Brave - Jennifer Lopez
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  • Summary: After the Spanish-only album "Como Ama Una Mujer" earlier this year, Jennifer Lopez returns with her latest English-language album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. The album is another market-smart collection of radio fodder, rather than Lopez's artistic breakout. That said, no one does classy pop quite like she does.
  2. Brave may not be the most groundbreaking record ever to climb the pop charts, but it's enough to convince you JLo's discs don't stint on substance.
  3. Brave is actually one of her strongest albums to date.
  4. The club, not love, is her salvation, as she proves on 'Do It Well,' the only track that lets J. Lo do her thing: dance.
  5. Expensive beats and uplifting material are offset by listless vocals.
  6. The songs are formulaic but catchy, and the production is meticulous.
  7. 30
    That Brave on the whole is almost unapologetically poor isn't surprising--Jenny's never made a viable Album of the Year. But never before has the fly-girl-cum-cover girl been so listless. [Dec 2007, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. GregC
    Oct 29, 2007
    10
    This album's hot ! Jennifer proves on Brave that she can sing and there is no doubt of her talent on the music business. The great vocal This album's hot ! Jennifer proves on Brave that she can sing and there is no doubt of her talent on the music business. The great vocal and the smart beats make this an deserving chart-topping album, with many possible hits in it. The open-track, Stay Together, is a catchy-dance song that talks about how staying together is on trend now, at least for Jennifer. Forever, a great R&B track that reminds Beyoncé's hit Baby Boy. The hit single Do It Well, one of the best tracks of the album, is already killing the charts around the world with the dance vibe that only J. Lo knows how to handle and it's clear too on the Michael Jackson's Gotta Be Where You Are sample track, Gotta Be There. Breaking down a little bit, Mile In These Shoes is a strong pop track with a hot and mysterious beat, which is on Desperate Housewives new promo. Be Mine and I Need Love bring a sexy and smooth vibe, reminding J. Lo's Rebirth Era. Closing the album, Wrong When You're Gone, a R&B ballad that shows Jennifer's romantic side of the album, along with Never Gonna Give Up, her best vocal performance on the album. And, finally, my favorite track on the entire album, the album-title Brave closes the album in the best way: a sexy, catchy and addicted track that is a sure top 10 single that will bubble on the charts, proving that J. Lo's back and doing very, very well. Expand
  2. CamilaO.
    Dec 5, 2007
    10
    She is the best Brave is a success in Brazil, the bad is that it never came here! The CD is perfect and much dancing, impossible to keep She is the best Brave is a success in Brazil, the bad is that it never came here! The CD is perfect and much dancing, impossible to keep quiet listening Brave. Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    Brave is one of her best albums to date. I love the direction, the musics ... Do It Well is pop masterpiece. Hold It Don't Drop It is soBrave is one of her best albums to date. I love the direction, the musics ... Do It Well is pop masterpiece. Hold It Don't Drop It is so great. Brave (song) is so emotional. Expand
  4. DenisM
    Oct 26, 2007
    8
    I think it's a good record, she should go in another direction but it's ok. The best tracks: "Hold ir don't drop it", "Do it I think it's a good record, she should go in another direction but it's ok. The best tracks: "Hold ir don't drop it", "Do it well", "Mile in these shoes", "Wrong when you're gone", "Brave" "Forever" and "Stay together". It's better than her previous two english albums. Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2010
    7
    i must say that I was a little dissapointed in "Brave'. Donm't get me wrong I love J.Lo but I feel this album lacked what her other albumsi must say that I was a little dissapointed in "Brave'. Donm't get me wrong I love J.Lo but I feel this album lacked what her other albums had.......Hot beats and Hot lyrics. The album is good but the onbly call out was "Do It Well" Expand
  6. emmag
    Oct 26, 2007
    7
    She does have an average voice but you get the feeling with this album that's she's taken her time. Previous albums seem to have She does have an average voice but you get the feeling with this album that's she's taken her time. Previous albums seem to have had one strong track then a tonne of filler. This one seems to be more personal and considered and has some strong tracks on it - definitely worth bonus points for effort - maybe it's the Marc Anthony 'fluence...... Expand
  7. ToddW.
    Oct 25, 2007
    0
    The only thing that's brave are people who walk into their local entertainment store with purchasing this dreck in mind. And then The only thing that's brave are people who walk into their local entertainment store with purchasing this dreck in mind. And then actually doing it! Expand

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