12 Songs, 47 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Musica21 ,

She's Been Thinkin'!

Jennifer Lopez has, for the most part, put in most of her input into this album. Its consistency might seem to others a bit dry and mawkish, but to a more appreciative ear, it is a well-constructed album, evident not only in its high production value, but in Lopez's contribution to its making (she is a co-writer for 9 of the 12 songs featured here, with the exception of tracks 1, 4, and 9). The concensus is that this album is undeniably her most mature, appealing to an 80's audience with its sultry, soulful hooks and beats. Unlike its sophomore predecessor, this one's not for the teenyboppers! "Still" is a beautiful and haunting track well suited to introduce the rest of the album, and the perfume line of the same name. To this day I have not figured out what sample loops in this track, but it is admittedly infectious. "Loving You" is memorable for its chorus, a trend that can notoriously be found in all of Lopez's songs. "The One," sampling "You Are Everything" by The Stylistics (Version 2 being the most obvious case) is a catchy tune that is worthy to be a single. Apart from the sappy "Dear Ben" and ridiculous, over-sampled "Jenny From the Block," the album stands solid with beautiful ballads like the aforementioned, the delightful duet with LL Cool J (which samples "Very Special" by Debra and Ronnie Laws, if you want to check it out), the powerfully arranged "Again", "I've Been Thinkin'," and even the cover of Carly Simon's "You Belong to Me" strikes a chord (a Spanish guitar chord, no less) with the listener. If you want to listen to an album that delivers soulful beats and catchy lyrics (no matter how overwrought), this is one guilty pleasure I recommend.

therealistchick ,

I love

Jenny from the block because it has a great beat and great lyrics!

Sgoodo ,

I love this Album - J.Lo is wonderful and sweet!

Great Album - well put together...Jenny did a great job telling a story with the tracks on this CD.

One of the best she's done!

Great - Jenny from the block...Rules!

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