J. Lo - Jennifer Lopez
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. J.Lo has a feisty, damn-I-know-I'm-all-that attitude, combined with pulsating, insistent beats that leap out of the speakers and make you wanna move.
  2. As a singer, J.Lo sounds more confident, as she takes more chances with a voice that is technically limited but well-suited to the material she handles.
  3. She's little more than an ex-Fly Girl with a bunch of studio tricks to help kick off the party.
  4. Essentially, this is the same album as On the Six, only a little longer with a little less focus and not as many memorable songs. This lack of winning singles becomes a drag, since at over an hour, the record meanders much longer than it should.
  5. She's giving us déjà vu all over and over and over again by basically sticking to the same set of sonic templates throughout the 15-track album, never making much effort to shift up the tempos, melodies, and structures.
  6. Most of the songs on J.Lo, for all their craftsmanship, are easy to trace to last year's hits. And while dance pop doesn't necessarily demand great singers, Lopez is just scraping by.
  7. Lopez mostly sticks to a successful formula - R&B lite with a Latin touch.
  8. Consistently aims for the lowest common denominator...
  9. Sure, 'J.Lo' is competent, but like Lopez's voice, it lacks sincerity and warmth.
  10. It's the continual indulgence of Lopez's Gloria Estefan ambitions with various generic Latin tracks, completely at odds with everything else, that really grates.
  11. Her vocals are so mannered, self-conscious, and limited, there is no way to gloss over the facts, except when booming dance grooves rule the mix.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 8, 2010
    8
    Even though I truly love Jennifer, this album was not a 10. The opening track "Love Don't Cost a Thing" had me dancing, but some of the otherEven though I truly love Jennifer, this album was not a 10. The opening track "Love Don't Cost a Thing" had me dancing, but some of the other tracks did not have that same intensity...Overall good album Full Review »
  2. May 12, 2014
    10
    One of the best albums in pop music. This one made Jennifer what she is today. J.Lo, the well known brand in entertainment history. DiverseOne of the best albums in pop music. This one made Jennifer what she is today. J.Lo, the well known brand in entertainment history. Diverse sound of the album proves that JLo shines equaly as a pop, latin and urban artist. Full Review »
  3. May 23, 2011
    4
    Though some of the tracks do work, they cannot elevate the album enough. Fillers outnumber the hits and while she goes on working withThough some of the tracks do work, they cannot elevate the album enough. Fillers outnumber the hits and while she goes on working with different genres here, it's mostly forgettable. Full Review »