J.Lo [Bonus Track]by Jennifer Lopez
Most snickered when Jennifer Lopez made her pop move in 1999, figuring that it was no more than a one-off vanity project. As it turns out, she was as serious about her pop career as she was about acting, and even if she didn't possess a particularly distinguished voice, she was earnest and had some good mainstream pop singles, delivered with some seriously sexy videos. On the Six was big enough of a success to raise expectations for its sequel, J-Lo, the first self-styled blockbuster of 2001. Essentially, this is the same album as On the Six, only a little longer with a little less focus and not as many memorable songs. This lack of winning singles becomes a drag, since at over an hour, the record meanders much longer than it should. Yet, meander isn't really the right word, because the album sets its tone from the start, with the ingratiating "Love Don't Cost a Thing." From that point on, the tinny, skittering drum machines, smooth mid-range, and alluringly thin vocals remain the same from song to song, with the occasional Latin cut thrown in to vary the rhythm somewhat. Since both the production and Lopez play it cool, not hot, and there's not that many hooks, it all tends to blend together. Those that have hooks need a couple of spins before they catch hold, whether it's the aforementioned lead single "Love Don't Cost a Thing," "I'm Real," "Play," or "We Gotta Talk." Lopez's strong suit remains dance tunes, not ballads, which tend to disappear in this reserved production and mannered vocals (no more so than "Secretly," which never seems to gel). So, J-Lo winds up as musically a mixed bag. Its longer running time makes it a little less appealing than its predecessor, yet it has just about the same number of strong songs, all of which sounding of a piece with On the Six, which makes it a success on a certain level. Still, there's this certain feeling of staid complacency and ordinariness that makes J-Lo feel less fun than her debut.
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Performance CreditsJennifer Lopez Primary Artist,Vocals
Paul Pesco Guitar
Rene Toledo Guitar,12-string Guitar
Chayanne Track Performer
Manny Benito Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Allende Percussion
Karen Anderson Background Vocals
Terry Bag Vocals
Jorge Calandrelli Conductor
Ed Calle Brass
Kip Collins Multi Instruments
Tony Concepcion Brass
Angel Fernandez Trumpet,Horn,12-string Guitar
Nelson "Gasu" Jaime Piano
Kandice Love Background Vocals
Ozzie Melendez Trombone,Horn
Archie Pena Percussion
Raul Agraz Horn
Alfredo Oliva Concert Master
Mario Gonzalez Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Gonzalez Piano,Background Vocals
Corey Rooney Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeannie Cruz Vocals,Background Vocals
William Duval Background Vocals
Erben Perez 5-string Bass
Shelene Thomas Background Vocals
Yanko Background Vocals
Jimmy Greco Keyboards
Richie Jones Percussion,Drums
Nora Payne Background Vocals
Michelle Bell Background Vocals
Troy Oliver Multi Instruments
Markes Domingo Quiñones Percussion
Ja Rule Track Performer
Dana Taboe Brass
Lena Pérez Vocals,Background Vocals
Christina Milian Background Vocals
Technical CreditsJimmy Page Composer
Robert Palmer Composer
Robert Plant Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Manny Benito Arranger,Producer,Vocal Producer
Michael Ruff Composer
Jorge Calandrelli String Arrangements,String Conductor
Kip Collins Producer,Instrumentation
Guillermo Edghill Producer
Angel Fernandez Arranger
Jean-Marie Horvat Pro-Tools
Greg Lawson Arranger,Programming
Kandice Love Vocal Arrangements
Michael Patterson Engineer
Kimberley Rew Composer
Dan Shea Programming,Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Rick Wake Arranger,Producer
Joe Kelley Producer
Dan Hetzel Engineer
Glen Marchese Engineer
Joel Numa Engineer
George Treadwell Composer
Corey Rooney Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Julian Peploe Art Direction
Brian Springer Engineer
Irv Gotti Producer
Dave Scheuer Engineer
Paul Foley Engineer,Pro-Tools
Jimmy Greco Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Richie Jones Arranger,Programming,Producer
David Swope Engineer,Assistant Vocal Engineer
Julian Alexander Logo Design
Lewis Lebish Composer
Dick Manning Composer
Mark Markwell Composer
Troy Oliver Programming,Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation
Jennifer Lopez Executive Producer
Mike Peterson Engineer
José R. Sanchez Programming,Producer,drum programming
Ray Contreras Arranger,Producer
Irving Nahan Composer
Lacides Camargo Composer
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Jennifer's first album was tight, but this one is like hella tight. All the songs are bangin and track #2 and #13 are the best. Jennifer is sure to impress with this album.
This album is obviously not for the serious music lover...sampled beats and rhythms teamed up with the juvenile, almost whinny voice of this lead-footed dancer turned sophomoric singer Lopez. There's more to life than soda pop lyrics about ''love''.This and her previous album are an effrontery to good music! Promptly got refund...
Jennifer Lopez's new album, ''J-Lo'' consists of a variety of songs. Her newest hit single ''Lost dont cost a thing'' relates to her personal life..and does to others as well. She's written more of the latina songs, that are beautiful and show she has a good spanish background as well. Their also are upbeat fast type songs that are great to dance to. Jennifer Lopez once again is in the spotlight for her work. The critical acclaim that she receives for the new album, does deserve it. It's catchy, and she forms her own style. Even if she is catergorized under the PoP section, i personally think she's created her own style. Last years album, ''On the Sixth'' shows much improvement in her writing. Though she stills partners up with other artists for her songs, it causes more interest. She has a variety of catchy, upbeat songs, solos in spanish, partnered up songs with other talented artists, and as well as her own life related topics she's decided to sing about.
The first 6 songs I like and the rest are ok.JLo is AWSOME!!!
I love you JEnnifer this is your best cd yet!
Jennifer Lopez has the talent and voice but I think her album ''ON THE 6'' was a better set of songs.She still cool!
Wow I thought the edited version was only going to take out the bad words, but it puts a new beat to the song i'm gonna be alright, but otherwise all of the other songs are fantastic.
I think it's okay but her album ''On The 6'' was much better.
Well, I just love this CD because she includes more of her spanish songs on it and I find this CD more Mexican than her other CD's. i enjoy it very much and if you're the Mexican type, I'd say this is a great choice!
I really loved j.lo's new album! The songs were much more personel and easy to relate to. My favorite song was ''Aint It Funny''. It reminded me of a doomed relationship of my own. I thought that the songs at the beginning of the c.d. were better than the ones at the end. Although they were all enjoyable. There seems to be a song for every mood, from hyper to melancholy. Jennifer has recieved loads of critical acclaim for this album. And she definently deserves it! This album is better than her last one ''On The Sixth'', for sure. She has certainly evolved and became a stronger singer. Shes come leaps and bounds. I love the instruments in this album. Theres great percussion, and her couple Latino songs have really smooth salsa sounds to them. I definently recommend this great c.d. to others!
Jennifer Lopez in my mind is a woman of many talents. Great voice and actress. Her new J. Lo I especially enjoyed for the variety of dance beats she has to offer in this CD. The beats and music is excellent!
I love Jennifer Lopez's music, and J.Lo is an awesome CD. My two favorite songs on this CD are ''Love Don't Cost A Thing'' and ''Play''. J. Lo has a great voice and her music is great, too. This is a must-buy!
It was great to listen to and if I didn't get I would be so sad. It is hip-hoppy and pop at the same time.
J.Lo has improved a lot and I'm sure she'll keep doing even better as the years pass, however, she works hard to be where she she is and deserves the best for all her accomplishments. I love you MAMI......
I love Jennifer Lopez she's got a beautiful voice & she's a good actress, When I get older I'm going to be just like her, My dad calls me jennifer Lopez jr. I think it's cool and I'm giong to live up to my dream and become a famous singer/actress!!
I really liked this one. Some songs could be better but not every song on a cd is gonna be awesome. But all in all it rocks!
best 1 yet Lopez !!!
I think J.Lo is a great preformer. All of her songs are great. I love all the singles. Some of the Spanish songs are ok but their not all great. This is a good album.
This is a good album, but compare to "On the Six" or "This is Me...Then" which is a far more superior CD, JLO has a few exciting song with lots of filler. There is not a lot of attention to detail either. For example for her song "Play..the Remix" they sampled Rick James' "Mary Jane" but erroneously put the Mary Jane Girls song "All Night Long" as the sampled song.
I was a little hesitant to buy the first album but I went ahead and did it. I was not surprised to find out that the vocals were terribly thin and her arrangement could have used a little work. With exception of the track done with Mark Anthony (No me ames), the album was a disappointment. Throughout this second album I find much of the same, shaky vocals and lots of effects. With the use of vo-coders and auto tuners J-Lo has found a way to skate by yet again. Although I am happy to see a Latin woman ''doing her thing'' as an avid music enthusiast and singer I would have to say that J-Lo, contrary to popular belief is not what I would consider to be a gifted musical talent. Another thing that upsets me is that she never preforms any of her music live, she lip syncs, but does not sing live. I just find it hard to believe that some of the people who have written reviews on this site say,''this is your best one yet'' She has only released two CD's. And if you want to know my opinnion neither of them are any good. I guess you would be referring to the lesser of the two evils, and I'm not even sure which one I would pick. I realize that these are probably some of the same people that have purchased both Britney Spears albums and consider her to be an outstanding singer. Come on guys!!!!!!!
Well J lo may be a very good singer but before you people start loving her read the credits first. more people work on her and her album than you give credit for so when you say shes a good singer and inspirational you probably are hearing someone else that is working for her
Loved the first single, other songs could be better. She needs to find her style.
Jennifer Lopez has done it again in her new album ''J.Lo.'' This album is even better than her first album ''On The Sixth.'' Her songs are really great and makes me want to dance and sing. Songs where she works with other artists give spice to the album especially the remix of ''I'm Real'' with Ja Rule. Her style is one of a kind and is really enjoyable. Both the english and spanish songs are wonderfully sung because of her beautiful voice. Jennifer Lopez shows that she is just as good of a singer as she is as an actress.
Jennifer Lopez WHOA! shes hot shes got it all and she can do it all so good! Movies, Music,dancer all of that good stuff but she is more in to music for wut she says to people ''on The 6'' was a very good album she had 3 hits ''if you had my love'' ''waiting for tonight'' Feelin so good'' plus 2 international hits ''lets Get Loud'' ''baila'' so i think the album was good if she had so many hits so for what people say she cant sing but i guess they like her people think she has to sing like mariah carey or celine dion but every one has there own way of singing and people dont always wana hear a high voice like to me i hate hearing mariah she out does her self but J.Lo you know shes Real! she sings the way she can she has a nice voice its just not all that and it doesnt haft to. ''j.lo'' now her new album is better than ''on the 6'' the new album has more hits or faster songs for dance songs and thats what people want now not slow songs dance songs ''J.lo'' the album has only been out for 6 months and it has a total of 5 Hits ''love dont cost a thing'' ''play'' ''im real'' ''aint it funny'' ''come over'' so shes really out doen her self in his album so she gets 5 stars the album is hot better than on the 6 better lyrics better style and etc...