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Jennifer Lopez


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May 3, 2011

Jennifer Lopez is a great idea. A gorgeous Nuyorican singer, movie star and, now, American Idol judge — on paper, she's a perfect fit for a 21st-century pop culture that has collapsed old genre barriers. But the reality of Jennifer Lopez is...blah. Love? arrives with shiny production credits — Tricky Stewart and the-Dream, RedOne, Stargate. But it's undone by J.Lo's slight voice and slighter personality. There are exactly two satisfying songs, "On the Floor" and the wind-whipped "Until It Beats No More." Elsewhere, Lopez just does tame impressions of club vixens, battle-scarred romantics and, um, singers.

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