Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
8

Music Review

Jennifer Lopez: 'Dance Again... The Hits' - Album review

By
Released on Monday, Jul 23 2012

Jennifer Lopez 'Dance Again... The Hits' deluxe album artwork.
Jennifer Lopez fans rejoiced earlier this year with the announcement that she was finally going to release a greatest hits collection some 13 years after her debut single. That said, with over a decade of hits and countless remixes to her name, the attention soon turned to its tracklist. It's a high-class problem, but has JLo made the right decisions?

As with all retrospective compilations, Dance Again... The Hits is sprinkled with a couple of new cuts. The pulsing Euro beats on 'Dance Again' and 'Goin' In' do little to distinguish Lopez in today's chart, but offer an easy lead-in to international smash and career-reviving cut 'On The Floor'; whose Lambada sample and storming synths remain as infectious today as they were 12 months ago.

Only time will tell if it will age as well as turn-of-the-millennium hit 'Love Don't Cost A Thing'. Jubilant strings give way to a bouncing hip-hop beat as the New Yorker tells her admirer that money don't impress her much. Of course we don't believe her one bit, but along with the euphoric vibes of 'Waiting For Tonight' and R&B classic 'If You Had My Love' it's a firm reminder of her fiercely independent but hopeless romantic nature, which seems to reflect her colourful personal life.

A strutting bassline on 'Jenny From The Block' cements its place as a tongue-in-cheek noughties classic, but the Murder Inc remixes of 'Ain't It Funny' and 'I'm Real' don't offer as much authentic Hispanic flavouring as their counterparts, resulting in chart-friendly hip-hop overkill. However, the very fact that she can't fit all her classics on to one disc can be seen as nothing more than a testament to her enduring career.



Tracks to download: 'On The Floor', 'Waiting For Tonight', 'If You Had My Love', 'Jenny From The Block'
If you like this, you'll like: Ciara, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias

Watch the music video for 'Dance Again' below:

You May Like

Comments

Loading...