I won't say that this CD is classic Janet, because Janet is such an innovator she never duplicates herself. Every album is so different from the last, when you're talking about Janet, it's classic. I'm excited that the moment has arrived, but if Janet was hoping for what her man did for Mariah, Janet, don't hold your breath cause it's not going to happen. However, Janet is going to close this chapter of her life out on top right where she belongs. With this CD she proves that she's able to endure adversity and bounce back and give us what we need a CD with club bangers, a few new tracks to add to our sex mixes and tracks that only Janet can pull off...
Her 9th studio album and the last on Virgin, leaves me to wonder what she will do next and will we ever hear from her again. Janet is as relevant as she was 20 years ago and there isn't a doubt in my mind that we'll want to hear what she's up to 20 years from now.
While she says she pays homage to control, maybe it's just me, but I really don't hear it besides the intro and a few little sound effects here and there, but I was expecting a little more sample...but that would go against the Janet innovation right? The 20 Y.O. set starts off with Janet doing a signature interlude...which is always cute. Then it goes into one of my favorite tracks "Show Me," the transition was smooth, but then I heard J.D. say "Whatchu talkin' bout shawty?" At least I didn't get a "Yall Know what this is!!??"
The first half of the CD boasts dance tracks that incorporate the 80's hip-hop/breakdance (Show Me, So Excited, This Body, Get It Out Me)sound which switches off into the signature mid-tempo tracks (With You, Call On Me, Enjoy, Do It To Me, Daybreak) which transition right into the booty call/sex songs (Take Care, Love 2 Love) that will go along side, 24 Play, Anytime Anyplace, Someday Is Tonight, Funny How Time Flies and the infamous Would You Mind...?
Overall the CD is a EXQUISITE mix of music that you can play through without skipping. I'm a Janet fan so I purchase on name alone. I won't say this is her best CD, that is a toss up between the "Janet" disc and "Velvet Rope." But this CD is without a doubt another reminder why Janet has a career with longevity and accolades, because she constantly strives for the best and she defines her own path versus keeping up with current trends. This, just like all of the other Janet CD's are CD's that will never go out of style. Janet is truly a timeless artist. Music is classic, style grabs your attention and her mystery intrigues you. You can always put on Janet song to make you feel better, make you think about someone or get you through the day because you're goin' through some shit. She has remained constant in her music expression...inspiring many and reminding us that we can all have fun, LOVE AGAIN, and most important be SEXY while BEING YOURSELF.
Oh and of course, this CD gets the:
TRENT JACKSON STAMP OF APPROVAL.
If you don't want to spend the money on the CD make sure you listen to my show tomorrow, you'll get a chance to win the CD on my show.
Favorite Tracks: SHOW ME, DO IT TO ME, SO EXCITED AND TAKE CARE.