Gran City Pop

Gran City Pop

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by Paulina Rubio
     
 

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Paulina Rubio's giddy, silly personality bubbles forth all over this album; she sounds like she's having a blast on every song, even the ones that are about the pitfalls of love. She's a pure pop artist, throwing anything and everything at the wall with no goal beyond a hooky melody, and Gran City Pop has plenty of them. Arrangements run the gamut from the

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Paulina Rubio's giddy, silly personality bubbles forth all over this album; she sounds like she's having a blast on every song, even the ones that are about the pitfalls of love. She's a pure pop artist, throwing anything and everything at the wall with no goal beyond a hooky melody, and Gran City Pop has plenty of them. Arrangements run the gamut from the acoustic guitar and organ of "Amanecí Sin Ti" to the big sampled Gary Glitter beat of first single "Causa y Efecto," the New Order-style pulsing bassline of "Enséñame," and the Lady GaGa-esque electro-disco of "Algo de Ti," with sampled strings rubbing against hard synth lines. Perhaps the most surprising track on the disc, though, and one of its definite high points, is the hip-hop
anchero fusion "Ni Rosas Ni Juguetes," which sounds like it could have been produced by Camilo Lara of Mexican Institute of Sound. Over a thunderous boom-bap beat, Rubio half-raps, half-sings about how flowers and toys won't earn her love; it's exactly the kind of culture-blending, boundary-dissolving sound that encapsulates modern Latin pop, and it's brilliant. Almost miraculously, this album's style-hopping, from electro to pop
ock (sometimes sounding like Electronic, as on "A Contraluz") to indefinable blends of whatever works, never becomes tiresome. That's a tribute not only to Rubio's producers, but to her own force of personality. She's one of the most vibrant performers in Latin pop, and based on this album, she's not going anywhere anytime soon.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2009
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0602527048659
catalogNumber:
001307502

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paulina Rubio   Primary Artist,Vocals,Coros
Derek Cintron   Drums
Lee Levin   Percussion,Drums,Bateria,Pandereta
Lester Mendez   Percussion,Piano,Harp,Keyboards,Vocoder,Pandereta,Arpa
Wendy Pedersen   Coros
Lyle Workman   Guitar
Cachorro López   Synthesizer,Bajo Sexto,Musical Direction
Sebastián Schon   Guitar,Keyboards,Bajo Sexto
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello
Fernando Perdomo   Guitar,Piano,Bajo Sexto
Demian Nava   Keyboards
Dany Avila   Drums,Bateria
Florencia Ciarlo   Coros
Juan Blas Caballero   Keyboards
Fernando Montesinos   Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Cristina Cellini   Estilista
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Violin,Cello
Martin Garcia Reinoso   Guitar
Laura Rubio   Vocals
Jorge Balbi   Drums
John Fuzessy   Vocals
Flor Cario   Vocals
Sonus Quartet   Strings
Wendy Pederson   Vocals
Tony "Smurphio" Laurencio   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Paulina Rubio   Composer,Executive Producer
Claudia Brant   Composer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Audio Production,Engineering
Cesar Sogbe   Vocal Recording
Joel Numa   Engineering
Gian Marco   Composer
Cachorro López   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Estéfano   Composer
Sebastián Schon   Programming,Engineering
David Alvarado   Management
Marya Meyer   Management
David Cabrera   Composer
Fernando Osorio   Composer
Pedro Alfonso   Direcccion de Cuerdas
Mario Domm   Composer
Noel Schajris   Composer
Rafael Vergara   Composer
Demian Nava   Programming,Engineering
Mauricio Gasca   Composer
Juan Blas Caballero   Engineering
Fernando Montesinos   Programming,Producer,Audio Production,Engineering
Ruben Villanueva   Arranger
Monica Velez   Composer
I. Padron   Composer
Fernando Jose Montesinos Guerrero   Composer
Andres Federico Levin Wulff   Composer
Chris Rodriguez   Arranger,Programming,Audio Production

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