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A Surprising Album,
This review is from: Rebirth (Audio CD)
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 10