Lopez, Jennifer : J To Tha L-o – The Remixes

Lopez remixed. Actually quite good...

The rules of modern celebrity dictate that artistic achievement,

wherever it appears, should be downgraded in favour of the sheer

full-wattage brightness of the star in question. Whilst Jennifer

Lopez is no Salvador Dali, she remains a consummate pop artist of

the day: multi-tasking her way from Hollywood Latino princess to

telegenic MTV uber-diva.

She won’t necessarily win awards for vocal gymnastics, but her

range is perfectly suited to this collection of upbeat dancefloor

cuts (with the obligatory affirmative power ballad, ‘Alive’).

Cynics might’ve seen collaborations with Ja Rule, Fat Joe and

Trackmasters as a way of getting some hip-hop shine, if Lopez

hadn’t been so resolutely down with the programme for a while now.

As tracks proceed further, from Latino House abstracts to

Spanish versions of previous hits, it’s apparent the agenda

here is mainly fun. Just dance, OK.

Dele Fadele