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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun, and mature...

    I've loved Ricky's music since the begining of his career. This is different, in a much more creative way. It is the same message...love, loss, life, with a real emphasis on the message that he is trying to send out. The only thing that was frustrating was that his beautiful clear voice was muddled with others trying to harmonize, but just in a few spots. The songs are fun, romantic, and sexy. Warning... They make you want to get up and dance!! What more can you ask for??!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A welcome return...a welcome change.

    While I am a fan of his first two English albums (as well as his two most recent Spanish albums), the new album is a welcome change. "Life" successfully finds itself a place in the mainstream, while still maintaining an exotic flavor. Much of this album has a decidedly Eastern feel to it (as opposed to simply stereotypical Latin), using instrumentation and chord structures typically found in Arabic & Indian music. You may question Ricky Martin's dabbling in these rather obscure genres, however Latin music itself has its roots in the Middle East. He also wisely chooses to use the "next big thing" on a few of his songs: Reggaeton. Daddy Yankee's appearance on this album is smart for both artists, allowing for each to be introduced to a different demographic. I would expect to see Daddy Yankee release an English album within the next year. Should Ricky's album have any commercial significance (which I believe it will), I think it could usher in a new wave of music tinged with the same Eastern elements. Even much of 50 Cent's wildly successful "The Massacre" (especially this album's singles) uses Middle Eastern instruments, rhythms, and chords. I also believe Ricky's success will largely depend upon the performance of Shakira's new English album, "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2," to be released in November. And if "Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1" is any indication, Shakira is bound for a comeback herself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An eclectic mix of Life

    If I were to make an album, I would have a hard time sticking to a certain sound. I understand it's nice to have consistency with music, but I enjoy a lot of different types of music and I think no musician should feel the need to be stuck inside a box. I like Ricky's new image...and for some reason it doesn't seemed forced. I'm not sure I'll love the album, but anything's better than "She Bangs". How about a song with the Los Lonely Boys. That would be a nice addition to his next album. He's got a nice voice, he's just not sure where to go with it :-) I would add this album to your collection.

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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