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 59
  2. Negative: 12 out of 59
  1. Jun 21, 2014
    10
    Great songs, great lyrics, great vocals, great emotions, overall a great album with great music. i highly recommend this album to all of Jennifers fans and haters. Expand
  2. 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 accomplished women i know. its a masterpiece in this trashy pop industry. Expand
  3. Jun 19, 2014
    10
    Easily the best work from J.Lo since This Is Me... Then. THIS is what the fans want - Urban J.Lo is back. The only disappointment is Never Satisfied - the live version was way better, and Same Girl remix - French Montana totally ruined the song. But other flawless tracks make up for that. Expand
  4. 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 find something for himself. Lyrically she did a great job! Expand
  5. 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-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
  6. Aug 11, 2014
    6
    Jlo for me is more of a singles artist, you like all the singles they release but the album themselves are sometimes just meh. A.K.A. changes that, although I only enjoy half of the album, the songs that I enjoy are great songs. The problem with this album is there are some amazing songs but also some really crappy songs. Lopez has stepped up her game somewhat. Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2014
    0
    I never wanted to give this album a zero. While listening to the record, I was waiting for that moment where one -Just ONE- impressive song would come up and explode and make me like the album.. But unfortunately that moment never came. Since when does T.I. outshine anybody with his sucking rap? Well he surely outshines JLo on the title track. Since when does Lopez reach out for fillers like Rick Ross or French Montana to make songs with them? Why isn't "Booty" nearly as half as good as the Pitbull-assisted "On The Floor" or "Live It Up"? This album feels so rushed and irritating. Sorry JLo, this whole record is a miss. A big one. 0. NOTHING. Expand

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