Brave - Jennifer Lopez
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic 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. It's nothing more than modest music for mellow good times, but it's lively enough to be fleeting fun, with enough good tunes for a mild party, preferably one that's held at home.
  5. She mostly eschews sappiness for superbly honed pop-R&B, only subsiding towards the end.
  6. If the album builds up a nice head of steam all the way up to the double-time wall of sound that is 'The Way It Is,' the problem is it's not necessarily Lopez's head of steam.
  7. 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.
  8. Expensive beats and uplifting material are offset by listless vocals.
  9. 40
    J. Lo's music has been upgraded from quite bad to merely bad. [Dec 2007, p.148]
  10. The songs are formulaic but catchy, and the production is meticulous.
  11. 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]
  12. Brave has neither a strong artistic personality nor boffo production, and as a result, ends up being just another disposable pop record with no redeeming value.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. May 5, 2011
    6
    Esse álbum não me surpreendeu não. Eu pensava que ia ser um pouco melhor. Mas mesmo assim, JenniferEsse álbum não me surpreendeu não. Eu pensava que ia ser um pouco melhor. Mas mesmo assim, Jennifer é linda! Gostei do novo CD dela Love? bem mais legal que esse. Full Review »
  3. 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" Full Review »