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All for You
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Unlike those other members of her family, Janet Jackson's albums are still worth waiting for. The best parts of All for You, her first disc since 1997's The Velvet Rope, continue to display the first-class pop-R&B talen... more »
Amazon.com's Best of 2001
Unlike those other members of her family, Janet Jackson's albums are still worth waiting for. The best parts of All for You, her first disc since 1997's The Velvet Rope, continue to display the first-class pop-R&B talent who broke through decisively in the mid-'80s with "What Have You Done for Me Lately" and "Nasty." Jackson's longtime cohorts Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are of course on board, and the production-writing trio demonstrates its mastery of everything from dirty funk ("You Ain't Right") to peppy, radio-perfect ("Come on Get Up" and 2000's No. 1 "Doesn't Really Matter") and hypnotically undulating sounds ("When We Oooo"). While much of All for You is irresistible, its handful of failures are poorly conceived and executed. Most glaring among these is "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)," an unlistenable sequel to Rope's "Got 'Til It's Gone" that substitutes one self-regarding singer-songwriter diva (Carly Simon) for another (Joni Mitchell), thereby wrecking Simon's one golden moment, "You're So Vain." "Son of a Gun" and "Truth" apparently target estranged husband Rene Elizondo, but Jackson is hardly as convincing a revenge artist as she is a sex kitten. In fact, the likes of "Love Scene (Ooh Baby)" and "Would You Mind" out-spice even the carnally obsessed Velvet Rope and Janet. --Rickey Wright
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Mary B. (JavaJuice) from BENTON HARBOR, MI
Reviewed on 12/31/2006...
All For You is my favorite track on this cd. Someone To Call My Lover is also a good song. The duet with Carly Simon - Son Of A Gun - is interesting to say the least for those of you familiar with Carly's Your So Vain, you'll just have to listen to the song to find out...
Timothy W. (garbagefan2) from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 8/8/2006...
A good cd.
Janet's Best and Most Personal Cd Yet !!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought my favorite singer's new cd being a long-time fan of hers. My favorite cd of hers was tied between Rhythmn Nation and Janet and my least favorite was The Velevet Rope. But in my eyes she can do no wrong and with this cd she gives us everything we wanted and more. Her songs are great, catchy and extremely personal in some. The lyrics are often harsh, fresh and real - something none of the Jackson's seem to be able to give us. This cd seems to live up to its title - All For You - being exactly what long time Janet fans want: Great music and Personal lyrics. So, here is my opinion about each of the songs that appear on All For You:#1. Intro - Just one of her many "Interesting" interludes#2. You Ain't Right - I didn't like this song at all when I first heard it and it has grown on me ALOT. The chorus seems annoying the first few listens, but after a while it becomes a very fun song and a great start to an amazing album. 09/10#3. All For You - I loved this song the first time I heard it and I still do. Its Janet at her best. Breezy, Catchy, Fun and very enjoyable. Very much like Escapade. Although, I like the Video Mix on her cd single better that plays like her video, this song is very cool. 10/10#4. 2WayForYou (interlude)#5. Come On Get Up - This was instantly one of my favorite songs on the album. Very good and makes you wanna get up and dance. I hope this is one of her singles 'cause I would love to see a video for this. 10/10#6. When We OOOO - This song is very trance-like and reminds me alot of That's The Way Love Goes. It's just sexy and sweet and very mellow. It's not mt favorite, but its good and catchy. I like the music that goes with it. 07/10#7. China Love - I really did not like this song the first time I heard it. It starts out great and then I lost it. But now I have grown to like it. I really like Janet's voice on this. It's very sexy and sweet sounding. And I love the China sounding music that plays behind her voice. 07/10#8. Love Scene (ooh baby) - I could do without this song. It's not bad, but it's very predictable and sounds like alot of her other songs. Rain plays in the background and if you remember Anytime, Anyplace then you already know this song. 05/10#9. Would You Mind - Since this cd did not come with a warning label on it (which it should), I will warn you all that this song is VERY pornographic and is full of sounds, moans and language. However, it is a great song and very catchy. And the ending is funny. 08/10#10. LAME (interlude)#11. Trust A Try - This Song ROCKS!!! This is my favorite song on the cd and I hope that there is a video for it. This song is very angry. Very Black Cat and it's lyrics express so many emotions. The music that goes with the song is AWESOME and I can see this being one of her bigger hits. If you want to know why you should buy this cd, this song is the reason why. 10/10#12. Clouds (interlude)#13. Son Of A Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) - I thought this song was sooooo weird when I first heard it. Carly Simon's deep voice and Janet's sweet sounding voice make for a very odd pairing, but after getting use to it, it has become my one of my faves. It grows on you and the lyrics are extremely catchy and hard. I wouldn't wanna mess with Carly or Janet! And they have successfully sampled one of Carly's songs to give both of them a very original classic. 10/10#14. Truth - This song is my second favorite on her cd. It is so personal and touching and her voice has never ever sounded so better and more soulful in her career. This song feels like a gift when you listen to it. Like you are getting into Janet's head and her heart. Songs this good is rare. 10/10#15. Theory (interlude)#16. Someone To Call My Lover - This is another great song that would make a great video. An acoustic guitar and bass filled beats have never gone together so well before. This is another fun, care-free song that makes a great dance song and makes you wanna get up and dance. 09/10#17. Feels So Right - This song is another I could live without. In fact, I don't even remember most of it, but since I am listening to the cd right now, I can honestly say that I could take it or leave it. It's fairly catchy and that's about it. 06/10#18. Doesn't Really Matter - This song is one of my favorite songs she's EVER sung. It's so catchy and filled with funky beats that make you wanna do every thing you always wanna do when you think of Janet. If her career could be summed up in one song, this would be it. It's a classic and unlike All For You they have made this version into the video mix which makes it sound just like the video which makes it a hundred times more awesome. 10/10#19. Better Days - A very good and uplifting song to end this cd. I have noticed that this is one of the only Janet Jackson cds that doesn't end with the sounds of rain. Instead, this cd ends with a beautiful symphony that plays out like the clouds are finally separating. That seems like an amazing triumph to me and can't wait to see what Janet does next. 09/10#20. OUTRO - Janet Being A Sweetheart....."
Miss-J keeping it real..a little to real for some.
thecdking | 05/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's Perfectly understandable that some that never heard a janet CD before,especially parents, Might be a little shocked when they hear a couple of the songs. More specifically "Would You Mind" this one you might not want the kiddies to hear. Other than that there is nothing overly shocking about the album at all. Funny thing is this isn't the first time she has cussed on an album she's done it on her last 2. The song in which she does cuss more than a couple times is "Son of a Gun".. But It fits with in the song. It's not like she's talking about trees growing and then just starts saying F this and F That. People should Listen to what she's talking about and Not just the F word.Bottom Line is this is an Excellent CD. With some great tracks..The Amazing "Trust A Try" The oh so wonderful "Someone to call My Lover"..The Seductive "When We Oooo" And of course the Edgy and funky "Son of a Gun". If you can get past some of the language and some of the sex and just listen to the album you should be very pleased as i was.The thing that upsets me a little when i see some people complaining about the language and sex is this isn't the first time she's done either. she's been moaning and groaning on her albums since "control" and as i said she has cussed before. Why some that know her work act so shocked now i have no idea. just take a listen to '93's "IF" where she talks about Oral sex. And for you parents that bought the album because you liked the title track maybe you should listen more carefully. she is saying .... And believe me your kids are hearing allot worse things at school and from their friends then just janet moaning andsaying the F word. Bottom line Excellent CD. Keep it Up Janet."