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  • Summary: Actress/singer J.Lo returns with 12 new tracks, including "Jenny from the Block," featuring guest appearances from Jadakiss and Styles. Lopez is also planning her first-ever tour in support of the album in 2003.

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All I Have
Lovin' life and life is livin' It's very special Baby, don't go, baby, don't go Baby, don't go, baby, don't go It's such a shame but I'm... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Even naysayers will have to serve props to Lopez for the considerable growth she reveals as both a performer and tunesmith.
  2. The feel is sexy, stylish, and fun, and there are numerous highlights, all feeling effortless.
  3. While no one's likely to confuse anything here with high art, the girl has a way with hooks, even if they're often borrowed.
  4. Predictably packed with hip-hoppy dance numbers and chiming ballads that don't dare push her vocal range, J.Lo vibelessly goes through a series of songs about love, fidelity and how real she is.
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    There's little sign of obvious hits. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  6. Most of the songs are pitched too high for her register, the production sounds cheap, and love has dulled whatever street edge she might have had.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. patyg
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    I love all the lyrics and rithms in this CD
  2. anishal
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    nice sounds
  3. May 26, 2016
    10
    "This is Me... Then" is the third studio album from Bronx born recording artist Jennifer Lopez. Released in 2002, the album spawned a global"This is Me... Then" is the third studio album from Bronx born recording artist Jennifer Lopez. Released in 2002, the album spawned a global smash in the auto-biographical song "Jenny From the Block" which has since become a classic staple of Lopez's discography. The album's second single "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J is a mid tempo R&B ballad which marked a welcome change for Lopez away from her classic dance singles. Peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this song has become an early 2000s classic. "I'm Glad" and "Loving You" are other clear stand outs from the album. "This is me... Then" definitely has classic JLO written all over it and a lot of the songs have continued to live on in the following decades. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2016
    9
    Personally this is my fav JLo's album ! It's both personal and soft ! She expresses her love to Ben and how he made her felt ! A real lovePersonally this is my fav JLo's album ! It's both personal and soft ! She expresses her love to Ben and how he made her felt ! A real love declaration ! Besides Jenny From the Block is really catchy ! So this is Jennifer Lopez... Then Expand
  5. PepaS
    Jan 10, 2006
    8
    This had some nice love ballads on it
  6. DaveC
    Oct 29, 2003
    8
    Although it suffers from the laughably bad lead single "Jenny From The Block" and the sickening "Dear Ben" this is an otherwise warm, soulful Although it suffers from the laughably bad lead single "Jenny From The Block" and the sickening "Dear Ben" this is an otherwise warm, soulful and sexy album. It has however recieved aless than warm reception from critics, well frankly, I don't understand critics at times. They gave praise to Alicia Keys' highly derivative Songs In A Minor album because of her attention to songcraft overcoming her lack of originality. Why then don't they see that it's the very same case with this album? If anything this sounds much more contemporary than Alicia Keys' album and so, ends up sounds much more fresh. Also, rest assured this album is miles better than J.Lo. That album was a cold calculated excercise in trying repeat the success of Lopez's debut album, On The 6. Unfortunately, with MTV promoting more than ever, J.Lo became a huge undeserved success. This Is Me... Then won't sell as well as J.Lo did. There aren't enough kiddy pop tunes or forays into latin pop on here to appeal to the wider audience. Here, Lopez has found her focus and the result is a satisfying and enjoyable urban/pop album that arguabley surpasses On The 6. Expand
  7. PaigeA
    Jan 13, 2003
    2
    I have every single one of j.lo's c.d's and I have rather enjoyed all of them...until now. She cant sing for her life and besides I have every single one of j.lo's c.d's and I have rather enjoyed all of them...until now. She cant sing for her life and besides Jenny from the Block all the songs are ballads that she cannot hit the notes on. Expand

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