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’).
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.