Jonathan Bernstein
October 08, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jennifer Lopez’s recent Spanish-language disc, Como Ama Una Mujer, got little critical love but provided evidence that she could manipulate that undernourished voice and produce something approximating passion. Shame she didn’t put those new skills to use on Brave, her back-to-the-dance-floor album. Expensive beats and uplifting material are offset by listless vocals. Even on ”Mile in These Shoes,” a song that thrusts a middle finger at the haters, she sounds like she’d rather be shopping for scented candles. C
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