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  • #26
    Her & Jermaine :-?

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    • #27
      To hear 3 more songs from the album:

      http://www.thebeatla.com/Media/Audio/Bu ... _Truly.wma - Truly
      http://www.thebeatla.com/Media/Audio/Bu ... ime%20.wma - Spending Time
      http://www.thebeatla.com/Media/Audio/Bu ... itaJoe.wma - Damita Jo

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      • #28
        Three great tracks... YAY!

        The album doesnt have Too many interludes...


        1. Looking for Love - 1:29 INTRO
        2. Damita Jo - 2:46
        3. Sexhibition - 2:29
        4. Strawberry Bounce - 3:11
        5. My Baby performed by Jackson / Kanye West - 4:17
        6. The Islands - 0:39 INTERLUDE
        7. Spending Time With You - 4:14
        8. Magic Hour - 0:23 INTERLUDE
        9. Island Life - 3:53
        10. All Nite (Don't Stop) - 3:26
        11. R&B Junkie - 3:11
        12. I Want You - 4:13
        13. Like You Don't Love Me - 3:40
        14. Thinkin' Bout My Ex - 4:34
        15. Warmth - 3:44
        16. Moist - 4:55
        17. It All Comes Down to Love - 0:38 INTERLUDE
        18. Truly - 3:59
        19. The One - 1:02 INTERLUDE
        20. SloLove - 3:44
        21. Country - 0:31 INTERLUDE
        22. Just a Little While - 4:11
        CALL ME CALICE, CALL ME COLD. YOU'RE ITALIC, I'M IN BOLD.

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        • #29
          Janet looks really good in the I Want You video!
          CALL ME CALICE, CALL ME COLD. YOU'RE ITALIC, I'M IN BOLD.

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          • #30
            First single now promoted to clubs:

            Janet Jackson 'Just A Little While' - Virgin Records

            1. Album Version (4.12)
            2. Maurice's Nu Soul Remix (7.11)
            3. Peter Rauhofer Club Mix (9.28)


            Regards,

            Cypher

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            • #31
              yeah, i heard those tracks today, I' so excited about the cd. There's also an interview on line, with Jan explaining the concept.

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              • #32
                Originally posted by Hype
                Janet looks really good in the I Want You video!
                Yeah, she does. I like the "simplicity" idea of the video.

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                • #33
                  I've heard a few more songs from her album... my favourites so far are "Spending Time With You", "All Nite (Don't Stop)", and "Truly".
                  Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100

                  M4B Charts Central

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                  • #34
                    its up on some mp3 sites, anyone checked it out yet? i mite.

                    I just bought her 'Janet' album today
                    CALL ME CALICE, CALL ME COLD. YOU'RE ITALIC, I'M IN BOLD.

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                    • #35
                      I saw the video for I want you last night on BET and the video is okay.
                      Favorite new shows this fall season '06

                      1. Heroes
                      2. Ugly Betty
                      3. Six Degrees

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                      • #36
                        I Want You is a better video than Just A Little While, I'll say.

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                        • #37
                          its strange. its not like a janet album IMO.

                          ii think she needed more tracks like All For You on it....but its a good album all the same GO J
                          CALL ME CALICE, CALL ME COLD. YOU'RE ITALIC, I'M IN BOLD.

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                          • #38
                            I have heard the following tracks from the album:

                            Just A Little While
                            I Want You
                            Spending Time With You
                            All Nite (Don't Stop)
                            RnB Junkie

                            And I can say that I am really pleased with what I have heard, and from what everyone else has said this is definitely an album for Janet's urban fans, which is cool because I thought maybe she would be trying to repeat the success of 'All For You' with this album, especially after hearing 'JALW', but that is definitely not the case. It was especially nice to hear 'RnB Junkie', because it is a Jam & Lewis track and they also complement Janet real well, this track may remind some of the 'All For You' single, only more retro.

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                            • #39
                              To preview 8 tracks from the album goto:

                              http://janet-damitajo.cjb.net/

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                              • #40
                                okay ive had it for a day or two now and...WOW! its amazing! not as good as TVR, but better than Janet & All 4 u! I love it! Look out for sehibition and strawberry bounce both very good....and moist is really good too!
                                CALL ME CALICE, CALL ME COLD. YOU'RE ITALIC, I'M IN BOLD.

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                                • #41
                                  Really like!!

                                  - Damita Jo - wish it was a little longer, only 2mins45 secs

                                  - All Nite (Don't Stop) - by far my fave on the album. Really reminds me of Black Eyed Peas 'Hey Mama' but millions of times better!!!!!!!!! Think it's just the clapping bit init actually.

                                  and - R&B Junkie - sooooo 80's!!!!

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                                  • #42
                                    and am really feelin 'SloLove' - so poppy!!!

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                                    • #43
                                      This album is good. I am surprised because I'm not a Janet fan. R&B junkie, I want you, Damita Jo etc. She has so many great songs. I don't understand how Love me for a little is a single.
                                      Favorite new shows this fall season '06

                                      1. Heroes
                                      2. Ugly Betty
                                      3. Six Degrees

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                                      • #44
                                        A few people thought Janet lost her soul on the last album. She's an artist and has many sides. She's back to kick some ass

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                                        • #45
                                          Originally posted by Molokat
                                          A few people thought Janet lost her soul on the last album. She's an artist and has many sides. She's back to kick some ass
                                          That's what's cool about Janet Jackson: no matter how much people say she's weak and her career's going down, they forget the fact that she's survived with grace by showing that her longevity has provided such an amazing mark within the pop and R&B/hip-hop communities. She can stay as long as she wants because her new album seems to prove itself as being her most soulful yet. The groves a lot deeper and more funky, yet a lot slower and more relaxed than her past albums. "All For You" seemed like a mixed bag of being overtly glossy and pop with some R&B, and "The Velvet Rope" seemed too erotic for some critics (but it was still an interesting bag of tricks as well). "Damita Jo" sets itself from the other two albums because it takes the soul from those albums and has concentrated them to an album of tracks of love that are equally sensual and soulful. "Just A Little While" is probably the poppiest I've heard Janet in a while, but ironically, it contrasts the almost neo-soul underlying sound of the album.

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                                          • #46
                                            the more and more i listen to this, the more faves i'm finding am now loving 'could this be love'.

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                                            • #47
                                              "As far as this cd is concerned, Janet Jackson's sin was not in exposing her breast during the Super Bowl. After all, the lady just wanted to show off a new piece of jewelry. The sin was in stripping down without titillating anyone. Overnight, she destroyed the highly sexualized persona she'd been cultivating for the last ten years and undermined Damita Jo, which is all about her sexuality -- from the cover (which features her topless and airbrushed) to songs such as the orgasmic 'Moist.' Sample lyric: 'Boy, you're about to make the rain come down.'
                                              Then there's 'Warmth,' which makes R. Kelly sound subtle. The audio equivalent of a Penthouse 'Forum' letter, 'Warmth' leaves nothing to the imagination. It begins with Jackson's 'hands wrapped around, stroking' to a porno bass thump. 'I feel you get erect,' she sings, before cooing, 'There's no place warmer than my mouth.' And, finally, after nearly four minutes, she demands, 'Now it's my turn.'

                                              Like the Super Bowl stunt, Damita Jo (titled after Jackson's middle name) smacks of trying too hard. It wants to be all things to all pop fans: There's some following in Beyonce's footsteps, a little Jay-Z piggybacking, whiffs of classic Eighties Janet, teeny-bopper pop, a Nelly impression, old-school funk, push-button rock & roll, even a little country & western. And the spoken-word interludes -- a staple of most of her albums -- in which she talks intimately to the listener, as if answering interview questions, are just plain weird.

                                              'When you look at me, do you want me just for what you see?' Jackson asks breathily in one such interlude. 'Do you think I'm that person that you watch on TV?/There's another side that I don't hide, but may never show.'

                                              While wags may quip, 'The left breast,' the truth is that Jackson is just trying to humanize herself, as she did so well on her breakthrough 1986 album, Control. But here she succeeds only in sounding even more out of touch, exposing her so-called real self -- her Damita Jo side -- by talking about how she used to enjoy listening to music while doing her homework and likes to read a good book on the beach. Who cares? This is the twenty-first century, and celebrity gossip and diet plans are now hard news: If you're going to talk to us intimately on your CD, at least tell us about your divorce, your workout tips and what you were thinking on Super Bowl Sunday.

                                              Instead, Damita Joe alternates between Jackson trying to play fantasy object and Everygirl, neither of which she really seems to be. Further evidence of the personality crisis comes from the production, which mixes the loyal architects of her sound -- Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis -- with the producer of the moment, Kanye West. The net result is that Jackson just sounds self-conscious.

                                              Jackson has had eighteen years of monster hits, so it's hard to fault her instincts. Even her last lackluster CD, 2001's All for You, sold better in its first week than her best albums have. But the tough-talking teenager of Control, the high-minded soldier of Rhythm Nation and even the comeback queen of The Velvet Rope are all gone now. If reduced to a quarter of its size (it's twenty-two tracks long), Damita Jo could be a great CD. The candy-coated, Jay-Z-sampling 'Strawberry Bounce' is undeniable; on 'I Want You,' with help from West, she evokes the Motown dreams her siblings lived; and 'Thinkin' Bout My Ex' is a classic Babyface ballad that would make any self-respecting boy band jealous. But there's too much of Jackson's moistness to wade through to get to Damita Jo's solid ground." - Neil Strauss
                                              2/5 stars

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                                              • #48
                                                I don't really know whether to agree with Rolling Stone magazine (the review from the above post) or not because they can be accurate about their reviews, but they can be WAAAY too critical as well. They usually fancy rock acts more than R&B/pop acts anyway. I dunno, I might just get the album and see. "Damita Jo" seems like an extremely diverse, promising album, but more wholly towards the urban community. Janet's always been one to go for the mainstream, not just devote herself wholly to the R&B/hip-hop world. Actually, she hasn't really be super in sync with the R&B/hip-hop world for a while because most of her hits end up becoming bigger pop hits than R&B/hip-hop hits. Still, she's admired by everyone and this shouldn't stop her from scoring another #1 album. Her might be waning artistically, but she's still da bomb. Whatever, we're all just going to have to listen to the album to see how it's like. I can expect it to be good because Janet's albums are large, but always full of great surprises and stuff.

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                                                • #49
                                                  I am surprised and disappointed at Rolling Stone, especially since this album has been recieved a lot better than 'All For You' by critics on the whole.

                                                  So who will be buying this album tomorrow?

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                                                  • #50
                                                    I'm in two minds whether to buy the album. I hated 'All for you', I cannot stand the lead off single of Damita Jo. But apart from the Rolling Stone interview there people seem to think it's good album. :-?

                                                    I might just buy it out of loyalty. I do that alot....
                                                    I'll be the bitch tonight (I'll show you bitch - bitch!)
                                                    Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Cool, Honey.
                                                    Sure you're right I'm a B.I.T.C.H!!!

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