Amy’s 2018 Music Highlights

6. Monsieur Periné – Encanto Tropical

Colombian band Monsieur Perine has continued their road to success with the acclaimed Encanto Tropical, their third full studio album [nominated for a Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Grammy; on top of their Album of the Year at the most recent edition of the Latin Grammy]. The jazz and swing have given way to a crisper Latino sound that infuses the band’s music with hints of bolero, tango and Argentine cumbia.

You can listen to Encanto Tropical on your music service of choice.

5. HYUKOH – 24 : How to find true love and happiness

If you haven’t started paying attention to HYUKOH yet, you’re missing out big time. One of the most notable (and few) bands to come out on the ‘mainstream’ from South Korea, HYUKOH is lead by- well, vocalist and guitarist Hyuk Oh.

HYUKOH’s 24 is available on any of your favorite music services. You can also get the physical version through YesAsia. The album is also still available through KTown4U.

4. Christina Aguilera – Liberation

Christina Aguilera made a comeback, yo! Like- a real REAL comeback. I hadn’t enjoyed Aguilera’s albums in nearly a decade, when we all thought she peaked with Back to Basics (which remains her best, by the way). I disliked both Bionic and Lotus enough to approach Liberation with certain caution since I had clearly moved on from following the American music scene. But color me surprised.

Liberation has intros and interludes that actually complement the album’s playability. It works so well together that Accelerate [MV]; which features Ty Dolla Sign & 2 Chainz, and I hated; even fits in smoothly.

Christina Aguilera’s music is available in the music service of your choice.

Also, Liberation hit #1 in Korea’s GAON’s International Albums chart AND the Spanish chart PROMUSICAE; I think Spanish-speakers deserve another album in Spanish. Or she needs to collaborate with some South Korean vocalists.

Imagine she guests on King of Mask Singer xDDDD Forget the American remake, go for the original Korean one.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

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  1. December 14, 2018

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    […] the lack of full albums and minis that I listened to over the past year, my current iTunes list of chosen songs this year has a whopping +90 tracks, so yeah. It’s […]

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