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    May 23, 2013 8:43 AM GMT
    venue35 saidNo discipline was not her best album. Velvet rope is the best album Janet has ever made. Don't get me wrong discipline had some good songs on it but no way is it her best album. Rock with u should have been a huge hit however.
    I'm just glad she's making new music again cause she's the best.
    Also or the ones who know if she had released my baby as the lead single off Damita Jo it would have gone number one. It was after the Super Bowl incident an instead they went with just a little while which was a weak choice for a single. Damn you Justine for lettin Janet hang like that!!! He's just a wimpy ass white boy pretending to be black anyway and his acting sure ain't anything special...


    Definitely.
  • MadeinMich

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    May 23, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    venue35 saidNo discipline was not her best album. Velvet rope is the best album Janet has ever made. Don't get me wrong discipline had some good songs on it but no way is it her best album. Rock with u should have been a huge hit however.
    I'm just glad she's making new music again cause she's the best.
    Also or the ones who know if she had released my baby as the lead single off Damita Jo it would have gone number one. It was after the Super Bowl incident an instead they went with just a little while which was a weak choice for a single. Damn you Justine for lettin Janet hang like that!!! He's just a wimpy ass white boy pretending to be black anyway and his acting sure ain't anything special...


    Amen to that. Justin really hung her ass out to dry, now this hack's career is flurishing. That's why a lot of black audiences don't take to caucasions doing soul R&B, hip hop music when they feel the artists lack commitment to the black audience. That's why JT want to be Robin Thick.

    Anyways. While, All For You and Feedback was my shit, I feel her 2000 albums lacked the impact of her 90's work. Each album in the 90's had it's own distinctly unique flavor to it where as her 2000's are all kind of bunched into slow sultry R&B jams where she's whispering all the time. It just got annoying to me. She stopped singing out. I really want her to go back to JJ and TL because they got her and their arrangement fit her thin voice and made her sound better. Plus I feel they have always been adaptive to current trends in music.
  • HottJoe

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    May 23, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    MadeinMich saidI would personally love to see her do a Ray of Light type of reflective album but with a modern edge to it. I think she really needs to get back with Jimmy and Terry. They always all did their best work together.


    I like Velvet Rope better than Ray of the Light, and they came out the same year. I think the last track off of Rope is my favorite, though I haven't listened to it in years.icon_smile.gif
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    May 23, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    venue35 saidNo discipline was not her best album. Velvet rope is the best album Janet has ever made. Don't get me wrong discipline had some good songs on it but no way is it her best album. Rock with u should have been a huge hit however.
    I'm just glad she's making new music again cause she's the best.
    Also or the ones who know if she had released my baby as the lead single off Damita Jo it would have gone number one. It was after the Super Bowl incident an instead they went with just a little while which was a weak choice for a single. Damn you Justine for lettin Janet hang like that!!! He's just a wimpy ass white boy pretending to be black anyway and his acting sure ain't anything special...


    Velvet Rope was her best album although janet. had a lot of good songs. I love almost every track of off Velvet Rope. It was and is the good standard for R&B pop music.
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    May 24, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    That's interesting that there are so many VR lovers on here. I like Janet better. Thought overall it was a more consitently good album.
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    May 24, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidThat's interesting that there are so many VR lovers on here. I like Janet better. Thought overall it was a more cositently good album.


    I like it equally to Velvet Rope.
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    May 24, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
    Im excited to hear her new album, though I only like a few songs from her last album, Discipline. I'm a huge fan though and grew up listening to her, I went to her last tour, the Rock with You Tour and all she did was play her greatest hits. I LOVE that women because she can still put on a great performance after all these years
  • HottJoe

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    May 24, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidThat's interesting that there are so many VR lovers on here. I like Janet better. Thought overall it was a more consitently good album.


    VR was an album I used to listen to from beginning to end and get a lot out of. I just connected with her spirit there. I never felt that way about her other albums. My ex was a huge fan, though, and Janet was his favorite album.
  • calibro

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    May 24, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    i would love for her to make a silent film
  • MadeinMich

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    May 24, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    MadeinMich saidThat's interesting that there are so many VR lovers on here. I like Janet better. Thought overall it was a more consitently good album.


    VR was an album I used to listen to from beginning to end and get a lot out of. I just connected with her spirit there. I never felt that way about her other albums. My ex was a huge fan, though, and Janet was his favorite album.

    Hmm. Maybe I should repay a visit to VR. I think it was derivative of Janet in a lot of ways. Got Til It's Gone seemed to fill the mid tempo R&B groove feel of that's the way love goes, where she's essentialy crooning over a mid tempo hip hop beat. I Get So Lonely was derivative of anytime/anyplace, freezone was derivative of Throb, in that it was basically another uptempo dance groove with minimal singing. Together again was a standout, although it could have been included as a standout on the Janet album. I think the Lisa Marie phone conversation was stupid and so was the song Real Special. It had a lot of hits and misses for me where Janet was more consistently good.

    What mood did you enjoy about the VR album?
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    May 24, 2013 5:31 AM GMT
    MadeinMich said
    HottJoe said
    MadeinMich saidThat's interesting that there are so many VR lovers on here. I like Janet better. Thought overall it was a more consitently good album.


    VR was an album I used to listen to from beginning to end and get a lot out of. I just connected with her spirit there. I never felt that way about her other albums. My ex was a huge fan, though, and Janet was his favorite album.

    Hmm. Maybe I should repay a visit to VR. I think it was derivative of Janet in a lot of ways. Got Til It's Gone seemed to fill the mid tempo R&B groove feel of that's the way love goes, where she's essentialy crooning over a mid tempo hip hop beat. I Get So Lonely was derivative of anytime/anyplace, freezone was derivative of Throb, in that it was basically another uptempo dance groove with minimal singing. Together again was a standout, although it could have been included as a standout on the Janet album. I think the Lisa Marie phone conversation was stupid and so was the song Real Special. It had a lot of hits and misses for me where Janet was more consistently good.

    What mood did you enjoy about the VR album?


    The lyrics, and I felt that she was going for a 90s alternative vibe, which I loved with the R+B pop sound. It grew on me over time and I was able to read into it. It was confessional, and in the end she seems like the sanest of the Jackson's.
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    May 24, 2013 8:03 AM GMT
    shes a whore , accepted islam coz of money & to have a royal connection to that murderer from qatar , fuck u bi*ch , now i feel she filthier
  • josephmovie

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    May 24, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    Whatever she does, I think it's time to tone down the whole sex angle.
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    May 24, 2013 8:40 AM GMT
    Yes. Something for the children. The poor kids that don't have anything.
    Give the proceeds to charity.
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    May 24, 2013 8:59 AM GMT
    Zeriel saidshes a whore , accepted islam coz of money & to have a royal connection to that murderer from qatar , fuck u bi*ch , now i feel she filthier



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    May 24, 2013 9:54 AM GMT
    Her last great album was Velvet Rope. If she can come up with something as deep and eclectic as that I will be looking forward to her new record.
  • MadeinMich

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    May 24, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    venue35 saidThey did give money to charity...
    Janet is a great album...can't believe it turned twenty this week. So many great songs. That's the way love goes, IF(my favorite Janet trek ever),throb, anytime any place(love the R Kelly version),whoops now , again etc.
    I like rhythm nation better though... sure Janet was where she started writing all the songs herself too. There is a song on RN1814 called someday is tonight. i always get chills when i hear that song.I think jimmy jam and terry Lewis are the best producers in the world. I'm sure that Janet will work with them again.
    I thought the approach to discipline was a little wrong. The song and video for feedback were great though. I didn't like the s&m cover and concept. Rock with u, luv,roller coaster, and 2 nite are great tracks. The rest I don't like so much. I'm worried that now she married that billionaire she won't be making a new album this year. I was really hoping for something this year....


    It's official. You are the official Janet Jackson connoisseur of Real Jock. I actually had no idea VR was so highly regarded by Janet fans. Just as a little corection. Janet has only written two songs in her career. One of them is Black Cat.

    I never got off into the VR era. It's the only 90' album I never bought. I thought the singles were good but not good enough for me to buy the collection. I think the way her record company never released Got Til It's gone as an official single really hurt the albums initial sales. I mean who does that to a major star.
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    May 24, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    I think she is an icon but her time for making RELEVANT new music has passed (just check her last few album sales). She should put out a catchy dance track for the summer and leave the album making for the newbies who still have something to prove.
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    May 24, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    Havent bought one of Janets albums since Rhythm Nation .. I'm open to anything at this stage, would love to hear something new.
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    May 24, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    venue35 said
    MadeinMich said
    venue35 saidThey did give money to charity...
    Janet is a great album...can't believe it turned twenty this week. So many great songs. That's the way love goes, IF(my favorite Janet trek ever),throb, anytime any place(love the R Kelly version),whoops now , again etc.
    I like rhythm nation better though... sure Janet was where she started writing all the songs herself too. There is a song on RN1814 called someday is tonight. i always get chills when i hear that song.I think jimmy jam and terry Lewis are the best producers in the world. I'm sure that Janet will work with them again.
    I thought the approach to discipline was a little wrong. The song and video for feedback were great though. I didn't like the s&m cover and concept. Rock with u, luv,roller coaster, and 2 nite are great tracks. The rest I don't like so much. I'm worried that now she married that billionaire she won't be making a new album this year. I was really hoping for something this year....


    It's official. You are the official Janet Jackson connoisseur of Real Jock. I actually had no idea VR was so highly regarded by Janet fans. Just as a little corection. Janet has only written two songs in her career. One of them is Black Cat.

    I never got off into the VR era. It's the only 90' album I never bought. I thought the singles were good but not good enough for me to buy the collection. I think the way her record company never released Got Til It's gone as an official single really hurt the albums initial sales. I mean who does that to a major star.
    got till its gone was not released as a single in the US because the record company didn't want it as the first single-they wanted together again to be the first single. So it was more like a teaser or the album.Got till its one uses a sample from uk singer Desree from her hit feel so high. jimmy and terry never got permission to use it and desree sued janet and they settled out of court.
    You didn't correct me I made no mistake. After Control, Janet started to write the lyrics herself but on Rhythm NAtion she wote half the songs herself and jimmy jam and terry Lewis wrote the rest of the tracks. Now what I meant was that on the album Janet and all albums after that excluding DIscipline, Janet writes all the lyrics herself while jimmy jam and terry Lewis write the music even though Janet writes the melodies as well. I think on the later albums only CAll on me was written by jimmy and terry and not Janet. You can ask me anything about Janet and he music and ill probably know the answer.
    Fun FAct : How will I know by Whitney was first given to Janet and she hated it she thought it was really silly. WHitneys producer took the song and changed it around and it became a huge hit for WHitney in '86
    Jimmy and Terry were original members of the funk group The Time which was under the control of Prince in the early 80's. Jimmy and Terry were starting to write songs and produce for other groups including KLymax I miss you and for the SOS band. The Time used to open for prince on all his concerts and on a night they were to perform Jimmy and Terry got snowed in and couldn't make the flight in time to hit the stage. Prince fired them and three years later they became the biggest producers in the world when Control came out.
    In the summer of '86 they wrote a song for the Human League called Human which hit number one in the States it's a great great song.

    The velvet rope caused a lot of controversy when it came out due to the bisexuality in some of the songs lyrics. On the Rod Stewart track tonight's the night she doesn't change the lyrics and its as if she's singing to another woman hence all the lesbian rumors that started to come out.
    Also the bondage imagery didn't go down too well or the lyrics to free xone.

    She secretly married Renee elizondo in '91. In 99 or 2000 the relationship started to fall apart and Janet caught him cheating on her in one of the Bungalows on their beach house. The songs You ain't Right and Truth (which is her best vocal ever)from the Album All for you talk about this. He threatened to sue her and write a book about her being a secret lesbian but they settled out of court and she got rid of him.



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    Track listing [edit]No. Title Writer(s) Length
    1. "Interlude: Pledge" 0:47
    2. "Rhythm Nation" Janet Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis 5:31
    3. "Interlude: T.V." 0:22
    4. "State of the World" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 4:48
    5. "Interlude: Race" 0:05
    6. "The Knowledge" Harris, Lewis 3:54
    7. "Interlude: Let's Dance" 0:03
    8. "Miss You Much" Harris, Lewis 4:12
    9. "Interlude: Come Back" 0:21
    10. "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" Harris, Lewis 5:50
    11. "Livin' in a World (They Didn't Make)" Harris, Lewis 4:41
    12. "Alright" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 6:26
    13. "Interlude: Hey Baby" 0:10
    14. "Escapade" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 4:44
    15. "Interlude: No Acid" 0:05
    16. "Black Cat" Jackson 4:50
    17. "Lonely" Harris, Lewis 4:59
    18. "Come Back to Me" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 5:33
    19. "Someday Is Tonight" Jackson, Harris, Lewis 6:00
    20. "Interlude: Livin'...In Complete Darkness" 1:07
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    calibro saidi would love for her to make a silent film



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