Released: 18th March 2002.
She may not be a terribly good singer, songwriter and all, but she's got the perfect knowlegde of tricks how to survive on the busy music scene.
Firstly, Jennifer Lopez served us the re-release of "J Lo" album, this time including the new version of "I'm Real" featuring Ja Rule. But things started to look suspicious when "Ain't It Funny" was released again, but this time as a "remix". Why this, or the "remix" of "I'm Real" with Ja Rule are called "remixes" is a mystery, but bear with me, I promise to explain you all.
You see, this was a very skillfully planned move to get as many fans buying the same thing over and over again as possible. The fact that the new versions of "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" are completely different songs from the originals, is not important in confrontation with the fact that they could be the main selling force behind ... a remix album!
And here we are, "J To Tha L-O" features both, as well as some other much less exciting mixes, that you've already heard on the singles or even on some music videos, like the rather old "Waiting For Tonight (Hex's Momentous Mix)".
The novelty of having new mixes of "J Lo" tracks wears off very quickly, as you notice in "I'm Gonna Be Alright" >the sample used in an R&B tune >yet again, while "Walking On Sunshine (Metro Remix)" brings on a cheesy disco beat that will surely annoy everyone who bought this album for the R&B remixes!
I was greatly disappointed by the Pablo Flores remix of "Let's Get Loud", as it must be one of his worse to date, but the big pitfall for JLo is the ballad, "Alive". What on Earth does a soppy ballad do on a remix album? Makes it even more pants.
Some things are better left untouched, and this is true with most of the tracks on "J To Tha L-O", a completely unnecessary album. Stay well away.
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