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Old 10-07-2013, 04:49
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I do. Maybe except for On The Floor that was really good and catchy but the other 2 I feel that she's using Pitbull in order to be relevant music success wise but doesn't it make you miss old J.Lo back when she had hits in the late 90's and early 2000's?
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:06
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Yes I love Ain't It Funny (original version) and Waiting for Tonight
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:17
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I prefer J-lo's old hits. I prefer her when she did R&B to be honest. It didn't sound recyclable and forgettable.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:13
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Obviously. She still makes catchy songs, but most of them sound dated just a few months after release. Her old urban sound was much better and seeing how 'LIU' flopped, I'm not the only one who prefers urban Jennifer.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:44
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I love On the Floor, and it was quite rightly a massive hit. Her others with Pitbull are just forgettable imo.

Her best singles were from the J Lo years. Play, Ain't it Funny, I'm Real (all versions) and I'm Gonna Be Alright.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:13
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I'm not really a fan of Jennifer Lopez but her older stuff is better than the newer stuff.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:22
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I like her dance songs but her urban/R&B stuff is better. I think that style suits her better than pop.
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Old 10-07-2013, 15:30
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Hopefully she's now learnt that working with Pitbull is not a winning formula over and over again, On the Floor was huge but she will never have a collaboration with him that big again. To be honest, I hate it when she uses rent a rappers, songs like Love Don't Cost A Thing, Waiting For Tonight and Get Right, where she's solo are great

So to answer the OPs question, I prefer her earlier material
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Old 10-07-2013, 15:40
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Mixed tbh, I loved Jenny from the block, Get right & do it well but I love all her collabs with Pitbull especially Live It Up
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Old 10-07-2013, 16:03
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I liked her songs with Ja Rule and Ashanti more. They're far more talented and versatile than Pitbull imo.

I think this might be the end of her dance songs though. Live It Up did so poorly, they're not going to try another song like that again.
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Old 10-07-2013, 16:30
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Yes. I don't mind Pitbull in small doses but generally I'm not a huge fan whoever he's collaborating with, all of the songs get a bit samey and are not original enough. I didn't mind On The Floor, but I'm a bit bored of the rest of them.

Like others have said, I preferred her collaborations with Ja Rule etc - but I guess he is no longer the chosen guest rapper these days... I preferred her older stuff though.
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Old 10-07-2013, 17:32
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I love her older stuff like Waiting For Tonight, Let's Get Loud and Play. I also like her new stuff as well. Yes, after On The Floor, they sound similar to each other, in regards to the Pitbull collaboration, but I enjoy listening to them. I really like Live It Up. I'm Into You, Follow The Leader and Papi were great singles as well. The only new stuff I didn't like was Goin' In. Dance again was OK.
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Old 10-07-2013, 20:47
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Strangely, On The Floor is one of my favourite songs of all time ! Love old and new though - Papi, Invading My Mind, Hypnotico are all great tracks! But Aint It Funny (pop version), Jenny From The Block and Love Dont Cost a Thing are all classics
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Old 11-07-2013, 00:47
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Like others have said, I preferred her collaborations with Ja Rule etc - but I guess he is no longer the chosen guest rapper these days...
I think that's because he's been in prison for years lol.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:14
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Without a shadow of a doubt I think Jennifer Lopez's recent music releases cannot be compared to her previous efforts. Jennifer stormed the charts with her debut single 'If You Had My Love' back in 1998 and followed that up by one impressive single after another including the likes of Waiting For Tonight, Love Don't Cost A Thing, Play, Ain't It Funny, I'm Real, All I Have, I'm Gonna Be Alright, The Murder Remixes and many more. Till this day I still love to hear music from her first four albums, however since then she's not really had that many great songs and her standard of music has slipped apart from the occasional hit like 'Get Right' or 'On The Foor'.

Currently Jennifer is just releasing generic throw away songs that don't really have much repeat value, and are pretty much following trends rather than setting them. The whole RedOne productions and Pitbull collaborations are so predictable and plain dull... it's time for her to change it up ASAP!
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:15
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I thought "On The Floor" was great but Jennifer's starting to bore me now by repeating the same sound. For me, her best era was about 12 years ago (wow, time flies!), when she collaborated with the likes of Ja Rule and Nas and of course released "Jenny From the Block".

Waiting For Tonight, Love Don't Cost A Thing, Play, Ain't It Funny, I'm Real, All I Have, I'm Gonna Be Alright, The Murder Remixes
Ah, she just doesn't make 'em like she used to.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:33
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She needs to return to her more urban sound and influence, it suits her image a lot more.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:25
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Now that Ja Rule is out of prison, I hope she reconnects with him, just for one more track. I think all the fans want a Jennifer Lopez ft Ja Rule single
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Old 11-07-2013, 17:27
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She's always been an artist who cribs onto the pop trends of the time, and happens to mostly get her hands on fantastic songs. If You Had My Love and Waiting for Tonight are two of my favourites, along with Play.

Love Don't Cost a Thing is also a decent song, but around that time it seemed she was always singing about how low-maintenance and 'normal' she was and that got a bit annoying because it was so far from the truth.

On the Floor was a stroke of luck that revived her flagging career, but the way she's tried to replicate that over and over again is annoying. Live It Up was just noise and a Pitbull verse lol.

I don't think there's anything particularly special about her as an artist though. She's somebody who only really chases commerce, I wouldn't say she has any real input in her music or its 'sound', she just goes with whatever's popular at the time. I like her, but let's call a spade a spade here.
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Old 11-07-2013, 17:43
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I've never seen what all the fuss was about with J-Lo. She has pretty much always bored me to tears.
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Old 11-07-2013, 19:08
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Pitbill annoys me. The way he does that stupid laugh after every line is just plain irritating. He has a habit on appearing on otherwise great songs too
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:34
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^ I agree about the laugh but I think it might just be his way of filling a lyrical gap in order to maintain the rap flow, like how many rappers irritatingly exclaim "Uh!". What I get more annoyed by is that "weeeee-ooooo!" thing (I don't know how to spell or describe it!) he does when he's about to rap on someone else's song. I think most of his recent J-Lo collaboration was just him doing that!
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:08
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On the Floor is excellent, and Fresh out the Oven and Dance Again are okay, but Live It Up is just bad. She needs to go back to doing pop/R&B with Darkchild, Cory Rooney and TrackMasters.

And I don't get why people are praising Ja Rule. The best versions of the Murder Remixes of I'm Real and Ain't It Funny are the radio edits that cut down on him.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:42
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^ I agree about the laugh but I think it might just be his way of filling a lyrical gap in order to maintain the rap flow, like how many rappers irritatingly exclaim "Uh!". What I get more annoyed by is that "weeeee-ooooo!" thing (I don't know how to spell or describe it!) he does when he's about to rap on someone else's song. I think most of his recent J-Lo collaboration was just him doing that!
All Pitbull does is basically shout the weehoo thing, talk about Kodaks and yell random words in Spanish. I did like Calle Ocho and Hotel Room Service, but I find him boring now.

On the Floor is excellent, and Fresh out the Oven and Dance Again are okay, but Live It Up is just bad. She needs to go back to doing pop/R&B with Darkchild, Cory Rooney and TrackMasters.

And I don't get why people are praising Ja Rule. The best versions of the Murder Remixes of I'm Real and Ain't It Funny are the radio edits that cut down on him.
Ja Rule is awesome lol. Even without J-Lo, he has so many classic songs now, Ptibull probably won't have any in 10 years time.

To be honest, I think J-Lo's next single will be rhythmic/urban. That style of music is making a comeback to the charts because of Blurred Lines, Thrift Shop, Mirrors and so on, so I'm sure J-Lo and most other people that did R&B music will go back to it, now they've seen how big Blurred Lines was.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:31
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100% prefer the older stuff.

Play, Waiting for Tonight, I'm Real (Mainly original version), Ain't It Funny (Both Versions), Control Yourself (With LL Cool J), All I Have, Hold You Down, I'm Glad, Get Right etc etc are all better than her recent Pitbull colabs.

I even really liked Hold It Don't Drop It and Do It Well.

She's one of those artists who I only remember how great their back catalogue is when I start to list them. I think Play is my favourite, but I love Hold Me Down and Love Don't Cost a Thing a LOT also.
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