Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic 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. Lopez' voice frequently sounds a trifle thin accompanied by the sort of sounds that we're better used to hearing behind a Creative Source or Gwen McRae vocal but the honeyed backing massages any real concerns from your mind.
  5. 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.
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    There's little sign of obvious hits. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  7. 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.
  8. Jennifer Lopez makes albums for the same reasons you and I give holiday gifts to people we don't exactly like: vanity and obligation.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 54
  2. Negative: 8 out of 54
  1. 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 Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. anishal
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    nice sounds