Mary B. (JavaJuice) from BENTON HARBOR, MI Reviewed on 1/13/2007...
Not my most favorite of Janet's stuff. But the photos of her are about worth the price of admission! ;-) If you want sexy music, then this is the cd for you.
Angel C. from MANSFIELD, OH Reviewed on 8/7/2006...
It's a really cool cd
JANET JACKSON "DAMITA JO"
Pete Doherty | UK | 07/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely one of Janet's best albums, it's just a shame that she didn't go on tour to support it.
"Damita Jo," "Strawberry Bounce," "Spending Time With You," "Island Life," "All Nite (Don't Stop)," "R&B Junkie," "Thinkin' Bout My Ex," "Slolove" and "Just A Little While" ALL get 10 out of 10 from me :)
An EXCELLENT album from Janet Jackson! "
Janet's most underrated album + the Bonus Tracks make it eve
Lil' Radio | Chi-Town, Illinois | 08/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Of course the album sales didn't do so good (hint: the Superbowl) but any Janet fan knows that the CD is automatically going to have some sex jams and "baby-making" songs! In my opinion, this is one of the most underrated albums; there are so many great songs that the music critics overlooked due to the unfortunate incident that occured at the SB. There's only two songs that I do not deem iPod worthy; other than that, the album is great! Another great thing: with this edition, you get two bonus tracks! Here's the tracklist: 1. Looking For Love - Janet's usual interlude to kick off the album. The music is very nice as Janet speaks about looking for love. 2. Damita Jo - an okay track, but definitely not the best! Surrounded by hip-hop beats and old skool samples, Janet sings about her alter-ego, Damita Jo! 3. Sexhibition - a song with a sexy swagger! Of course, we all know what Janet's talking about! It has a nice hip-hop beat with a hint of African flavor. 4. Strawberry Bouce - very sexy song as Janet sings about a striptease! The song samples Jay-Z's Can I Get A... and has a nice bouncy beat! 5. My Baby - I couldn't get into this although many Janet fans love this song - it looks like I'm excluded from this list! It's a mid-tempo song with Kanye West rapping after the second chorus. I usually skip this - not iPod worthy. 6. The Islands - an interlude with Janet discussing what she loves about her favorite island. 7. Spending Time With You - a nice mid-tempo jam very reminiscent of Twenty Foreplay. Definitely iPod worthy 8. The Magic Hour - another interlude 9. Island Life - an okay song. I had to get used to it but I deem it iPod worthy. 10. All Nite (Don't Stop) - three words: This is sick!! An uptempo urban dance jam with a hypnotic beat! The music video is pretty cool with Janet and her dancers dancing in a warehouse during a blackout! 11. R&B Junkie - a dance jam that samples Evelyn King's I'm In Love. Janet takes it back old skool style! 12. I Want You - the first single in US! When I first heard this, I thought it was Michael Jackson singing it, but when I listened to it closely, I realized it was Janet! Another mid-tempo throwback as the song samples BT Express' version of (They Long to Be) Close To You. 13. Like You Don't Love Me - this has to be the worst track off the album. I usually skip it. Basically, it's another sex song that's pretty boring. 14. Thinkin' Bout My Ex - note: this song is not about Rene Elizondo Jr. because it was not written by Janet. The song is produced by Babyface (as you can hear his vocals in the background); the song has a nice R&B feel to it, but the lyrics are kinda repetitive. 15. Warmth - the first baby-making track as Janet sings about giving a guy a BJ! It's actually a pretty funny track as opposed to arousing. 16. Moist - Janet has dubbed both Track number 15 & 16 the oral suite. In this song, the guy returns the favor! It's actually a pretty decend stepping jam although the lyrics are...kinda out there! 17. It All Comes Down To Love - interlude 18. Truly - a nice change of pace. The song is very acoustic and melodic! I dub this song one of the standout tracks. 19. The One - very relaxing interlude 20. Slolove - one of my favorite jams! Another standout track which has a nice beat to dance to. 21. Country - interlude 22. Just A Little While - a rock/pop song that was an international hit (never released as a single in the US). The music video kinda sucks, but it's still another nice change of pace from the other tracks! *Bonus Tracks* 23. I'm Here - a mid-tempo jam that definitely could've replaced My Baby! Janet sings about comforting her love interest and being there for him. 24. Put Your Hands On - another mid-tempo jam about sex (of course). This is another standout track with an intoxicating beat and melody! Overall opinion: Although not her best, this album is highly underrated. The Japanese edition adds two standout bonus tracks that's definitely worth the extra money! My recommendation: go ahead and purchase - you won't be disappointed! Extra note: From the Damita Jo Sessions, there have been some leaked tracks that definitely should've made the cut. Put It On You - an uptempo dance track that's very catchy! Love Me - it's supposed to be a remix version of Just A Little While. This version sounds completely different from JALW; it has a hip-hop/R&B dance beat! Could This Be Love - a nice mid-tempo jam that I believe was supposed to be track 13. Pops Up! - don't really care for the song + it's only 2 minutes long! What Can I Say - a catchy hip-hop song. Lil' Radio's Top 5 Jams 1. I Want You 2. Put Your Hands On 3. All Nite (Don't Stop) 4. Slolove 5. Truly"
A different side of Janet that borders perfection
Gabe Robinson | Boerne, Tx. | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No this is not Janet from The Velvet Rope or Control. This is a new side of Janet- the Damita Jo side, and Damita doesn't dissapoint. As soon as you start the cd you are taken through 3 club bangers before being able to relax for a while through "My Baby" and "Spending Time with You" (2 of my favorites). The album picks up again with "All Nite", "R&B Junkie" and "Like You Don't Love Me". If you can get the imported version with "I'm Here" and "Put Your Hands On" it is well worth the money. Either way, this album is far superior to All For You. A lot of people say this was a flop- how can a Grammy nominated cd that sold over 3.5 million copies be a flop? Unfortunately the release of Damita Jo was the start of lowering levels of interest for Janet (maybe bc of Superbowl?). She proves herself here though. Don't miss out on this unique sound from Miss Jackson."