Album Review: Janet Jackson ‘Unbreakable’
After months of anticipation, well actually years for those of who are die-heart Janet Jackson fans, the day finally came with the release of her latest album,Unbreakable. The album released via iTunes and Google Play at midnight on October 2, but those of us on the West Coast we’re grooving to it by 9 p.m. on October 1. After listening to the album in it’s entirely, with he bonus tracks, I am very impressed, but I had already knew it was going to be one of her best albums yet because of reading about what to except from the album prior to the release.
So what makes Unbreakable different from other Janet albums? It’s her testimony. She really breaks down her life story and her childhood on it. From songs such as “Shoulda Known Better”, “After You Fall”, “Broken Hearts Heal”, “Lessons Learned” and “Black Eagle”, fans and others get a taste of Jackson’s upbringings straight from HER mouth, as she would put it. The song that really touched me was “Black Eagle”. Out of all of the slower, more melodic tunes on the album, I would pick that one out as my favorite. I would say this one reminisces the most with her childhood upbringing.
In addition to the euphonic songs, you know Miss Janet still had to break it down with dance hits because it wouldn’t be a full Janet Jackson album with it. That would be like having peach cobbler without the peaches. After the hit single, “Unbreakable” on the album, Janet it opens the album up with her current single in rotation featuring Missy Elliot, “BURNITUP!”, which we all know is a club banger or that song that you turn on while you’re getting ready to hit the party or club with your ‘woes’. Other bangers on the album include, “Dammn Baby” (a favorite of mine), “Night” (a more techno, urban melody), and the remix to “No Sleeep” featuring J. Cole, which is a bonus track. You can get the bonus track from the hard copy of the album at Target or via Google Play.
Next up, is her concert on Saturday, October 17 in San Diego that I will be attending, so look forward to a review on that mid-month.