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What if Janet made an album full of ballads?

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No. Most fans diss her ballads, all ballads since 2004 (Truly, After You Fall)

Mid-tempo & Dance tracks are what Janet should stick with, adding that one or two ballad per album. 

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Nope. It would be like memoirs of an imperfect angel, an uneventful album with 2 or 3 stand out tracks.

She'd have to dip into a more soulful sound and make it very personal for it to work. Something like Bitter by meshell ndegeocello.

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I would pretend it didn’t exist.  Kind of like 20 Y.O.  

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I would be open to it if it is something that she wanted to do. Where Are You Now is still one of my favourites.

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I just feel Janet hasn't had a solid ballad in many years. No Sleeep was cool, but her ballads and midtempos haven't been great since maybe AFY. 

Roll Witchu is classic though.  (Mid tempo)

I'd want her to have something along the sounds of KING, HER, Sevyn (Before I Do), Syd (Let me Know) etc. 

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32 minutes ago, FreelovesJJ said:

I just feel Janet hasn't had a solid ballad in many years. No Sleeep was cool, but her ballads and midtempos haven't been great since maybe AFY. 

Roll Witchu is classic though.  (Mid tempo)

I'd want her to have something along the sounds of KING, HER, Sevyn (Before I Do), Syd (Let me Know) etc. 

Or "it Won't Stop" :wub: nEXT would be cute too but it doesn't feel like a ballad to me.

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2 hours ago, FreelovesJJ said:

I just feel Janet hasn't had a solid ballad in many years. No Sleeep was cool, but her ballads and midtempos haven't been great since maybe AFY. 

Roll Witchu is classic though.  (Mid tempo)

I'd want her to have something along the sounds of KING, HER, Sevyn (Before I Do), Syd (Let me Know) etc. 

Her Mid Tempos are on point 

The rest are meh

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10 hours ago, JJATL said:

I would pretend it didn’t exist.  Kind of like 20 Y.O.  

and Johvonnie.

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13 hours ago, JJATL said:

I would pretend it didn’t exist.  Kind of like 20 Y.O.  

:asham: 

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10 hours ago, FreelovesJJ said:

I just feel Janet hasn't had a solid ballad in many years. No Sleeep was cool, but her ballads and midtempos haven't been great since maybe AFY. 

Roll Witchu is classic though.  (Mid tempo)

I'd want her to have something along the sounds of KING, HER, Sevyn (Before I Do), Syd (Let me Know) etc. 

Lessons Learned (no matter how boring y’all say it is has some of her best lyrics - she wrote all of it— in a while) and POY were a return to form in my opinion

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12 minutes ago, J. said:

Lessons Learned (no matter how boring y’all say it is has some of her best lyrics - she wrote all of it— in a while) and POY were a return to form in my opinion

I like Lessons Learned too. It’s not her best song by far but I still like it.

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9 hours ago, vibeology said:

and Johvonnie.

I gotta love ya'll ...

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12 hours ago, FreelovesJJ said:

I just feel Janet hasn't had a solid ballad in many years. No Sleeep was cool, but her ballads and midtempos haven't been great since maybe AFY. 

Roll Witchu is classic though.  (Mid tempo)

I'd want her to have something along the sounds of KING, HER, Sevyn (Before I Do), Syd (Let me Know) etc. 

what about After You Fall ?

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Ballads can be creative sound wise. I would be up for hearing it but its not necessary.

LL is one of my favs on the album, her best since Truth, not that it has had much competition

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Y'all will not pay Take Care dust at all.

I can understand Discipline leaving a bad taste with the ballads, but otherwise it was pretty hit or miss.

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12 minutes ago, Illi said:

Y'all will not pay Take Care dust at all.

I can understand Discipline leaving a bad taste with the ballads, but otherwise it was pretty hit or miss.

I forget about Take Care even though I love it :lol:

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1 hour ago, Illi said:

Y'all will not pay Take Care dust at all.

I can understand Discipline leaving a bad taste with the ballads, but otherwise it was pretty hit or miss.

I don’t consider it a ballad :lol: 

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45 minutes ago, State of the Game said:

I don’t consider it a ballad :lol: 

It's more quiet storm than a pop ballad but it's still a ballad imo.

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3 hours ago, Illi said:

Y'all will not pay Take Care dust at all.

I can understand Discipline leaving a bad taste with the ballads, but otherwise it was pretty hit or miss.

Take Care is the shit. I do forget about it and I also love Love 2 Love, I love Truly and then some others pop up in mind but overall they've been more hit or miss. 

The midtempos are also doing ok but I know what it could be. So part of it is just my thoughts on where I know she could go & how dope that would be IMO. 

6 hours ago, GTIG said:

what about After You Fall ?

Honestly lyrically it's the most honest and real. But vocally & musically it doesn't give me what I need. It's a bit of a snooze fest. 

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Oh actually let me take some of it back - I REALLY like Lessons Learned & Promise of You but she has not had a strong R&B ballad ie - IGL, FHTF, even IWY since 2004 ish. Strong R&B. 

 

Ive never been a big fan of Can't Be Good. It's ok. 

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Since when was Cant Be Good a ballad? Surely that's midtempo

I like Love2Love too, but again, always forget about.

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A whole album...? 

Na im coo

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If it were a best of/b-sides sort of thing with a few added tracks. I love a lot of her slow songs, but I wouldn't want a whole new album of them. 

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