International icon, Jennifer Lopez is an actress, entertainer, recording artist, film & TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Lopez has sold over 55 million records worldwide and has starred in multiple # 1 box office films including The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law. 2011 is a milestone year in her lustrous career. The juggernaut TV series American Idol ... Read more in Amazon's Jennifer Lopez Store
Ditching the "J-Lo" tag, Jennifer Lopez gets back to basics with this, her fourth studio album and follow-up to 2002's 'This Is Me... Then'. A slickly-produced set of dance-pop and soulful ballads, it features contributions from the likes of Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, salsa megastar Marc Anthony - Lopez's husband - and Outkast's Big Boi. Includes the single 'Get Right'.
Definitely a change in style for J Lo and in my opinion the best album she has done to date. All of the tracks are strong (some more than others) and all are up-tempo. There are basically no slow ballads which is quite a refreshing change. I have summarised each track as follows- 1. 9 out of 10. Currently number one in the UK. This is an excellent track and also a good indication of what to expect from the album. 2. 7 out of 10. A good song, not as strong as the previous and not too catchy. I was impressed by her voice and the style of her singing with this song. 3. 4 out of 10. Big disappointment. When I saw it was featuring Fat Joe I expected a track in the style of the "J to Tha Lo mixes".....this is strange. Quite why Fat Joe is present is a mystery. Why he sings is even more a mystery. This could have been a good song if it was not marred by the presence of Fat Joe. 4. 8 out of 10. At first this song sounds strange. It has a 70's vibe about it and you start to wonder if it's going to be a dreadful track. However, she pulls it off and it works. Quite a funky track. 5. 10 out of 10. Very different style. Very pop-rock. It's one of those catchy songs you can picture yourself listening to whilst driving the car in summer. Excellent. 6. 6 out of 10. This is a good song, very J-Lo. It's an up tempo love song but didn't quite do anything for me. 7. 7 out of 10. Another up tempo love song but is instantly likable from the start. Very good. 8. 9 out of 10. Excellent song, very funky and very likable. 9. 7 out of 10. Like track 6, this is another up-tempo love song that is good but nothing special. Not one I would skip to if I wanted to listen to one song of the album. 10. 8 out of 10. At first I was not impressed. However, as the 1st verse got underway I changed my mind. The hypnotic flute during the chorus and the vocals make for an intriguing song about the end of a relationship and your ex realising they can't do without you. Could this be about Ben?? 11. 8 out of 10. Slowest song on the album. It is a good song and is a different style for her. The guitar's and violins are excellent as are the vocals....but not one of my favourites. 12. 5 out of 10. Why is this on the album? It is a repeat of the first track with Fabolous rapping when Jennifer is not singing (i.e before 1st verse and after bridge). Compared to the released version you can see why the other version was released. The overall effect of the rapping on top of the song sounds like it's being played in a club in Brixton with a bedroom MC rapping over it. The album would have closed better without this. All in all an excellent album from Ms Lopez (or is that Mrs Anthony...) that shows a change of style. A must for her fans and also something for those who are not fans as there are some good songs here. I would advise listening to samples on Amazon or MTV.com the leak.Read more ›
I have just bought the album, and like many I expected it to be fairly similar to the last, This is me.. Then. Another attempt for JLo or Jennifer Lopez to reinvent herself. I think this is what she has tried to do again..lets face it, she's always going to be blinging, gorgeous, and possibly unlucky in love. But the music, I'm not too sure yet. From the 'Get Right' track it gives you half an idea of what this albums about. Trying to be cool/different/funky, but the other half is just mush. There are good tracks and they will probably grow on you but let me give you a brief track listing. 1)Get Right - good, funky, vocals not too hot. Made it to number 1 understandably. 2)Step into my world - A sexy, husky vocaled track, classier than Britney, and quite good. Sexy in one word. 3)Hold you down - With Fat Joe, expected a typical JLo hiphop attempt, got a smoochy slow one, with plinky plunky music in the background. Like the LLCool J one from the last album. Not hard core at all, quite sweet. 4)Whatever you wanna do - A funk style, chaotic track, I'm not sure, a lot worse than Get Right. You can't even tell shes singing. All bling crap again, imagine a Jenny from the block type video vibe. Bit different for her. 5)Cherry Pie - Again different, too noisy, horrible beat, vocals put to waste on this I think. Dont be fooled by the name of this track. Not JLo style. Maybe you'll like it. Not me though! 6)I got u - More RnB than the last 2. Darkchild in there somewhere, better vocals, bit guitarey, soppy vocals again. Alright song, one of the best. 7)Still Around - Sounds just like baby I love you from the last album, the way she sings. Not slow n soppy but not RnB. Maybe a poppish love song. Lotta love on this album. Okay, nothing too exciting. 8) Ryde or Die - Good beat, up the top of my list of favourites, not too slow or fake and pretentious. Good vocals, feminine sounding, gentle and one of her sides that I like. Very good. 9)I,love - Slow, again, good vocals, back musics bit loud. Problem is most of her slow stuff all sounds the same. 10)He'll be back - Nice! Funky middle eastern sounds, bet the video'll be great! A slow song with a good beat. My favourite on the whole album. Her voice demands a decent beat, something different, like this. Not the slush on 9 or the others! 11)This is me - How unlike Jennifer! At first a slow, slightly dramatic song, but turns into a rocky tough shouty orchestral number. Dramatic is the word. Very unlike Jlo, but nonetheless, very good. She's no Mariah or Celine but she can hold her own on the good tracks she picks - remaining sexy, femenine and strong. 12)Get Right feat Fabolous - Same as, just with the rap over it all. It's okay, 2 lots of voices to listen to as opposed to one. If you like rap, then its great. All in all, not bad. The whole album has many different styles, can she pull them all off? To me, no. Not the odd funky jazzy numbers or really crap slow ballads, but the rest is quite good. You'll be singing along to your favourites in no time! Whole album?................ 7 out of 10Read more ›
"Rebirth" means that you are born again; gives a second chance to regain what previously thought to be lost. In this case, Jennifer is born again after the not so succesful "This Is Me...Then (2002)" which only sold 2.5 million. Rebirth definetly is her best album (as of now). "Get Right" her first single which debuted #1 in UK and only peaked #13 at the U.S Billboard Hot 100 definetly has heavy James Brown influence. Long time producer Cory Rooney, and Rodney Jerkins ("If You Had My Love"), Big Boi (From Outkast), Rich Harrison, Timbaland and her husband Marc Anthony are some producers of the album. 1. Get Right (8/10)- This song has been released 3 times; Original Version, With Rap Version and the Horns Down Remix (which unfortunately is not on the album). Produced by Rich Harrison, the beat of this track is originally for Usher's "Ride" but It didn't make the album. Jen loved it, Rich Harrison gave it to her. The song is basically a party/ club song and the horns are very repetive in this song which some people find annoying and some love it. 2. Step Into My World (10/10)- This is a very single material, she should release this as her 3rd single or so. Great production by Rodney Jerkins, this song has arabic beats to it, very seductive vocals. One of my favourites! 3. Hold You Down (9/10)- The first time I heard this, I didn't like it. It definetly grew on me. It basically talks about Jennifer and Fat Joe's friendship. It has the same feel to "All I Have". 4. Whatever You Wanna Do (7/10)- My least favourite song. Her vocals do not go well with the beats. The 2nd Rich Harrison production which dissapoints me a bit. The song has a very 50's-60's feel to it. Pretty up-beat. 5. Cherry Pie (9/10)- Cheesy title, but a great ROCK song. Jen definetly pulled it off with this one. Probaby one of my favourites! 6. I Got You (8/10)- A darkchild production classic! great feel-good beats. The song talks about you and that special someone is what it all matters, as long as you have each other. 7. Still Around (7.5/10)- In my opinion, this song belongs to "This Is Me...Then" because it has the same feel as to "This Is Me...Then". It's basically a song about love. Produced by Big Boi which was a shock because he went to a different direction with this one. A very feel-good love song. 8. Ryde Or Die (8.5/10)- Originally a Brandy's song "If I (I'll Do Anything For You)" which was suppose to appear on "Afrodisiac" but was scrapped out and handed to Jen. The song has same lyrics and beats to Brandy's version. You can actually hear a very similar Brandy vocals on the chorus. This song is also a favourite of mines. 9. I, Love (10/10)- My favourite song! it is a mid-tempo song, but the chorus is really cute and catchy. It somewhat has a tropical beat to it. It basically talks about LOVE (as usual) I, LOVE this song so much. She definetly needs to release this. 10. He'll Be Back (7.5/10)- Rumored to be the 3rd single (I hope its not true) the song talks about how someone leaves you, but you know that the person will come back to you, after he realizes what he's missing. Produced by Timbaland. 11. (Can't Believe) This Is Me (9.5/10)- This song is very personal to Jen. Produced by her husband Marc Anothony, not really a single material, but I was amazed on Jen's performance in this song. 12. Get Right (Feat. Fabolous)- I was expecting the Horns Down Remix a.k.a Hip Hop Remix but, it was basically the original one with rap. Which sucks. An ok remix but I liked the original version. Overall, this is probably the best Jennifer Lopez album. She has definetly imporved vocally. There is a song for you in this album. It is worth buying. Let's all hope she hits #1 on the album charts because "Rebirth" deserves it.Read more ›