Steeped in '70s-era roller-skatin' rhythms and crazysexycool lyrics, this album's title track is a bona fide smash at radio and retail.
Steeped in '70s-era roller-skatin' rhythms and crazysexycool lyrics, this album's title track is a bona fide smash at radio and retail. Now comes the singer/songwriter's first album in four years, and those who have embraced the first single won't be disappointed. All for You overflows with Parliament-etched funky beats, orchestral disco flourishes, and rich bursts of sensuality. Lyrically, Janet keeps it wickedly real with tales of falling in—and out of—love. The ebullient "Come On Get Up" is a delicious cross between the singer's "When I Think of You" and "Throb." The scintillating "Would You Mind" recalls Prince's "Do Me, Baby." Janet's collaboration with Carly Simon—the smart, snarling "Clouds/Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"—is a clever sister-to-sister take on Simon's own "You're So Vain." Leave it to Janet to get Carly to rap.—MP