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Great voice without digital effects
Brave - Jennifer Lopez
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Brave - Jennifer Lopez
Date: 05/06/12, updated on 05/06/12 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Great voice, it hasnt been ruined by effects
Disadvantages: Lyrics are a little sloppy in places, some dont make sense
Jenifer lopez has always been the queen of RnB and to everyone is an icon in the genre. This album for me has been great to listen to in the car, it has a couple of relaxing tracks with a symphony and a few with an upbeat hip hop feel. But the thing that i like most of all is that beautiful voice she has. She never misses a note, never sounds off key and really goes for it on the high hats.
The first couple of tracks are slowed RnB tracks that talk almost entirely about love, but its when you get to track 6, "never gonna give up" do you truly appreciate what J.Lo is all about. The track starts with a classical symphany for the first minute and a half and then her voice comes in and starts hitting the high notes. She can do ballads as well as RnB and hip hop tracks, and thats what i like, its the sort of Hybrid genres she creates, you just dont get that with albums by Rhianna, who just sticks to one genre.
Mile in these shoes (track 7) has a flowing ballad feel to it with a very slow BPM and personally, i dont like the lyrics, but because they are sung so beautifully i actually really enjoyed the song despite this. There are no effects or frills to ruin the song, vocal loops are out of the question, the whole album is sung without much electronic assistance. Its a good album because its raw, and a stripped back to basics album.
The instruments on this album range from piano and violin to guitar, drums and synthesizer. Thats where it stops though, there are no electronic sound effects anywhere, and you dont get cheap "brake" effects or reverse effects on the lyrics unlike most RnB tracks which are completely digital with some singer or rapper giving a half hearted performance.
This album sums up J.Lo completely, its all about the voice and lyrics. There are a couple tracks i dont like the lyrics for but her voice more than makes up for it. Its so rare to get an RnB album without a ton of effects and electronic cluter. A great recommended album.
Summary: A great RnB album unlike the cheap digitalised ones you get today