Janet Jackson - Damita Jo

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Postby biscuits » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:41 am

The debate always seems to be whether this or AFY was her best 2000s album. For me, it's definitely AFY, but this is easily second. If I rank the songs from both albums, it's roughly like this...

1. Truth
2. Someone To Call My Lover
3. When We Oooo
4. Son of a Gun

5. Moist
6. China Love
7. All For You
8. Doesn't Really Matter
9. Trust a Try
10. Come On Get Up

11. Strawberry Bounce
12. Feels So Right
13. I Want You
14. Like You Don't Love Me

15. Would You Mind
16. R&B Junkie
17. All Nite

18. Better Days
19. Warmth
20. Truly
21. SloLove
22. Just a Little While
23. Damita Jo
24. My Baby
25. Thinkin Bout My Ex
26. Island Life

27. You Ain't Right
28. Spending Time With You
29. Sexhibition

30. Love Scene (Ooo Baby)
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Postby Gravity » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 pm

1. SloLove
2. Come On Get Up
3. All Nite (Don't Stop)
4. All For You
5. Trust A Try
6. Like You Don't Love Me
7. You Ain't Right
8. Better Days
9. Feels So Right
10. Thinkin' Bout My Ex
11. My Baby
12. Sexhibition
13. R&B Junkie
14. China Love
15. Truth
16. When We Oooo
17. Doesn't Really Matter
18. Spending Time With You
19. Island Life
20. I Want You
21. Love Scene (Ooh Baby)
22. Would You Mind
23. Truly
24. Strawberry Bounce
25. Someone To Call My Lover
26. Moist
27. Warmth
28. Damita Jo
29. Just A Little While
30. Son Of a Gun

I looove every song from 1-15. From 16-28 are songs I like, but I'm not crazy about them. Only truly dislike JALW and Son Of A Gun.

AFY has more highlights, but Damita Jo is better overall for me.
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Postby GetBack » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:47 pm

Still love this album! I am so happy to have bought the Japanese version! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby ccadavi1 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:19 pm

This + The Velvet Rope are the albums I love the most. Both of them offer an eclectic selection of sounds, rhythm, vibes and emotions that are hard to find in an average album. The Velvet Rope is very personal and Damita Jo is a collection of sounds and styles when she feels real comfortable being in. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this

Looking For Love 7/10
Damita Jo 8/10
Sexhibition 7/10
Strawberry Bounce 9/10
My Baby 10/10
Spending Time With You 9/10
Island Life 10/10
All Nite (Don't Stop) 10/10
R&B Junkie 10/10
I Want You 10/10
Like You Don't Love Me 9/10
Thinkin' Bout My Ex 8/10
Warmth 7/10
Moist 8/10
Truly 8/10
SloLove 10/10
Just A Little While 10/10
I'm Here 8/10
Put Your Hands On 9/10
Could This Be Love 9/10
Donna Summer / Janet Jackson / Tina Turner / Toni Braxton / Billie Holiday
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:29 am

All Nite was the ratchet anthem that never was. :cry: Easily the best thing to come from this album.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:56 am

This sounds so good when played at the beach! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby LotsOfLove » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 am

GetBack wrote:This sounds so good when played at the beach! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Yes yes yes!!
I listened to this album last year when I was sunbathing at the beach and it was amazing. It felt so good.

This, Velvet Rope & Discipline are my favorite albums of her. I think this one is my ultimate favorite.
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Postby biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:20 pm

14 year anniversary
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Postby biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Liberty wrote:Sexhibition - nuff said.
All Nite (Don`t Stop) - I assume this doesn't mean dancing?
Thinkin` Bout My X - could refer to ex, but probably not.
Warmth - hmm.
Moist - bleah.
Slo Love - why do Americans equate sex to love?
Put Your Hands On Me - touch of my hand?

Filthy.
How does it feel to be wrong? Jerk
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Postby LotsOfLove » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:16 pm

Love this one so much! Great album.
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:21 pm

biscuits wrote:14 year anniversary
Already? Damn!
Such a fantastic record, from start to end.
So much wasted potential too. Loooove this album.
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Postby biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:21 pm

I remember buying it on my lunch break on the day of release. Listened to it as soon as I got home and it was an incredible experience
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Postby Benjamin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:25 pm

Listening to it now. <3
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Postby biscuits » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:24 pm

My instant faves were My Baby and Island Life but not so much now
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Postby Yoshie » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:31 pm

Masterpiece.

I'll always be upset that this record never got its chance to shine, and due to such ridiculous, disgusting circumstances at that.
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Postby BlueScorpion » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:53 am

Yoshie wrote:Masterpiece.

I'll always be upset that this record never got its chance to shine, and due to such ridiculous, disgusting circumstances at that.
All this. Deserved so much more and it's better than AFY.
You ain't gotta break down,
YOU'RE TOO STRONG!"
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:25 am

BlueScorpion wrote:
Yoshie wrote:Masterpiece.

I'll always be upset that this record never got its chance to shine, and due to such ridiculous, disgusting circumstances at that.
All this. Deserved so much more and it's better than AFY.
Agreed. This deserved much more (than AYF).

My favourites are 'All Nite (Don't Stop)' - I still lose it when I hear this in a club - 'Island Life', 'Thinking' Bout My Ex', 'I Want You', 'Moist' and "Warmth'.

The second half of the album is so strong.
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Postby Gravity » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:26 am

I love Sexhibition. It's such a bop. 8-)
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Postby biscuits » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:32 am

Ok, we can appreciate Damita Jo but let’s not lie and say it’s better than AFY
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Postby Yoshie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:43 pm

I like Damita Ho more than All for You too. All for You is a fantastic album in its own right, though.
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Postby biscuits » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:44 am

I think I played this album for a month straight before finally changing CD

Also, no mp3 on phones back then. Just 10 second audio notes, so I remember recording 10 seconds each of My Baby, Island Life and Warmth
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Postby biscuits » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:33 am

Really in love with 'All Nite' lately
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:56 am

biscuits wrote:Really in love with 'All Nite' lately
TUNE. I still thibk it should have been the lead single.
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Postby biscuits » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:58 am

Imagine if that Justin performance was replaced with 'All Nite' instead :cry:

R&B was huge in 2004, and Janet could have been up there with Usher and Alicia Keys. It was such a traumatic year for the fans :cry:
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Postby Benjamin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:06 am

^ Never thought of that. An 'All Nite' performance would've been so epic.

I never understand why they picked 'Just A Little While' as the first single. I really like the track, but it literally doesn't sound like anything else on the album. 'All Nite' would've been better. Or 'My Baby'.
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