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J.Lo
(2001)
Jennifer Lopez
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Label: Sony
Duration: 55:50
Genre: Pop

Like Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez has entered the singing-dancing-acting zone of the bona fide superstar and has developed an ego to match her talents. "J. Lo", the follow-up to her multiplatinum 1999 debut "On the 6", makes little attempt to tinker with the Latina-soul formula that record patented, employing an army of coproducers and writers (including partner Puffy) to assemble a slick 15-track affair. If anything, Lopez's sound is safe, even retro, with some tracks looking back to the 1980s--particularly the Michael Jackson-influenced "I'm Real" and the funky, impressive "Play". Her Puerto Rican background comes to the fore on a handful of Spanish numbers, notably "Cariño", which samples Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria's "Sofrito" to impressive effect. It goes badly wrong on the "La Isla Bonita" soundalike "Ain't It Funny", which merely serves to reinforce the impression that Lopez is happy to settle for being the Latina Madonna. --Mike Pattenden


TrackDuration
Love Don't Cost A Thing2:49
I'm real3:40
Play4:00
Walking On Sunshine3:31
Ain't It Funny3:33
Carino3:47
Come Over4:02
We Gotta Talk4:53
That's Not Me4:12
Dance with Me4:37
Secretly4:09
I'm Gonna Be Alright3:32
That's The Way5:04
Dame (Touch Me)4:01
Si Yo Se Acabo
I'm Real (Murder Remix)4:22
I'm Waiting3:12
Original Release: 2001-01-23
Producer: Cory Rooney, Jennifer Lopez
UPC: 696998596528, 5099750055076, 74646378625