A.K.A. - Jennifer Lopez
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  • Summary: The eigth studio release for the pop singer features guest appearances from French Montana, Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, Rick Ross, and T.I.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    78
    With some hits and misses, A.K.A. journeys through some predictable refrains with a handful of prospective triumphs.
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    60
    The album features more guest rappers than even her 2002 remix album, and the standout "Acting Like That," featuring the always reliable Iggy Azalea, is handily the hardest beat she's ever bought. Unfortunately, A.K.A. also includes a slew of midtempo ballads whose soaring hooks and slick production are wasted on Lopez's reedy voice.
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    60
    When the scale tips too heavily toward rhythm--as it does on "Booty" and "I Luh Ya Papi"--the productions don't do Lopez many favors, burying her in their thrum.
  4. Jun 16, 2014
    40
    Anybody who heard 2011's Love? won't find much new here, forgettable EDM-by-numbers floor-fillers jostling with marginally more inspired ballads.
  5. A.K.A. finds J.Lo throwing anything she can at the wall to see what sticks.
  6. Jun 17, 2014
    40
    Beyond summer-anthem contender "I Luh Ya Papi," Lopez supplements flat production from names like RoccStar with forgettable verses from rappers like T.I.
  7. 25
    The songwriting is lazy ("I feel good," she coos, "'cause I don't feel bad." Logic!). The double entendres don't make sense (is "Troubeaux" what they call trouble in Bordeaux?). And the guest stars, including Nas, Rick Ross, and Iggy Azalea, are so much more engaging than their hostess that Lopez sounds like she's been relegated to playing the hook girl on her own album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 62
  2. Negative: 14 out of 62
  1. uli
    Jun 17, 2014
    10
    Her most Inspirational album since the best one this is me ... then. I'm bowing down to the most inspiring, hardworking and accomplishedHer most Inspirational album since the best one this is me ... then. I'm bowing down to the most inspiring, hardworking and accomplished women i know. its a masterpiece in this trashy pop industry. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    This album is amazing. Every song has something that keeps you wanting play it more and more. Album has so many genres so everyone can findThis album is amazing. Every song has something that keeps you wanting play it more and more. Album has so many genres so everyone can find something for himself. Lyrically she did a great job! Expand
  3. Jun 18, 2014
    10
    Great album! One of the bests from JLo. This time she gave us more urban/rnb songs, but still we have a bit of pop and dance. Production onGreat album! One of the bests from JLo. This time she gave us more urban/rnb songs, but still we have a bit of pop and dance. Production on this album is absolutely the best and Jen is out-singing herself in a beautiful ballad called Let It Be Me. Welcome back, JLo ! Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    A.K.A. is Jennifer's most solid work since This Is Me...Then released back in 2002. This album marks Lopez's return to her R&B, soul, hip-hopA.K.A. is Jennifer's most solid work since This Is Me...Then released back in 2002. This album marks Lopez's return to her R&B, soul, hip-hop roots with a little bit of pop. Great melodies, exquisite production from Roccstar, Detail and her long time producer Cory Rooney. A.K.A. is a perfect blend of TIM...T and Rebirth. Album flows smoothly, starting from the title track, an R&B/hip-hop smash and ending with classic JLo sound on "Same Girl" feat. guest star French Montana. Beautiful ballads like "Emotions" and "Let It Be Me" show Lopez's voice at its best. The album most controversial track because of its title "Booty" can a a hot summer smash if released. Expand
  5. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Jennifer Lopez has done it all. From Dancing to Movies, To fashioning and Music. After 15 years of music, Lopez delivers her most complex andJennifer Lopez has done it all. From Dancing to Movies, To fashioning and Music. After 15 years of music, Lopez delivers her most complex and interesting album to date. Although the album will no please new listeners, it's clearly an accomplishment for JLo standards and will definitely receive heavy rotation on her fans music players.

    The album has a nostalgic feel and a few jams: Songs that on purpose reminisce her old hits.

    The biggest highlight on the album is the Diplo
    Assisted track "Booty", with an infamous beat that will take days to get out of your head.
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  6. Sep 8, 2014
    5
    A.K.A. não é um álbum ruim, mas também não é o máximo. Jennifer conseguiu fazer um album diferente dos seus anteriores, que tinham musicasA.K.A. não é um álbum ruim, mas também não é o máximo. Jennifer conseguiu fazer um album diferente dos seus anteriores, que tinham musicas somente feitas para vender. Mas mesmo assim, Jennifer erra em algumas músicas, como nas letras. Ainda assim é um album bom de se ouvir. As melhores são a faixa título, Let It Be Me, balada com vocais muito bons de Jennifer, e Booty, surpreendentemente boa. Não se esperava muita coisa por parte de Pirbull e Jlo! Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2014
    0
    LIXO, uma porcaria, merece o flop, e ainda tem gente que diz que a Jennifer Lopez é melhor do que a Shakira, me poupe, um dos piores álbunsLIXO, uma porcaria, merece o flop, e ainda tem gente que diz que a Jennifer Lopez é melhor do que a Shakira, me poupe, um dos piores álbuns que já ouvi em toda minha vida. Expand

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