Janet Jackson - All For You

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... altho this Carly Simon shit is better to pretend it never happened

surm, Monday, 21 October 2013 14:03 (six years ago) link

I love "glow of love" so much that I kinda resented this song, but now I'm over that and see it for the jam it always was

love that intro followed by the "EDIT" voice cutting in- so sick

the tune was space, Monday, 21 October 2013 16:36 (six years ago) link

I remember some of the longtime Janet campers clutching the pearls at her guessing she was going to have to ride his nice package tonight.

midnight outdoor nude frolic up north goes south (Eric H.), Monday, 21 October 2013 16:47 (six years ago) link

"son of a gun" was borderline awesome ok

dyl, Monday, 21 October 2013 16:55 (six years ago) link

so was the package-riding line

dyl, Monday, 21 October 2013 16:55 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

listening to this again this morning

it's funny how formulaic this is in the context of the two albums that came before it -- you can almost see them working off a checklist. but it's kinda enjoyable for that very reason. if you think of janet->velvet rope->all for you as a triptych, all for you holds more weight than you might initially expect.

i think the ballad section of this holds up really well, definitely just from an atmospheric perspective. the only part that is bad i think is "trust a try" ("remember 'if'?") and the carly simon joint ("remember 'got til it's gone'?")

& really it's hard to imagine a run of three consecutive pop singles for the time better than "doesn't really matter" -> "all for you" -> "someone to call my lover"

J0rdan S., Saturday, 5 September 2015 16:05 (five years ago) link

I'd somehow never heard this album until very recently and was really taken aback with how formulaic it was, especially after how much she spent her previous 4 albums pushing in different directions. "Doesn't Really Matter" and (especially) "Someone to Call My Lover" are great singles tho. I'd always take "Glow of Love" over "All For You" tho.

best beloved george benson (The Reverend), Sunday, 6 September 2015 02:10 (five years ago) link

It's kind of experimental for her to program a 25-minutes bloc of R&B balladry right smack in the middle of the set.

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Sunday, 6 September 2015 02:22 (five years ago) link

if i'd first heard this album in real time having heard all the others in real time as well i'd've been sorely disappointed but because i only heard the singles at the time and the full album years later i can appreciate what's enjoyable about it much more

lex pretend, Sunday, 6 September 2015 12:58 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

DJ at wedding on Sat dropped a cool mix of "Someone To Call My Lover" which was a jam! Good times, sounded insane on a real soundsystem.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 2 June 2016 04:05 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

How did I get here? Think I’d know what I did. Always worked real hard. Maybe I missed something. I’m not into pointing fingers, showing who’s right or wrong. I just want to keep it real, cause maybe I was doing fine on my own.

calstars, Wednesday, 20 March 2019 21:16 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

https://open.spotify.com/track/04vjw8agTLqxPPrP9a9yAk

calstars, Sunday, 12 January 2020 22:18 (eight months ago) link


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