Como Ama Una Mujer is Jennifer Lopez' first Spanish-language album, so expectations were quite high, but I can be very short on this album. It's not my cup of tea.
Lopez has often changed styles, and from the mainstream latino sound of "Let's Get Loud" and the pop of "Love Don't Cost a Thing" to the r&b of "Control Myself", she's always maintained a high standard. Not the originality, but the quality of the product were what made J-Lo famous.
But honestly, you can't take this album seriously, it's one cheesy ballad after another. Lopez is screaming for your attention, in vain. Synthisizer violins and cheap sound effects are working so hard on your sentiment, it's almost funny.
Is it the bad influence of hubbie Marc Anthony? Has she been listening too much to latino tearjerkers like Marco Antonio Solis, Chayanne, Sin Bandera, or even to Céline Dion? Fact is, all those artist do a better job at singing ballads – both in originality and quality (that says a lot, doesn't it?).
One exception that might be called funky: "Te Voy A Querer", rescued by the drums and the pleasant guitar riff.
If you're into clichés and banalities, have a soft spot for tacky lyrics, and don't mind enduring the horrible music: buy this album. If you're into real latin music: please don't. You'll probably hear these songs more than you'd like on the radio anyway.Powered by Sidelines