Author: amy

reviews about albums, singles, ep, lp, music videos

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Mamamoo – Melting

In Melting, Mamamoo’s first full-length studio album, they bridge old-school and youthful images with ease, managing one of the most solid commercial releases of 2016 so far.

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Lee Hyori – Monochrome

The Queen of Kpop is back after a chunky 2010 comeback, but Monochrome brings her back in better shape than ever, making the wait for the album all the more satisfying.

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Bibi Zhou – Unlock

The best element in Unlock is and always will be Bibi’s voice, reaching on-pitch highs and soft delicate whispery lows that will make your soul quiver.

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DLG – Swing On

Way before Ricky Martin went on to sing Livin’ La Vida Loca or was ‘shakin’ his bon-bon’ for worldwide audiences and the Latin Boom exploded, a small group of Latinos in the United States had gathered to make people in Latin America dance.

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Thalía – Habítame Siempre

Habítame Siempre is familiar ground, never bordering on boredom and favoring the comfort (and the maturity) that comes with accepting who you are… showing growth into her musical persona, fitting perfectly into the album despite not being a powerhouse vocalist.

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Esteman – 1er Acto

Esteman’s debut album might exceed anyone’s expectation with his mix of pop and slight electronic influences all into a flavorful Latin wrap, swiftly singing back and forth in Spanish, English and French with the best of the new Colombian music scene… without ever forgetting the incomparable Andrea Echeverri, of course.

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P!nk – The Truth About Love

The Truth About Love seems like a place where Pink has been comfortably sitting since 2006. It may be easy to digest music, designed to grab a generation younger than Pink’s core, ready to reach #1 on popularity charts, but as an album part of her discography, it leaves much to be desired.

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Chris Lee – Old If Not Wild

You can call it anyway you want, the truth seems to be that Chris Lee sings like only Chris Lee can. Her latest album Old If Not Wild (再不瘋狂我們就老了) is a testament to that, even more so than The Dancing Artist was.

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Juanes – MTV Unplugged

Juanes is really not unfamiliar to this strong Latin sound in his music, but it’s more evident in this performance thanks to Juan Luis Guerra’s arrangements and overall take-over as a producer.