Discipline

~ Release group by Janet

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Discipline (Special Edition) CD 23 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 1762969 602517629691
Discipline CD 22 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), JDJ Entertainment B0010735-02 602517613553
Discipline Digital Media 23 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
Discipline CD 24 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICL-9065 4988005506245
Discipline CD 24 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICL-9067 4988005507273
Discipline CD 22 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602517643239 602517643239
Discipline CD 22 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 176 432-3 602517643239
Discipline CD 22 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602517613553 602517613553
Discipline CD 22 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group), Universal Music Russia 460502601622 4605026016224
Discipline CD 23 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 1762972 602517629721
Discipline 2×12" Vinyl 11 + 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B0010735-01
Promotion
Discipline CD 24 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICL-9067
Bootleg
Discipline CD-R 22 Radio City (Pakistani bootleg label) RCE 5842 3011000058424

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Unfairly or not, recent memories of Janet Jackson as a musician have been distracted by her ... erm... exposure at the 2004 Superbowl. Wardrobe malfunction has led to career malfunction, with recent records, Damita Jo and 20 Y.O, failing to bring back the good times enjoyed in the heady days of Control and Rhythm Nation.

After a mixed spell with Virgin Records, Janet is back with Island records for this, her tenth album. Working closely, or should we say intimately, with fiance Jermaine Dupri, Janet turns, once again, to her a naughtier side to try and refocus the spotlight back on her.

Discipline can be boiled down easily. A sexually charged first half is matched against a slushy, soppy second. A futuristic feel, a text speak track listing and painfully embarrassing interludes help you come to the conclusion that, at 41, Janet's musical life is not ageing well. The schtick presented on Discipline is stale and fails to arouse in the way Janet may have hoped. Lyrics such as Rock With U's ''Let's converse/Talk with your body'' and Feedback's ''Strum me like a guitar/Blow out my amplifier '' won't seduce anybody, and the title track - an S&M; special - is, for lots of reasons, a huge turn-off.

Somewhere amongst the rough are a couple of potential diamonds with 2Nite the most successful trip back to Janet's former glories and Can't Be Good the pick of the dedications to Dupri. But expect little from Missy Elliott's cameo on No 1 though - it's hip hop by numbers and nothing more.

Usually never shy to speak her mind on any issue, it's astonishing that Jackson hasn't a single writing credit on the record. A fact that makes its hot blooded nature even more disturbing, and only add to the mounting problems on an album that continues to take the sheen off a once glittering past. Next time Janet, it might help to take a hand off the whip and put it on a pen.