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Friday, January 04, 2008

Janet's "Feedback": Now Where Have We Heard This Before?

Janet Jackson's new single "Feedback" appears to be selling somewhat well since it was made available on U.S. iTunes last week.

Perhaps Miss Jackson's good fortune is due to the single's artwork -- the above shot that appears to be an untouched paparazzi candid of the singer sauntering into the grocery store on a random Tuesday afternoon... as opposed to this one of her at a press junket for her last album in 2006:

Why, yes, Janet, there does appear to be a mechanical palmetto bug climbing up your butt.

"Feedback" [clip here] is currently #26 on the iTunes Top 100 Songs -- not bad considering the Kilimanjaro-sized pile of unsold copies of 20 Y.O. is currently being ground down by Rubbermaid to make garbage pails.

But speaking of recycling, does anyone else think Lisa Scott-Lee probably dropped her bottle of Paxil when she heard "Feedback"?

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11 Comments:

  • At 1:02 PM, Blogger Robb said…

    Wow that's pretty similar... I hated "Electric" though. There's absolutely no melody, and that's a crime, especially coming from a former Steps girl. LSL's solo album that Mercury UK failed to release before they went out of business was actually pretty good, and she had a couple of top 10 solo hits with "Too Far Gone" and "Lately."

    The amazing thing is just how weak Janet's voice is. To paraphrase the Pet Shop Boys, Janet's made a very little go a very long way.

     
  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    Electric is like the white version of Feedback! Haha

    Honestly, the only similarity I hear is that both have weak voices empowered by layers and layers of vocaltronics.

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger duanemoody.com said…

    You kill me! "Dropped her bottle of Paxil" LMAO!

    I have to say, I think LSL got the shit end of the stick; I liked Electric, and do think that it is a shame that a clone comes along and will probably be a bit hit for Ms Jackson.

    Tis a shame really. Hugs for LSL!

     
  • At 7:54 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    I think Feedback is surprisingly great - if you overlook the dubious lyrics and freaky airbrushed faux Asian cover art. I really don't hear the similarity with LSL, apart from their weak voices and whorish demeanors.

     
  • At 8:33 PM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    I always did say "Electric" sounded like the kind of song Janet should have recorded...

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Phil said…

    Janet's Feedback sounds like Lisa Scott lee's outtake... and vice versa. Both bad. Both forgettable.

    But aren't you amazed janet's managed to get away with such doggy doo for the past ten years. It's as if it was a complete stranger who did Control and Velvet Rope (or A. N. Other Jackson).

     
  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger paul @ www.thezapping.com said…

    I'm with Phil. Not literally of course, unless Phil you are single and like slightly chubby guys. Anyway, Janet hasn't done anything that lives up to the brilliance of the Control - Velvet Rope years in a while. Although the one that started out "all the girls at the party look at that party shaking that ass like you never did see" or something was quite catchy...

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger John said…

    Truthfully, I'm not seeing how LSL can be feeling shafted, unless she's thinking about her career as a whole. The person who should feel violated is Rihanna, as "Feedback" sounds like a ripoff of "Breakin' Dishes" to me. Having said that, "Feedback" really won me over. No accounting for my taste in music, I suppose.

     
  • At 12:28 AM, Anonymous PopMuse said…

    these comments are MAD! I've never heard any two songs sound MORE ALIKE. it's crazy, how can janet get away with that? I can't stand the cougar sex'd out Janet Feedback nonsense, but I do like that picture, it's pretty.

     
  • At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Except no one has heard of Lisa Scott-Lee, and her version is slutty, trashy, and not nearly as good.

     
  • At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    UM the LSL video is nothing like "feedback"...I don't understand? They both have electronic beats and noise?
    Does that mean every electronic song in my itunes is actually the same song?

    Oh and the LSL beat isn't as classy and the video is just plain embarrassing. And the lyrics are silly...

     

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