Jennifer Lopez – Brave

Jennifer Lopez’s new album, Brave, reminds me of a fascinating story from my colleague. To cut time reading her MBA’s course materials, she would scan the texts, drop into a text-to-speed program, and then export to audio so she could listen while on the road. She even doubled up the speed, which, she said, sounded like a chipmunk, to keep up with her overloaded homeworks. Ms. Lopez sings like a speech reader with a mild Spanish accent. On the up tempos, she reads at a double time. On the mid tempos, she shows no range or emotion. Maybe she has no relationship dramas with Marc Anthony and just wanted to make an album to beat her marriage boredom. Not sure if the couple would last forever, but for now: “Stay together is the new breakup.”