Discipline (Janet Jackson album)

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Discipline
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2008
RecordedJuly 2007 – January 2008
Genre
Length53:55
Label
Producer
Janet Jackson chronology
'20 Y.O.
(2006)
Discipline 'Number Ones
(2009)
Singles from Discipline
  1. "Feedback"
    Released: December 26, 2007
  2. "Rock with U"
    Released: February 5, 2008
  3. "Luv"
    Released: February 11, 2008
  4. "Can't B Good"
    Released: March 18, 2008

Discipline is the tenth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. It was released by Island Records on February 26, 2008. It was her first album released on Island Records.[1] It is also her last album as she has decided to leave Island Records and release her albums herself.[2] Jackson was unhappy with Island's promotion of the album.[2]

Critical[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Boston Globe(negative)[4]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[5]
The Guardian2/5 stars[6]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[7]
The New York Times(mixed)[8]
PopMatters5/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[11]
The Village Voice(positive)[12]

Dicipline received generally favorable reviews from critics.[13] Metacritic gave it a Metascore of 61.[13]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro: I.D."  Rodney Jerkins, Dernst EmileJerkins, Emile 0:48
2. "Feedback"  Jerkins, Emile, Tasleema Yasin, LaShawn DanielsJerkins, Emile 3:38
3. "Luv"  Jerkins, Emile, Yasin, DanielsJerkins, Emile 3:10
4. "Interlude: Spinnin"  JerkinsJerkins 0:08
5. "Rollercoaster"  Rodney Jerkins, Theron Thomas, Timothy ThomasJerkins 3:51
6. "Interlude: Bathroom Break"  JerkinsJerkins 0:40
7. "Rock with U"  Shaffer Smith, Jermaine Dupri, Eric StamileDupri, Stamile* 3:51
8. "2nite"  Phillip "Taj" Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik HermansenStargate 4:09
9. "Can't B Good"  Smith, David GoughGough, Ne-Yo* 4:13
10. "Interlude: 4 Words"  Jerkins, Janet JacksonJerkins, J. Jackson 0:11
11. "Never Letchu Go"  Dupri, Johntá Austin, Manuel Seal, Jr.Dupri, Seal* 4:07
12. "Interlude: Truth or Dare"  Jerkins, Emile, Daniels, Delisha ThomasJerkins, Emile 0:24
13. "Greatest X"  Christopher Stewart, Terius NashStewart, Nash 4:23
14. "Interlude: Good Morning Janet"  JerkinsJerkins 0:44
15. "So Much Betta"  Dupri, Crystal Johnson, SealDupri, Seal* 2:53
16. "Interlude: Play Selection"  JerkinsJerkins 0:17
17. "The 1" (featuring Missy Elliott)Dupri, Johnson, Seal, ElliottDupri, Seal* 3:41
18. "What's Ur Name"  Dupri, Johnson, SealDupri, Seal* 2:34
19. "Interlude: The Meaning"  Jerkins, Emile, Daniels, ThomasJerkins, Emile 1:16
20. "Discipline"  Smith, Shea TaylorTaylor, Ne-Yo* 5:00
21. "Interlude: Back"  JerkinsJerkins 0:18
22. "Curtains"  Jerkins, Eric Dawson, Daniels, Antonio DixonJerkins 3:50

(*) denotes co-producer

Personnel[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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